International Thriller Award finalist!

I’m delighted to share the news that one of my books – Little Girl Taken – has been picked as a finalist in the International Thriller Writers 2022 Thriller Awards, in the best ebook original category.

Little Girl Taken is the third book in my Detective Madison Harper crime series, although it can also be enjoyed as a standalone novel. I like to make all books in the series as different to each other as possible so that readers (and I) never get bored! I’m proud of this one, and I genuinely felt conflicted for the main character. She does things she thinks are just, and that society might have a hard time disagreeing with, but things that the law says are wrong. She’s also the character I get the most emails about. (Well, after Brody – the K9 Shepsky!)

If you’ve not yet read it, here is the book’s description. It’s available to purchase in ebook, paperback and audiobook via amazon and audible.

Rain rattles through the trees as she leans into the car, careful not to touch anything. Two pretty blue eyes stare back through the dark, wide with relief, or maybe fear. A baby girl, wrapped up in a pink snowsuit, reaches out a tiny hand. Her mother is nowhere to be found…

An abandoned baby is the last thing Detective Madison Harper expects to find as she drives to her first day back at work since the case that ripped her life apart. But as she cradles the shivering child close, all her instincts tell her there’s something more sinister at play. Then she finds a lone sneaker down a muddy trail nearby, the laces spattered with blood…

In a town as small as Lost Creek, Colorado, the baby and the shoe are quickly identified as belonging to Kacie Larson, a waitress at the local diner who quietly stashed away her tips to make a better life for her daughter. A mother herself, Madison can’t believe that Kacie would just abandon her child, but she also can’t convince her new team. Not for the first time, Madison feels she must go it alone to get the job done.

But when a body is pulled from a nearby lake, and it’s not Kacie, the case takes an agonizing turn. Is this missing mother really who she says she is? Is there a chance she’s still alive? Madison barely has time to think before the sweet little girl she rescued is snatched on a crowded street. Gone, in the blink of an eye.

To break this case and earn her place back on the force, Madison must learn to trust her team, and herself againand fast. If she doesn’t find this twisted individual in time, a little girl could die…

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