A NEW HAMPSHIRE MYSTERY
Hannah Cole has built a life around her job as a receptionist at the local precinct after surviving a tumultuous upbringing, one she's worked hard to forget. For years, Hannah has hardly spoken to her overbearing mother or the half-sisters she barely knows: shy Candice, and Mary, a stunning fifteen year old with an eerie grip on the town. But when she learns her mother has been kidnapped, she returns home to the shack on Hermit Lake and the step-father she's never trusted.
Detective Cody McAlister has never seen a case like this. The kidnapper has planned every detail with exquisite precision and when body parts begin to arrive at his department, the glaring reality becomes all too clear: Kendra won't be alive for long. The key to the deranged kidnapper's motive and identity may be held in the unsteady hands of a twelve-year old girl. But Candice hasn't spoken a word since that tragic night.
As Hannah and Cody's investigation takes them from abandoned strip malls to the outer reaches of the marsh, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Hannah finds herself reliving hellish memories of the shack she thought she'd never have to face. If she doesn't unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past, she won't find her mother in time. In small-town New Hampshire where what you see is what you get, no one is who they seem.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The storyline was excellent and the cast of characters, outstanding. This book held my attention from beginning to end. This book has romance, mystery Whodunit and awful things. Hannah and Cody. Overall a good book and would make a great lifetime movie! HEA ending. I will read the other books in this series/by this author. ***vrnb***
this is the first book I've read by this author & will definitely read more. I chose the book because of the series name "a New Hampshire Mystery " (I live in New Hampshire ) Although this is the first in the series I get the impression that the other 2 are about different characters (I've only read a preview of the second in series). That disappoints me because I would like to read more about Hannah & Cody & the progression of their law enforcement careers