Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018.
When Cici discovers a body in the forest, she's shocked to realize the victim's wounds are identical to the ones that killed her sister a year ago. Now she's embroiled in the takedown of a massive criminal operation, and the stakes couldn't be higher…
Someone murdered her sister. And shot her dog. The killer won't stop until she's dead, too.
Cici finds a dead body while hiking in the Santa Fe National Forest. The situation deteriorates when she discovers the victim bears similar stab wounds to those that ended her twin sister's life a year ago.
Then, her identical twin sister infiltrates her dreams.
All of a sudden, Cici and her dogs must dodge arrows, bullets, and even a demon truck—all while she grapples with the knowledge that her sister was on the trail of a deep-rooted criminal operation. Worse, her twin's death was much more sinister than a random act of violence.
Now, as she follows the clues her sister drops in her dreams, the criminals want Cici out of the way. Permanently.
A Pilgrimage to Death is a high-octane thriller. Fans of Ruth Ware, J.D. Robb, and Angela Marsons will love J. J. Cagney's new edge-of-your-seat novel.
★ WHY READERS CAN'T PUT DOWN REV. CICI GURULE'S MYSTERIES ★
"A wholly absorbing gumshoe tale elevated by an extraordinary detective."(Kirkus Reviews starred review)
"Vivid, alluring, and heart-wrenching, Alexa Padgett's A Pilgrimage to Death is every reason I love mystery. A breathtaking tale."—Darynda Jones, NY Times Bestselling Author
"A Pilgrimage to Death was an edge-of-my-seat thrill ride that kept me guessing all the way through. Alexa Padgett weaves an intricate and enthralling tale, with relationships that run deep, and mystery that does the same."—Allyson Lindt, USA Bestseller
"A Pilgrimage to Death is a phenomenal read from the moment you open the book on the first page to the very last page." —Jeanine, Bookbub Review
"This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller with a great storyline and multidimensional characters." —Suecolerick, Bookbub Review
"A Pilgrimage to Death is filled with a lot of unexpected twists."—Energy, Bookbub Review
"If you like Murder She Wrote and Agatha Christie, you will love this." —Lisa, Goodreads Review
"This is a must-read book, and I give it five stars." —Angela Sanders, Author of Never Again
"There are many suspects, few leads and several tense moments when Cici becomes targeted by the unknown killer."—Sheila, Goodreads Review
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A fast-paced murder mystery with a rich setting in America’s oldest capital city. An engaging cast of sympathetic heros, organized criminals and supernatural elements make for a fun and compelling read.
A PILGRIMAGE TO DEATH
Reverend Cici,has taken on another role, with the murder of her twin, a year ago, and now a murder of a fellow parishioner, with the same method.
Sam, a friend, hiking partner, and a detective, on weekly joints now, and made better sermons for her, With 2 murder victims now known to her, she feels there will be more, if she doesn’t look into it. Is there secrets that never was told to her, a reason for the wolf emblem. A new author, for me, and she delivered a good, descriptive plot, of the settings, also of the characters. Readers will definitely enjoy this mystery story.
Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
Wow! I couldn't put it down. I love the concept of the bond between the sisters surviving even death. The book was heavy of mystery and suspense. I was guessing til the end. I love the budding relationship and connection between Cici and Sam. As a romance lover, I'd love to see the romance evolve faster, but I understand this is a mystery...so I can be patient! I can't wait to see what the rest of the series brings!