Silenced Cry

Silenced Cry

by Marta Stephens




Human bones discovered during the demolition of an abandoned building leads city Detective Sam Harper and his partner, Dave Mann, to investigate a 16-year old crime that preceded their careers at the Chandler Police Department.
When it's established that the bones belong to an infant, Harper pushes to recreate the circumstances that led to the baby's murder. The suspects called in for questioning panic and their actions spark a chain of events that throws the investigation in a wild and unexpected direction.
While in pursuit of the killer, Harper unearths a cover-up involving top ranking city officials. He agonizes with the thought of ruining his late partner's reputation by adding him to the list of suspects.
When Harper realizes the police chief and his own police-hero father may also have been involved, the tables turn and the predictable consequences hit close to home.
Harper finds himself in a place where dangerous truths loom and boundaries between pursuer and prey blur. Determined, he knows he must hunt down the killer. Or die trying.

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ISBN-13: 9781548334444
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/04/2017
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Marta Stephens's love of mysteries began at an early age through children's mystery series. Noir films and movies of the mystery/suspense genre, especially anything Bogart, have also influenced her writing.
Stephens's third novel, SHROUD OF LIES (2017), introduces private investigator, Rhonie Lude, who knows the pecking order and that to survive, she has to be tougher than a man and twice as smart. "I'm a woman doing a man's job and that's threat enough."
Stephens's debut novel, SILENCED CRY, the first book in her Sam Harper Crime Mystery series, (2007) received honorable mention at the 2008 New York Book Fair. Book two in the series, THE DEVIL CAN WAIT, (2008), received the Bronze Medal in the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY).
Stephens, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, lived in Los Angeles in the late 1970's but has called Indiana home since the age of four.

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