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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.

Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by the abduction of her own daughter, years before, never found. Still obsessed with finding her, Keri buries her grief the only way she knows how: by throwing herself into the cases of missing persons in Los Angeles.

A routine phone call from a worried mother of a high-schooler, only two hours missing, should be ignored. Yet something about the mother’s voice strikes a chord, and Keri decides to investigate.

What she finds shocks her. The missing daughter—of a prominent senator—was hiding secrets no one knew. When all evidence points to a runaway, Keri is ordered off the case. And yet, despite pressure from her superiors, from the media, despite all trails going cold, the brilliant and obsessed Keri refuses to let it go. She knows she has but 48 hours if she has any chance of bringing this girl back alive.

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

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is 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)

Book #2 in the Keri Locke series is also now available!

Mysteries & Thrillers
December 2
Blake Pierce
Lukeman Literary Management

Customer Reviews

Ralphnun1 ,

A Trace of Death

Fantastic mystery.....absolutely loved it!!!!

Tipusnr ,

A well-paced crime mystery

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and it will definitely not be the last. The lack of superfluous characters keeps the story going right up until the personal touch at the end. Well done.

Reader Austin ,

Couldn’t put it down.

I am writing this having just finished the series, reason being that once I finished this book, I had to start book two immediately. Blake Pierce has perfected the difficult task of placing you right into the scene. He/she makes it to where you are waking right along Keri but also watching the action from a birds eye view. The characters and scenery are very well described.

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