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An isolated highway in the middle of the desert - the perfect place to hide a secret.

LA-based artist Laurie Simmonds disappeared two months ago, her camper van abandoned on the isolated Twentynine Palms Highway, miles from anything - or anyone. With the police investigation stalled, her parents put all their faith in private investigator Jessica Shaw to find out the truth of what happened. 

Jessica and her partner Matt Connor discover that two other women are missing, their disappearances connected to the same highway. When a link emerges between these women and a group of former college friends, Jessica feels certain they’re closing in on their target. 

But no sooner do they follow this up than Laurie’s parents get spooked and drop the case. Jessica is blindsided but determined not to give up: three women are missing, and many more may be at risk. She can’t turn her back on them. But the more she pulls at the threads of the truth, the closer she comes to danger. Can she find out who’s behind these crimes before they come for her?

©2020 by Lisa Gray. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Polly Agee
  • 02-01-21

great book

great book really enjoying this series. I hope to find new books similar. highly recommend

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  • Pam Denny
  • 31-12-20

Suspense

As the story progressed, the pieces started coming together. However, the numerous characters and their situations were jumbled in the first half of the book. The use of different people for the voices might have helped. Overall, the story was suspenseful and satisfying in the end.

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  • Lisa
  • 23-12-20

Good with Potential for Great

Good story but could've been great. The meat of the story didn't happen soon enough. More than half way through is when the interesting details appear. Unfortunately, it was also pretty easy to figure out who the culprit was before it was revealed. I liked the ending.

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  • Donna
  • 09-12-20

Enthralling

I enjoyed the plot in the story line. kept you interested till the end. I really enjoy this author

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  • Gracie
  • 01-12-20

Excellent series!

I'm also through listening to the third of the Jessica Shaw series and looking forward to the next one! I listened to the first one, Thin Air, and loved it and immediately bought #2, Bad Memory, and this one. I highly recommend this series and this author. The narrator is fabulous, the 3 stories don't have anything in common except some of the characters - the stories don't depend on each other so you can read one without the others. But you'll enjoy it and want to read the others.

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  • JTS
  • 30-11-20

good multi storyline and timeline character study.

I really enjoyed this audiobook which had multiple characters multiple timelines and multiple storylines that you knew connected and had a Common Thread but just didn't know how. Good strong female lead character who has her faults but is likeable. Agreed with other reviews that totally dislike the female Meritor doing the male voices. They all sound the same.

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  • Book Bug!
  • 29-11-20

Great book!

Suspense, intrigue and lots of ingenuity keeps this fast thriller reading well past my normal bedtime. This is an excellent addition to a fantastic series! Narration was perfect!

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  • Reggie
  • 24-11-20

You know what they say about karma...

PI Jessica Shaw is investigating the disappearance of a young woman when she notices a pattern...2 other women had disappeared from the same stretch of highway. As Jessica digs deeper, she uncovers a sad tale that dates back 30yrs ago and another woman who had disappeared, and whose remains had only recently been discovered. Your heart will hurt for a forgotten little boy. Can Jessica solve the mystery before it’s to late for another woman? There is also the underlying chemistry between Jessica and her new boss...maybe an HEA in her future? Only time will tell...

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  • Amanda Gerber
  • 22-11-20

very good series

looking forward to the next book love this series a pi who has a very dark past