Today I want to tell all of you about two new books that are available by former Buffalo PD Detective, Lissa Marie Redmond. She writes a series featuring Lauren Riley, also a Buffalo Cold Case Detective. I read the first three books in the series last year: A Cold Day in Hell, The Murder Book, and A Means To An End - liked them all very much. The 4th book in the series, A Full Cold Moon, is available in e-book form right now and in print at the end of this month. Lissa has also written a standalone book, The Secrets They Left Behind, and it came out today. More info on both books below. Take a look - this series might appeal to you or the standalone as well. Enjoy!
Since her partner on the Cold Case team has been out of action after being shot in the line of duty, Lauren Riley has been working Homicide. Her latest case involves an Icelandic man murdered on the streets of Buffalo mere feet from his hotel.
The brutality of the case hits Lauren hard. When she realizes the murder was committed on the night of a Full Cold Moon, it triggers memories of the first cold case she investigated that she's been unable to solve.
Lauren is determined not to fail again but when she is involved in a shooting with a suspect, she finds the case may be taken out of her hands . . . especially when it gains attention from the Icelandic government.
Three college freshmen go missing from their rural hometown of Kelly's Falls while on Christmas break. Their cell phones, coats, and purses are left behind, but the girls have disappeared without a trace. As the days turn into weeks and the investigation grows cold, twenty-three year old Buffalo police officer Shea O'Connor is called on to dig up leads undercover.
Still bearing the emotional and physical scars of a previous case, O'Connor infiltrates as eighteen-year-old Shea Anderson, a college freshman and the "niece" of the town's police chief. As she begins to immerse herself in the missing girls' world, befriending their friends and family, and doing whatever it takes to maintain her cover, O'Connor realizes the track is far colder than she initially thought. But whoever was behind the girls' disappearance was only warming up, and they have set their crosshairs directly on her.
The heat is on for O'Connor as she closes in on the shocking truth about what really happened the night the girls vanished.