Taken to the Grave: A completely unputdownable mystery thriller

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My head is spinning. I couldn’t figure out who was out for revenge!! My eBook froze as I quickly tried to turn the pages!! Could not put it down!!... Don’t want to give anything away but don’t miss this book!!!” Goodreads Reviewer


In a town full of secrets, the truth won’t stay buried…


When a girl’s body is discovered in a park in the sleepy Massachusetts town of Oakhurst, local detective Jo is shocked to the core. Because the girl is the second innocent victim to turn up dead in three days. And just like the first, a tarot card has been left by the body. The meaning of the card: betrayal.


After uncovering a series of threatening messages targeting the girl, a student at the university, and the first victim, her teacher, Jo thinks she’s locked the killer in her crosshairs. The primary suspect is a volatile ex-military student with an axe to grind for failing grades, and the frightened town is out for his blood. But the next day, a much-loved member of the community is found dead in her home, a tarot card in her mail. There’s no clear motive to link her death to the others, and the message on the card this time is even stranger: domestic bliss.


With a fourth body and card appearing the following day, Jo knows she’s running out of time to crack the code and bring the killer to justice. And the pressure only gets worse with heart-breaking news about Jo’s father forcing her to choose between helping her family heal or the victims’ families get justice. Can Jo find the twisted murderer sending the town into a panic before another life is lost? Or this time, will the dangerous killer find her first?


A completely addictive detective thriller that will keep you guessing into the early hours of the morning. If you love Kendra Elliot, Melinda Leigh and Lisa Regan you’ll love Taken to the Grave.


Read what everyone is saying about Taken to the Grave:

One brilliant read and exceeded all my expectations… A very thrilling plot… I love Jo’s character… one of my all-time favourite female leads… I love Michelle’s style… able to draw you in right from the get go and excels in keeping you enthralled and on the edge of your seat till the final pageIt’s like a pressure cooker that keeps building up as you wait for the explosion!... What a ride it is! Taken to the Grave has is all… Chock full of mystery, suspense with twist and turns at every corner as well as family drama, characters that are real and believable, a reveal that will knock your socks off which, best of all, is told through amazing writing. Michelle has fast become one of my favourite authors… It is a really brilliant read and one which I highly recommend.” Once Upon A Time Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“A gripping and intense thriller… Fast-paced and will keep you up well into the evening as you search through all of the clues right along with Jo Fournier to find a killer. Another five-star read from the talented writer and storyteller, M.M. Chouinard.” Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


O.M.G. what a great lead character. Jo is smart, savvy, dedicated and flawed. As a detective she knows not to take evidence at face value - she follows her gut instincts to solve seemingly unconnected events and murders. I DID NOT FIGURE OUT THE TRUE BAD GUY UNTIL THE END!” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“I read and loved the first novel by this author… This book exceeded my high expectationsAmazing… Gripping and suspensful. An all-round great thriller. Five stars from me. Jo Fournier is one of the greatest characters ever written.” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“I jumped at the chance to read it… just brilliant I loved itHad me gripped from the very first few pages. I highly recommend this book.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“A fantastically well thought out whodunnit scenario… If you haven’t already added this to your series lists, DO IT NOW…. Highly recommend it, it’s full of twists and turns, red herrings, you will be left guessing, everything you want in a book.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“A fast-paced police procedural… Had me turning the pages at a swift pace.” Shalini’s Books and Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Fast-paced and entertaining.” The Book Nurse ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“This book had me gripped throughout as I was intrigued by the killer’s choice of victims and needed to know who the killer was. This is a great read.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Publisher
Bookouture
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Published on
Sep 19, 2019
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Pages
353
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ISBN
9781786818256
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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‘Wow, what a book!! I don't think I drew a full breath for the entire time I was reading… I took it everywhere I went… I needed to read it at every opportunity!… Unbelievably twisty… I loved every word of it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


Jo pulled together the victims’ pictures. In all cases their arms were askew, in a way that looked like—what? It was like they were freeze-framed in the middle of some action. It was like they were dancing.


When loving wife Jeanine Hammond is found dead in a small leafy town in Massachusetts, newly promoted Detective Jo Fournier is shocked to her core. Why leave her body posed like a ballerina? Why steal her wedding band and nothing else? Hungry for answers, Jo questions Jeanine’s husband, but the heart-breaking pain written on his face threatens to tear open Jo’s old wounds. It’s the same pain she felt when her boyfriend was cruelly shot dead by a gang in their hometown of New Orleans. She couldn’t get justice for him, but she’s determined to get justice for Jeanine’s devastated family.


But before Jo can get answers, another woman is found, wedding ring stolen, body posed in the same ritualistic way.


Digging through old files, Jo makes a terrifying link to a series of cold cases. She knows a serial killer is on the loose, but nobody will listen to the truth – not her bosses, nor the FBI. Still, Jo won’t let her superiors keep her from stopping the murderer in his tracks, even if it means the end of her career.


Just as she is beginning to lose hope, she finds messages on the victims’ computers that feel like the crucial missing link. But she knows the murderer is moments away from selecting his next victim. Will she be able to take down the most twisted killer of her career before another innocent life is lost?


An absolutely unputdownable and brilliant new crime thriller series that fans of Robert Dugoni, Lisa Regan and Melinda Leigh will devour in one sitting.


Read what everyone is saying about The Dancing Girls:


‘Loved it, loved it, loved it!!... If I could give it 6 stars I would! In this current climate of ‘twists you will never see coming’ – believe me... you will never see this coming!... Cannot wait for the next book!... Best book I have read for some time.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Holy Freaking Hell when is the next book out?! From start to finish this book is just WOW!… Keeps you on the edge of your seat… full of twists and turns… Talk about mind-blowing… Want to shout about it from the rooftops… I cannot recommend this book enough.’ Baker’s Not So Secret Blog, 5 stars


‘I was just blown away by its climax, wandering around going OMG… Found it totally gripping… impossible to put down.’ Muse Books, 5 stars


‘Wow, Wow, Wow… the most exciting new author I have read for a long time… Extremely addictive and left me wanting more. This book has everything… and a huge unexpected twist you will not see coming. I can't emphasise enough how much enjoyment I got from reading this… I'll be queuing up for the next… Well-deserved 5 stars – Wow.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow squared!... A gem of a book and a truly wonderful start of a new series… Left me with an OMG feeling… A brilliant read and I want more. 5 stars.’ B for Bookreview, 5 stars


‘An unpredictable rollercoaster ride with more twists and turns than you would find on a Snakes & Ladders board… I felt as though I had been punched in the gut and they left me breathless.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars

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