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  • Published: 15 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9781616957544
  • Imprint: Soho Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $29.99
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The third book in the recently revamped Nantucket mystery series.

When two children make a grisly discovery on Sconset beach, Detective Meredith Folger finds herself with a perplexing case on her hands. The crime lab can tell her only that the newly unearthed skeletal remains belonged to a woman who was strangled to death somewhere between two and ten years ago—a conclusion that sends Merry sifting through old missing-persons files. But then a shocking piece of news changes everything.

The Massachusetts police have arrested a man they believe to be a serial killer. His five known victims were all women—all strangled. Is Merry’s Nantucket skeleton the killer’s first victim? And do the state cops have the right man? When the murderer strikes again, he’ll draw Merry into a deadly cat and mouse game in which she’s the final target….

Story Locale: Nantucket, MA

Series Overview: Following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather, who both held high positions on the local Nantucket police force in their day, 32-year-old detective Merry Folger must go the extra mile to prove her promotion to detective isn’t just nepotism.

  • Pub date: 15 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9781616957544
  • Imprint: Soho Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Francine Mathews

Francine Mattews has worked as a foreign-policy analyst for the CIA. She is the author of The Cutout, which has been purchased for a major motion picture by Warner Bros.; The Secret Agent; and Blown. Under the pseudonym Stephanie Barron, she is the author of eight bestselling Jane Austen mysteries. She lives in Colorado, where she is at work on her next novel of historical suspense.

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