The Burning Girls

Crooked Creek has barely recovered from tragedy when wildfires tear through the mountains. Detective Ellie Reeves is grappling with heartbreak-she has just discovered she was adopted and that her childhood was a lie. Under the summer sun, Ellie is called to a river where a body has been found. She spots a lone woman's shoe caught in a nearby tangle of vines, and a pearl necklace scattered by the water's edge. The remains are surrounded by a circle of stones, which Ellie is certain means something. Was the victim caught in the fire or is something more sinister at play? The Fourth of July usually means festivals and fireworks, but when another body turns up the town is left in tatters. A young girl lies dead, surrounded by stones, smoke drifting in the air. Thanks to an engraved silver necklace, Ellie identifies the body as eighteen-year-old Katie Lee Curtis, and the diary she finds hidden under the teenager's mattress could get her close to the killer. With two victims in less than twenty-four hours, it's clear Ellie's up against a serial killer, and she vows that no more girls will be sacrificed. For her, every day is a battle to come to terms with her past, but when this case becomes personal, will she win.

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