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Summary

One, two, three. She counts the bodies dragged from the burning beach house, smoke rising from their cotton pajamas, and remembers a fourth; red hair, freckles, clinging to his mother’s legs, begging to watch the fireworks a while longer. “Where’s the little boy?” she whispers....

In the ashes of the Fox family’s seafront vacation home, Olivia Rockwell can barely hold back her tears as she wonders who in the close-knit town of Fog Harbor could destroy such a warm, loving family. Then she spots a little green toy soldier in the sand and follows a set of small footprints along the beach to an abandoned lifeguard hut. Inside, she finds the youngest Fox child, Thomas. The only survivor...

Holding his trembling body close, Olivia promises to keep him safe. She knows the agony of losing family at such a young age. But the second Thomas catches sight of Detective Will Decker’s sliver police badge over her shoulder, the little boy’s scream pierces the night. Could the family have been targeted by someone sworn to protect them? Is anyone safe if the police themselves are the primary suspect? 

Unsure who she can trust, Olivia keeps hold of the tiny horseshoe charm she finds at the scene and follows the trail deep into the web of lies surrounding this seemingly perfect family. But just as a tip-off from a local lighthouse-keeper puts the killer within reach, tragedy strikes: Little Thomas is snatched from his bed. 

Up against a calculating monster who seems to know her every weakness, Olivia must dig deeper than ever before to find this innocent child. But when one twisted killer becomes two, can she stay alive long enough to save him? 

Perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Lisa Regan, and Kendra Elliot!

©2021 Ellery Kane (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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  • 02-08-21

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I might have been able to wait for the story or characters to develop, the writing might have been better then it sounded but the narration and voices were jarringly bad. Couldn’t listen long, my attention kept wandering and was often brought back by by the awful voices.

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  • MARGARET BRILEY
  • 11-07-21

Distracted

The story line was good but there was too much extra fluff, seemed to me that it moved to slow.