Scooting up the bestseller lists is John Sanford’s Stolen Prey, the latest of the Lucas Davenport books. There are now twenty two of them! In the town of Deephaven, Minnesota, a family is murdered. Davenport has seen a lot of awful murders in his long police career. This is one of the most terrible, including mom and dad, two daughters and even their dog. Reminiscent of the type of vengeance he has seen in drug killings, something is off. The family lives in a nice neighborhood and wouldn’t likely have anything to do with such a scene. Davenport digs deep to discover who is at the heart of the murders despite the dismal place it will take him to.
If you enjoyed Stolen Prey check out these intriguing indies:
Daddy’s Home by A.K. Alexander is a family’s worst nightmare come true. A serial killer known as “The Family Man” is hunting single mothers and their children. He intends to kidnap them and play out his role as the perfect father. CSI Holly Jennings; also a single mom, is taking this case personally. As she hunts this twisted killer, Holly deals with the loss of her husband, a possible new love interest and comes close to losing her child, her love and even her life.
A Real Piece of Work by Chris Orcutt is a five star indie starring PI Dakota Stevens. A man named Serif appears in Dakota’s office and promptly collapses. After telling Stevens that he has an issue with a stolen painting, Serif is left to recuperate and promptly disappears. Now there is not just a missing painting…but also a missing person who is the center of their investigation. As Stevens and the sexy Svetlana Krüsh (his assistant and author of a book on chess called Krüsh Your Opponents) delve into this mysterious Serif and his art, it is made clear there is so much more going on. Intrigue, romance, art and chess…this book has it all!
Blood Money by Laura M. Rizio has earned its Starred Kirkus Review and then some. Nick Ceratto is looking for partnership in a Philadelphia law firm: Maglio, Silvio and Levin. As he looks into the firm, he discovers a murderous secret. They are injuring and killing clients to make millions on medical malpractice suits. When the firm becomes aware of Nick’s discovery, a hit is put out on him. Now Nick must purposefully lose a case, expose the firm and escape with his life…not an easy chain of events and along the way someone is certainly going to die. Will it be Nick? Read on!
Snake Skin by C.J. Lyons explores the life of Lucille Teresa Guardino: aka Lulu, Lucy, LT, Mom, and of course Supervisory Special Agent Guardino of the FBI. Lucy is put to the test in this edge of your seat thriller that is currently rocking #6 on The List Where Indies Count. It would seem that this woman has it all (including an identity for each part of her life) but that can change in a heartbeat. As Lucy is forced to choose between the life of a young victim and that of her own daughter, tension runs deep.
Blood Stained, also by C.J. Lyons is following its sister book at #7 on The List Where Indies Count. In this Guardino thriller, the FBI frowns upon the star agent’s killing of a man, disobeying orders and therefore assign Lucy to a desk job. As the lives of innocents (and her own family) are threatened, can Lucy catch a killer based on a mysterious tip announcing the FBI had gotten the wrong man? Four years ago, the case was closed but in light of this new evidence, Lucy starts an investigation of her own (also against orders.) Lucy Guardino is one femme federal not to be messed with!
If you liked Stolen Prey give these awesome indies a try. We know you won’t be disappointed!