Detective Helen Grace is on the trail of a twisted serial killer in this riveting thriller in the “gripping” (USA Today) international bestselling series.

Ruby wakes up in a strange room. Her captor calmly explains that no one is looking for her. No one wants her. Except him.

When the body of a woman is found buried on a secluded beach, Detective Helen Grace is called to the scene. She knows right away that the killer is no amateur. The woman has been dead for years, and no one has even reported her missing. But why would they? She’s still sending text messages to her family. 

Helen is convinced that a criminal mastermind is at work: someone very smart, very careful, and worst of all, very patient. But as she struggles to piece together the killer’s motive, time is running out for a victim who is still alive...
Praise for the Detective Helen Grace Thrillers

“A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller sure to become another bestseller.”—The Huffington Post

“Dark, twisted, thought provoking.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag

“Mesmerizing!”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner

“Fresh and brilliant.”—New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver

“Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome.”—New York Times bestselling author Will Lavender 

“Gripping....A flawed but winning heroine.”—USA Today

“Helen, who bears both physical and emotional scars, emerges as one of crime fiction’s most compelling detectives.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)