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Absolutely fantastic… I couldn’t put it down once I started.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Shutting the car door against the rain, Bonnie instantly feels safe with her husband’s favorite baseball cap on the seat beside her and the two empty booster seats behind her littered with loose Cheerios. She smiles to herself, feeling lucky to be going back to her boys. But she never makes it home…


Hundreds of candles light the stained-glass windows of the church as the people of Fog Harbor, California gather for Bonnie McMillan’s vigil. The much-loved teacher, mother and friend has been missing for nearly a week, her car left abandoned on a lonely road, and her husband and two little boys are inconsolable.


But then a scream shatters the silence of the church. Someone has found her body in the shallows nearby, her blouse ripped open to exposing marks on her beautiful neck, her legs bent like broken driftwood. Who would hurt this kind, loving soul? Fog Harbor is a safe and close-knit community, but someone close to her knew she would be driving home alone that night. Could a dangerous killer be hiding among them?


Bonnie would do anything for her students and had changed so many of their lives for the better, but was one more twisted than she knew? She certainly didn’t realize that her marriage wasn’t as perfect as she thought, and her husband was keeping a dangerous secret from her.


But when another woman is found, her tiny body dumped against the trunk of a massive redwood, it’s clear the that no one in this remote little town can be trusted. The victims knew each other. They also knew their killer. And more will to follow unless someone breaks the chain…


An addictive and unputdownable crime thriller that will keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Kendra Elliot and Mary Burton.

Readers love Watch Her Vanish:

PERFECTION! Be prepared to skirt your responsibilities because you won’t want to put this book downkeeps you guessing until the end. I cannot wait for the next installment!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


A taut fast-paced thriller in every sense of the word. Dark and oozing with suspense. Well plotted and stunningly written. Loved it!Kelly Russo Reviews, 5 stars


WOWZA!!!... I cannot wait to get my hands on the next installment in this series!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


Absolutely fantastic I couldn’t put it down once I started.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


A scream! Grabs a hold of you and keeps you reading till the end!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Loved!! Everything about this book was spot-on!… I was pulled in from the beginning and it didn't let up once! Can't wait for book 2.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘A fantastic book. Like wow! I really got into this read This book will draw you in and you won’t be able to stop.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Grabs you by the heart, then grabs you by the throat and shakes up all your cells.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 9
StoryFire Ltd

Customer Reviews


Promising new series!

Fog Harbor, California is a typical small town, peppered with Mom and Pop stores, churches and gossip. It is also home to Crescent Bay State Prison where many of the local residents are employed. Olivia Rockwell, who has returned to her hometown to care for her younger sister, is the Chief Psychologist at the prison.

Bonnie McMillan, who teaches creative writing to prisoners, has disappeared on her way home from a late night movie. At a vigil for the missing Bonnie, Olivia first meets ruggedly handsome local police officer Will Decker. She also encounters him a second time shortly after the vigil when she is one of the first to discover Bonnie’s body. After another killing, suspicion falls on Drake Devere, a convicted murderer and published author. What motive would Drake have to kill his favorite teacher, the woman who helped him get his book published? How would he be able to come and go from a secure prison? Just what is going on behind those prison walls? As Rockwell and Decker team up to investigate, they find the answers to these questions and much more but not before their lives and those of people close to them are threatened.

Watch Her Vanish is the first in a new series. While I look forward to the next Rockwell/Decker installment, I hope to see some slight changes. The first is a small one. I found it hard to believe that Bonnie watched a movie in a theater by herself until 2 in the morning. Same for the second victim who was out jogging alone at 4:30 in the morning. I also think that Ellery Kane should decide whether the series emphasis is on mystery or romance. 4 stars.

Thank you to Netgalley, Bookouture and Ellery Kane for this ARC.

tsal04 ,

Loved this book

I can’t wait for the next book! Great storyline and surprising

Jess_S39 ,

Great start to this series.

This book was absolutely gripping; could not put it down - one of the best books I’ve read this year. This was the first that I have read by this author, definitely won’t be the last. I really enjoyed Kane’s style of writing. She include a lot of details without being repetitive and also did not make the story feel rushed in any way. I do not want to give away any spoilers for the book, but that she really made the main characters Olivia and Deck really easy to like without either being over bearing or more dominant than the other. There was minimal power struggles between the two so it never made me feel annoyed with either one.
Also, I just want to say as someone who has worked inside a California State Prison, it is so refreshing to have an author accurately describe details of the job. The story really does keep you guessing until the end, and seamlessly transitioned into how it will be leading into the next book. I cannot wait to continue this series even though it doesn’t appear the second book will be released for a while.

Also I disagree with the other review posted. I think Kane had a nice balance between this being a suspense novel, with a touch of romance. Since this is only the first book, I appreciated that she did not rush anything between Olivia and Deck. To me, when authors develop that relationship too soon, it seems to drag on and take away from the element of suspense and distract the reader.

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