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“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.” 

--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone) 

From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.

Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off—only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her.

Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.

Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery’s chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.

In this game of psychological cat and mouse, women are dying with mysterious clues, and the stakes could not be higher. A frantic race against time leads Avery through a series of shocking and unexpected twists—culminating in climax that even Avery could not imagine. 

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO KILL marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #2 in the Avery Black series is also available!

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” 

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) 

Crime & Thrillers
July 27
Blake Pierce

Customer Reviews

fauzanazima12 ,

Great book

Well executed.

Shells2603 ,

Great book, sack the proof reader!!!

Apart from a great deal of typos, a good read!!!! I have thoroughly enjoyed every series from Paige to Avery and all the way back to my first read, Mackenzie. I do find it slightly annoying paying for a book that is not flawless. I have read every series now and this is not the only book with mistakes in it, you need to sack the proof readers!!!

celts5 ,

Sack the editor

Great read, but about 9 typos, exceedingly annoying for a big reader. Did read another pierce that only had the usual couple so might try book 2. Excellent crime storylines.

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