THE GIRL WHO CRIED TOO MUCH, the second book in the McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Series, follows Tess and Michael as they fight to stop a ruthless killer before he strikes again.
THE ONLY GIRL LEFT ALIVE, is the third book and the conclusion to the series.
The chilling conclusion to the McClintock-Carter Crime thriller trilogy, THE ONLY GIRL LEFT ALIVE follows Tess and Michael as they search for the truth about the case that links them together and which sent them both on the path back to Paradise Hill.
Book Two, The Next Girl, will be released Summer 2019.
While Tess McClintock finishes writing her articles about Eugene Kincaid for the Seattle Sentinel, the girlfriend and daughter of an old college friend go missing. When their car turns up abandoned on a remote logging road in the mountains, Tess's friend becomes the prime suspect.
Tess enlists FBI Special Agent Michael Carter to help her discover whether her old friend is responsible for their disappearance.
PARADISE HILL, WASHINGTON
The seemingly idyllic mountain town harbors a dark secret: four young girls have disappeared over a forty-year period. With no crime scenes, no leads and no suspects, the cases have gone cold.
The remains of one missing girl are discovered in a burned-out cabin at a remote campsite, reopening the case and suggesting the worst may be true – a ruthless child killer is operating in Washington State.
Crime reporter and amateur cyber-sleuth Tess is obsessed with the cold cases of missing girls in Washington State. As she works to settle her father's estate, she's shaken to her core when she uncovers evidence pointing to his involvement.
FBI SPECIAL AGENT MICHAEL CARTER
On leave after solving a particularly heartbreaking case of child abduction and murder for the FBI's Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force, Michael is back in Paradise Hill to recover and visit with family. Despite doctor's orders to stay clear of police work, Michael's drawn back in when Tess asks for his help understanding the secrets found in her father's attic.
A RUTHLESS CHILD KILLER
Having escaped justice for decades, he's bored and deliberately stirs the pot, revealing the body of one of the dead girls. Despite the fact he's hiding in plain sight, no one suspects that he's really a wolf and not the sheep he pretends to be. He sees Tess and Michael's involvement in the case as a challenge and views Tess as a temptation he can't resist.
AN EIGHTEEN-YEAR OLD COLD CASE
For Tess and Michael, the cases are personal: Tess's best friend in public school, Lisa Tate, was one of the missing girls from Paradise Hill. Michael was babysitting the night little Lisa vanished. The guilt they harbor over their role in her disappearance drives them both.
Desperate for answers, Tess and Michael join forces to track a killer and uncover the secrets Tess finds in her father's attic. Will the answers bring Tess peace or shatter her?
THE GIRL FROM PARADISE HILL is Book One in the McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Series.
THE GIRL WHO CRIED TOO MUCH is Book Two in the McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Trilogy.
THE ONLY GIRL LEFT ALIVE is Book Three, the conclusion to the series.
When crime reporter Tess McClintock returns home to Paradise Hill to bury her father, she finds something buried in her father's attic that challenges everything she once thought about the mild-mannered trucker. She enlists the help of Special Agent Michael Carter, on leave due to PTSD after a traumatic child abduction case and a small boy that he couldn't save.
Together, they track down a brilliant serial killer who has been operating in town for two decades, uncovering secrets that will shatter the peace of the small town in the mountains.
The collection includes all three books in the trilogy.