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One, two, three. She counts the bodies dragged from the burning beach house, smoke rising from their cotton pajamas, and remembers a fourth; red hair, freckles, clinging to his mother’s legs, begging to watch the fireworks a while longer. “Where’s the little boy?” she whispers…


In the ashes of the Fox family’s seafront vacation home, Olivia Rockwell can barely hold back her tears as she wonders who in the close-knit town of Fog Harbor could destroy such a warm, loving family. Then she spots a little green toy soldier in the sand and follows a set of small footprints along the beach to an abandoned lifeguard hut. Inside, she finds the youngest Fox child, Thomas. The only survivor…


Holding his trembling body close, Olivia promises to keep him safe. She knows the agony of losing family at such a young age. But the second Thomas catches sight of Detective Will Decker’s sliver police badge over her shoulder, the little boy’s scream pierces the night. Could the family have been targeted by someone sworn to protect them? Is anyone safe if the police themselves are the primary suspect?


Unsure who she can trust, Olivia keeps hold of the tiny horseshoe charm she finds at the scene and follows the trail deep into the web of lies surrounding this seemingly perfect family. But just as a tip-off from a local lighthouse-keeper puts the killer within reach, tragedy strikes: little Thomas is snatched from his bed.


Up against a calculating monster who seems to know her every weakness, Olivia must dig deeper than ever before to find this innocent child. But when one twisted killer becomes two, can she stay alive long enough to save him?

A totally gripping and utterly addictive page-turner that will have you biting your nails and reeling at the twists. Perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Lisa Regan and Kendra Elliot!

Readers love One Child Alive:

‘Omg! nerve-shredding and nail-biting with a mind-blowing twistbrilliant and addictiveVery, very highly recommendedone of my favourite reads of this year.’ Nickislifeofcrime, 5 stars


I absolutely lovedI literally didn’t want it to endnail-biting and unpredictable. I have devoured this book in just one sitting. I have been gripped and need more.’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars


‘Absolutely LOVED it. Kept me guessing right up to the end. Non-stop from the first page. This is a must-read… The twists and turns keep you guessing the whole way through. Full of suspense, this one made my heart stop a few times.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘WOW, what a read, it’s the type of book you will get lost in and won't put down… so pull up a chair, get a drink and a snack, and sit back and enjoy the story page by page.Spooky's Maze Of Books, 5 stars


‘When I first downloaded this, I swore to myself that I was only going to read a few pages because my kitchen was a mess and I needed to clean it. Yeah… my partner came home with our daughter a few hours later and there I was… curled up on the sofa with a dirty kitchen. I just couldn’t put it down!Thebutterflyreader, 5 stars


Just when I thought I figured it out, I found out I was wrong!I didn’t want it to end but I couldn’t stop readingphenomenal! The story was pulse-pounding!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


Everyone is talking about Ellery Kane:


Omg Wow, just wow, I loved this… addictive… gripping… fast-paced, packed full of twists and turns, kept me guessing and had me captivated and glued to my kindle gave me a very bad case of just-one-more-chapter syndrome… I would give it more than five stars if I could…Very, very highly recommended.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime, 5 stars


Gripping… kept me reading until late at night and on the edge of my seat… I LOVED IT!’ Bookworm86, 5 stars


PERFECTION!… you won’t want to put this book down… keeps you guessing until the end!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 23
StoryFire Ltd

Customer Reviews

kaycoops88 ,

Good but..

I enjoy the books in this series. This one I wouldn’t consider on edge or suspenseful until the end which was kind of a bummer as I like action packed fast paced. I can’t say too much without spoiling but the ending seemed rushed & fell flat when it came to that certain person. If you read the first 2 then of course I’d recommend to read this one. Hopefully in the next book she finally ties up loose ends. Like who’s the general, about her father, what’s up with the warden, & can they finally get together already? Geez

Annette414 ,

Lots of action

I thought this was a good continuation of the series. It was intense and full of action. It kept me guessing who was behind the murders. I enjoyed the book and look forward to more in this series
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the early copy

Hopeger ,


I really enjoy the Decker and Rockwell series. This one kept me guessing until the end. A family of 4 is murdered but one child survives. Who killed the family and why? Can the desire for revenge override your survival instinct? Deck and Olivia work together to try and figure out this mystery. Just a touch of romance. Great cast of characters. Well written. I received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review and this is my honest review.

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