Rookie cop Laura Mori catches her first investigation when the fiery crash of a sports car lights up the night sky. The fire burns the body beyond recognition, but the police are able to identify the car as that of Kent Jameson, celebrity author and benefactor of Sunrise Lake. And Jameson fears that the unidentified body is his seventeen-year-old daughter Lucy, who stormed out of the house that night after an argument.
When lab reports reveal that the body was not Lucy, but a teen runaway named Kyra whose disappearance has been linked with other missing persons–more than half a dozen “lost girls” who disappeared while living on the streets of Portland–the investigation takes a drastic turn. How did Kyra come to land at the Jameson estate in rural Oregon, and what was she doing driving their car? And who cut the brake lines on the vehicle?
Just when Laura is making progress in the case, she comes across a suspicious lane in the forest that uncovers new evidence that will once again alter the course of the investigation and rock Sunrise Lake to its core. R. J. Noonan’s electrifying mystery will resonate with fans of Lisa Gardner and Lisa Jackson.
Rosalind Noonan is a New York Times bestselling author and a graduate of Wagner College. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes in the shade of some towering two-hundred-year-old Douglas fir trees. This is her first mystery under the name R. J. Noonan.
“R.J. Noonan’s Where the Lost Girls Go caught me from page 1 and wouldn’t let me go! I loved it!” – Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author
“A well-crafted whodunnit with a fresh and likable heroine, newbie police officer Laura Mori. I enjoyed every minute of it.” – Nancy Bush, New York Times bestselling author of The Killing Game
Praise for Rosalind Noonan:
“This suspenseful read, full of flawed characters, is Noonan at her best. Fans will be eager to get their hands on her latest, and it doesn’t disappoint.”
—Booklist on Domestic Secrets
“Noonan delivers another page-turning romantic thriller whose deeply flawed characters draw you into a web of family secrets.”
—Kirkus on Domestic Secrets
“Noonan’s troubling novel of contemporary issues is recommended for readers wanting stories of dysfunctional families, scandal, and violence that involve entire communities. Recommend to readers of Jodi Picoult.”
—Library Journal on Domestic Secrets
“Noonan has a knack for page-turners and doesn’t disappoint.”
—Publishers Weekly on All She Ever Wanted
“Noonan does a wonderful job of blending the mystery behind the crime with a cast of well-developed characters whose personal stories pull the reader into the novel.”
—RT Book Reviews on In a Heartbeat