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Her numb fingers scrabble over upholstery, over metal, over glass, searching for a way out. Water stings her eyes as she’s dragged downward, clinging to her last breath as she’s absorbed into the cold dark below…
When Gloria Carmichael’s body is found broken and bleeding on the sidewalk just days after knocking on Detective Charlie Winters’ door begging for help to locate her father’s will, Charlie’s instinct is confirmed: her latest case is about more than just a simple family feud.
The Carmichaels are famous in Salem Island for their large family and charitable work, but, moments before she died, beautiful, trustworthy eldest daughter Gloria called Charlie to say she had uncovered a terrible secret that would break the mystery of her father’s death wide open.
With the voice of her murdered sister ringing in her ears—pushing her to risk everything to bring justice to the innocent—Charlie takes matters into her own hands. She won’t let another family break apart like her own, and she knows the answers she needs are hidden somewhere inside the Carmichael home.
But as Charlie races to confront her main suspect—a file containing evidence that will devastate the Carmichael family on the car seat beside her—she’s rammed off the road and over the edge of a nearby cliff. Fighting for breath in a sinking car, Charlie has to survive or other innocent lives will be taken. Everyone involved is keeping secrets, but only one twisted soul is prepared to kill to keep theirs…
An addictive crime thriller with twists at every turn, you won’t know what hit you after you’ve finished Girl Under Water. A perfect read-in-one-sitting rollercoaster ride for anyone who adores Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Mary Burton.
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Everyone is talking about L.T. Vargus and Tim McBain:
‘Leaves you on the edge of your seat until the wee hours of the morning. Kept me enthralled from cover to cover. Heart-stopping suspense.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A great start to a new series. It is a true page-turner and I was truly blind-sided by the reveal. Lots of potential and promise in this series.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow… This is so much better than the majority of crime books out there. Suspenseful, engrossing… All of the characters are believable… I want to read the next one please pretty please.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Stylish, taut and addictive… One of the masterpieces of 2020… I was drawn in from the very first word… kept me hooked until I read its wonderful and satisfying ending. I completed it in one night.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Stayed up far too late devouring this absolutely gripping and unputdownable crime thriller… I absolutely cannot wait to read more… kept on the edge of my seat… there's absolutely no way I could've predicted where this was going. This is extremely well-written and fast-paced… completely addicted to this book. A definite five star read.’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars