The Children

· Billy Jo McCabe Mystery Book 7 · Lorhainne Eckhart, INC.
7 reviews

About this ebook

She picked up the wrong file, and now everything is falling apart.

From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart comes a new Billy Jo McCabe mystery set on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. When social worker Billy Jo McCabe accidentally picks up the wrong file, she discovers a shocking, twisted mystery plotted by a high-ranking social worker in the DCFS.

When Billy Jo McCabe accidentally picks up the wrong file, before she realizes her mistake, she discovers a secret no one was supposed to find.

She takes the file to the newly appointed chief of police, Mark Friessen, but he doesn’t believe her—that is, until they discover dozens more files and missing money from vulnerable at-risk children who have aged out of the system and are living on the streets.

As she digs into the files, the system, and the people involved, everything falls apart.

And what Mark and Billy Jo discover is a secret far more shocking than missing money.

7 reviews
Molly Hamblin
April 26, 2022
Beyond your worst nightmares! Accidentally picking up the wrong file, Billy Jo finds a check made out to a young child and signed over to her case worker. Horrific discoveries are made and uncovered. Shady figures, including the now retired case worker might be implicated, and the biggest surprise to me is not the likely links to entities dark and dangerous. My biggest shock was the Mark and Billy Jo failed to make timely copies of the evidence. Twisted and horrifying. Though they face shadowy and dangerous forces, Mark and Billy Jo seem yo be moving closer to long term - if they can survive. Keeps you reading to the last page intrigue.
Merry Jelksemmanuel
September 30, 2021
Mark and Billy Jo have a mystery on their hands when Billy Jo accidentally picks up the wrong file. Taking her discovery to Mark will have them embarking on a case that will blow the system wide apart and putting Billy Jo's credibility on line. Will they find the culprit who has abused the very children they were supposed to protect? Once again Ms. Eckhart has woven a story that is so intriguing and realistic, it will draw you in and have you on the edge of your seat devouring the pages to see how this story ends. I am volunteering to leave a review for an ARC of this book.
Claudete Takahashi
March 16, 2022
Mark and Billy Jo never thought they would find so many secrets in one place, and this one regarding the children is the worst one so far. Will they be able to uncover the whole truth? Will Mark be able to accept that a partial truth is better than none as far as evil is exported from the island? How will Billy Jo's father help and counsel regarding this case? The story in The Children is a burden to our society and a huge problem worldwide and Lorhainne Eckhart does call for our attention when writing about this issue. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

About the author

New York Times & USA Today bestseller Lorhainne Eckhart writes Raw Relatable Real Romance is best known for her big family romances series, where “Morals and family are running themes. Danger, romance, and a drive to do what is right will see you glued to the page.” As one fan calls her, she is the “Queen of the family saga.” (aherman) writing “the ups and downs of what goes on within a family but also with some suspense, angst and of course a bit of romance thrown in for good measure.” Follow Lorhainne on Bookbub to receive alerts on New Releases and Sales and join her mailing list at for her Monday Blog, books news, giveaways and FREE reads. With over 120 books, audiobooks, and multiple series published and available at all retailers now translated into six languages. She is a multiple recipient of the Readers’ Favorite Award for Suspense and Romance, and lives in the Pacific Northwest on an 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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