The Third Call

· The O'Connells Book 2 · Lorhainne Eckhart, INC.
6 reviews

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When dispatcher Charlotte Roy passes along a call to bad-boy deputy Marcus O’Connell, they learn a six-year-old child is in danger. Can they save the girl from a desperate situation?

NY Times & USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart brings you an emotional O’Connell family novel that is both “Gut-wrenching & Riveting.” When Deputy Marcus O’Connell is blindsided one night after a series of calls that comes in from an unknown number, and the caller on the other end is a child. All he knows is she’s six years old, her name is Eva, and there’s someone in her house who wants to hurt her.

“A new family series more suspenseful than the Friessens.” Karen L. Vine Voice

“This book masterfully interweaves several hot button topics and evokes feelings of anger, sympathy and even shock. A scared little girl and her calls for help are the catalyst to a situation that quickly spirals out of control and ends in tragedy.” Rebmay

“Deputy Marcus O'Connell has a sixth sense when it comes to crime, honed by a troubled childhood. So when a young girl calls, asking for help, he finds himself in a hostage situation of sorts with a disillusioned ex- military and a homeless single mother.” Honest Bookworm

“I truly love this author. She writes from the heart about the everyday things that actually happen in real life.” Caroline L.

Marcus is the ultimate bad boy turned deputy. He knows everything about how to get away with something, considering he was one of the middle of the six O’Connell siblings. He never had responsibility resting on his shoulders like his brother Owen, and he’s never been the center of attention like his little sister, Suzanne. Marcus knows how to find trouble and talk his way out of it.

Now, as the head deputy for the Livingston sheriff’s office, he knows everything about everybody, and no one can pull anything over on him. It’s why he’s such a damn good deputy. But even Marcus dreads what cops know as the third call.

When Marcus takes the call the first time, he thinks it’s a prank. The second time, he knows there’s a problem. The third time the call comes in and is patched through to him, he knows it’s something he can’t ignore. The only thing is, the girl is terrified and keeps hanging up, and Marcus knows someone is in the house with her.

Where are her parents, and who is this mysterious girl who needs his help?

6 reviews
Mary Butler
July 14, 2020
The second. book in this series was exceptionally written! I love Marcus and how concerned for people he is, especially for Eva, Reine and Tommy. I feel Reine was handled the way those in power insisted she be handled. With Karen as her attorney, she got a decent deal! Was happy for Eva as I believe she would mature and get great input from the entire family. As for Tommy, I believe he probably had PTSD and needed medical treatment. I think Tommy had such a very good heart after taking care of the abused K9, going and giving food out to the homeless and more. His father was part of his problem and the military. Overall, this book was written beautifully, as Lorhainne always does, and I will start the next book tomorrow. I read this book in one day.
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Cathy Christensen (Catlou)
February 29, 2020
The second book in this series is an intense drama filled with emotions dealing with the frustrations of a broken system that leaves a young mother and child homeless and a lone man abandoned by those in authority who should have had his back. When justice takes a harsh turn, trying to make things right, Marcus finds that not only does his family have his back, but someone he has loved for a long time is ready to step in to help him. This is a fast-paced story that will tug at your heartstrings and keep you involved from start to finish. The O’Connells continue to be a strong family core that stand up for each other and those they care about. Marcus’s story is a powerful read that may make you rail at the injustice that often occurs when those who deserve our protection the most are the ones who fall through the cracks and are failed by our system. It will definitely grab your attention and leave you ready for whatever’s coming next for this amazing family.
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About the author

With flawed strong characters, characters you can relate to, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart writes the kind of books she wants to read. She is frequently a Top 100 bestselling author in multiple genres, and her second book ever published, The Forgotten Child, is no exception. With close to 900 reviews on Amazon, translated into German and French, this book was such a hit that the long running Friessen Family series was born. Now with over ninety titles and multiple series under her belt her big family romance series are loved by fans worldwide. A recipient of the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Readers’ Favorite Award for Suspense and Romance, Lorhainne lives on the sunny west-coast Gulf Island of Salt Spring Island, is the mother of three, her oldest has autism and she is an advocate for never giving up on your dreams. 

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