The Stranger at the Door

· Billy Jo McCabe Mystery Book 6 · Lorhainne Eckhart, INC.
7 reviews

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She knocked on his door. He never should have answered.

As newly appointed chief of police, Mark Friessen is settling into his small-town role when he uncovers the twisted tale of a woman forced to marry the man who killed her family.

When the woman goes looking for help, knocking on his door, Mark and Billy Jo are thrust into a web of lies that tests their own complex relationship, as they discover secrets in the couple’s shadowy past that could drive a wedge between them for good.

Mark and Billy Jo are continuing to learn the hard way that stepping on the wrong toes could have serious consequences. Thrust into the center of a dangerous and bizarre case, they have to face their own doubts about each other, and soon, they may wish this woman had never knocked on Mark’s door.

7 reviews
Biddy G
March 8, 2022
This is a shorter story from Lorhainne Eckhart in the Billy Jo series but no less interesting. The stranger is 16 year old, Sunday Byrd, who makes several claims around her husband Ash Byrd. Mark, in his usual fashion, gives some credence despite her arriving unannounced and uninvited at his home. Billy Jo gives very little to her and her behaviour convinced she is telling lies...with good reason. Mark is still up against the council and the last thing he needs is for Ash Byrd to follow through on his veiled threats - warnings and interference from Tolly and Gail should not be ignored. Billy Jo also needs to make up her mind about her relationship with Mark, as she resorts to self preservation and insults when on the defensive, especially when Mark retaliates towards her attitude.. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Yvonne Cruz
August 30, 2021
We are back in the small northwestern town where secrets are kept and where what seems to be true and proper on the outside, really is. not. Mark Friessen has recently been appointed police chief and Billy Jo McCade, the social worker who was once the thorn on his side, is now the woman, complicated and all, that is stealing his heart. What happens when a young woman knocks at Mark’s door, making statements that has Billy Jo wondering what is true and what is not . As the web of lies and innuendos grows, Mark’s future and life are in jeopardy. As the plot progresses, the author does what she does best. Bringing to light the fact that the laws of society frequently fail to protect the innocent. That those with power tend to twist the truth in order to benefit themselves, and that sometimes, those that like Mark, have integrity and believe in doing what’s right, are at times thrown “under the train”. This was another thought provoking story in this series. I was entrusted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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Claudete Takahashi
March 10, 2022
Mark and Billy Joe get entangled in a very disturbing relationship between a couple - he is in his late 40s and his wife, barely over 16 with two children. He is a powerful man, who knows who is who on the island and outside it. She is a complicated teenager who wants out of a marriage. Lies abound from all sides, and Billy Joe and Mark have to work hard to understand what's going on. The main point in this story is how even in first-world countries, marriage to teenagers is still allowed, everyone knows it shouldn't be happening, but still does, and the main driver is not poverty as it happens in poorer places. As always Lorhainne Eckhart is able to write an engaging story about a difficult topic that many prefer not to touch. Well done! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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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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