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Her eyes fluttered open as the first splash of frigid water crashed through the open window beside her. She shook her head, startled to be awake—to be alive. She was in her car, in the river. She blinked, tried to focus. And then it came back to her. He’d tried to kill her…
One month since she lost her husband, Dr Leah Wright knows it’s time to return to her family home. Though the crime scene tape and blood stains are gone, she will never feel safe with her daughter there again. Receiving a call from Detective Luka Jericho to assist with a police investigation is a welcome distraction, until she sees the scene: a wife dead, another family ripped apart.
As Leah is the new head of the Crisis Intervention Center, Luka knows she can help him speak to the victim’s traumatized husband, who he suspects might have had something to do with his wife’s death. But when Leah interviews the woman who lives across the hall, they uncover evidence of a serial killer in their rural Pennsylvania town. The same person who claims responsibility for drowning Luka’s fiancée seventeen years ago…
With danger closer to home than ever before, Leah realises that to find the killer they may need to dig into Luka’s past. But the killer is already taunting Luka, promising to kill again. Is it already too late to save another innocent life?
Brilliantly suspenseful until the very last page, The Drowned Woman is perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Kendra Elliot and Tess Gerritsen. An addictive new thriller in the Jericho and Wright crime series from New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons.
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What readers say about CJ Lyons:
“I starting reading at bedtime, I was so enthralled in the story, next thing I knew it was 3am as I was turning the last page on my Kindle. The story was compelling, captivating, suspenseful, heart-wrenching, all the good stuff you want in a crime thriller.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Wow, this book grabbed my attention from the first chapter, it was so well written and kept me guessing till the end. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller, you won’t be disappointed. Can’t wait for the second book, am definitely going to read it.” Goodreads reviewer
“Definitely a great start to new series… Cannot wait for the next one… Kept me on the edge-of-my-seat from the very beginning until the end.” Goodreads reviewer
“Wow! I had no idea that I was going to love this book as much as I have. I have been completely unable to put this one down… There is absolutely no predicting where the author is taking the story which has made this a gripping and exciting read." Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars
“This book has more twists and turns than a mountain road but eventually the truth comes out in an exciting climax… One of the best mysteries of the season.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Such a page-turner and gripping and so gritty, I loved how the story progressed with all its twists turns and mysteries. Definitely recommend.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“From the first chapter right till the last one you are hooked… I am a big fan of CJ Lyons but this book is something else… Wow what a rollercoaster of a ride this book is… Red herrings galore, brilliantly written and keeps you on your toes.” Goodreads reviewer
“Everything a great thriller should be. Characters come alive on every page. Hooked me right from the start.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“A fantastic start to another unputdownable series by CJ Lyons… From page one you will be hooked and it won’t let up till the end. Looking forward to what’s next for Wright & Jericho.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars