Sacrifice: A gripping heart-stopping crime thriller

· Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
254 reviews

About this ebook

“An intense, thrilling page-turner sure to satisfy any fan of the [crime] genre.” –Goodreads Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

She read him stories and tucked him at night. She’d kiss his forehead and wish him “pleasant dreams.” But all this is in the past and nothing more than a haunting memory as she looks into his unseeing eyes… Her baby is dead.

Martha Cooper has been living with a horrible secret for years, but it all came crashing down when the son she was forced to walk away from turns up dead. Now a grown man of twenty-two, Chris was found washed up on a riverbank during a winter thaw, and it’s Detective Madison Knight who rushes to the crime scene. Martha is quick to point Madison to her ex-husband and the boy’s father, Marcus Randall, for his murder.

But Marcus isn’t about to go down without a fight. As a wealthy and corrupt business tycoon, Marcus pulls on his friendship with the police chief, and the two of them hinder Madison’s investigation. What they fail to see is the resistance only makes Madison more suspicious that Marcus has something to hide. She’s also not about to be bullied into silence—even if it pits her against two of the most powerful men in the city. But Madison will seriously need to consider whether a father betrayed his own son or if it was someone else who killed Chris. If she’s going to find out the truth, she’ll need to follow the evidence and push through all the lies. But Madison quickly discovers that nothing comes without personal cost. Not even justice.

A brilliant, heart-pounding mystery full of twists. Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, J.D. Robb, and Lisa Regan.

Readers love Sacrifice:

“An exciting fast-moving modern police-procedural thriller with a realistic, feisty female lead.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I loved Detective Madison and her dogmatic pursuit for justice!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A truly awesome story.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Fast-paced and well-written, this book was hard to put down.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This story was captivating. I had a difficult time putting it aside.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Lots of twists and turns.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kept me on the edge of my seat.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“If you like fast-paced, no-holds-barred mysteries with a two-fisted protagonist, you will want to read Sacrifice.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A brilliant crime thriller with twists and turns at every corner.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

254 reviews
December 27, 2016
Again the Madison story disappoints in the last few chapters. The story kept me hooked until the....' them pesky kids!' type, disappointing ending. My second Madi story and I think my last; she acts like a petulant teenager most of the time - very irritating. Here's a thought: read it until the last chapter or so, close the book, and make up your own end.
11 people found this review helpful
Cheryl Earle
April 24, 2016
I can honestly say I am not a fan of the Madison Knight series - not quite sure why, probably because I have a problem with the main character. The book is well written & the plotline well thought out, but I just find it hard to believe that a character like Madison would get away with what she does in real life. (Yes, I know it's a novel but the author makes a point that it's very lifelike with regards to police procedure) I much prefer the author's FBI series.
8 people found this review helpful
Robert smurf
October 16, 2017
I originally gave the book 4 stars but had only read 1/3 of it. It STARTED OUT "clean & interesting " However, 1/2 way thru the FOUL LANGUAGE started and the subject matter became fairly gross. I had to STOP. I received a FREE copy but pfobably won t bother with this author anymore.
3 people found this review helpful

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Book Series by Carolyn Arnold:

Detective Madison Knight

Brandon Fisher FBI

Detective Amanda Steele

Matthew Connor Adventure

Sara and Sean Cozy Mystery

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has several continuing fiction series and has many published books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy mysteries, police procedurals, and thrillers to action adventures. Her crime fiction series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining. This led to her adopting the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives near London, Ontario, Canada with her husband and two beagles.

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