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An isolated highway in the middle of the desert - the perfect place to hide a secret.

LA-based artist Laurie Simmonds disappeared two months ago, her camper van abandoned on the isolated Twentynine Palms Highway, miles from anything - or anyone. With the police investigation stalled, her parents put all their faith in private investigator Jessica Shaw to find out the truth of what happened. 

Jessica and her partner Matt Connor discover that two other women are missing, their disappearances connected to the same highway. When a link emerges between these women and a group of former college friends, Jessica feels certain they’re closing in on their target. 

But no sooner do they follow this up than Laurie’s parents get spooked and drop the case. Jessica is blindsided but determined not to give up: three women are missing, and many more may be at risk. She can’t turn her back on them. But the more she pulls at the threads of the truth, the closer she comes to danger. Can she find out who’s behind these crimes before they come for her?

©2020 by Lisa Gray. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Pam Denny
  • 31-12-2020

Suspense

As the story progressed, the pieces started coming together. However, the numerous characters and their situations were jumbled in the first half of the book. The use of different people for the voices might have helped. Overall, the story was suspenseful and satisfying in the end.

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  • Lisa
  • 23-12-2020

Good with Potential for Great

Good story but could've been great. The meat of the story didn't happen soon enough. More than half way through is when the interesting details appear. Unfortunately, it was also pretty easy to figure out who the culprit was before it was revealed. I liked the ending.

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  • JTS
  • 30-11-2020

good multi storyline and timeline character study.

I really enjoyed this audiobook which had multiple characters multiple timelines and multiple storylines that you knew connected and had a Common Thread but just didn't know how. Good strong female lead character who has her faults but is likeable. Agreed with other reviews that totally dislike the female Meritor doing the male voices. They all sound the same.

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  • Polly Agee
  • 02-01-2021

great book

great book really enjoying this series. I hope to find new books similar. highly recommend

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  • Donna
  • 09-12-2020

Enthralling

I enjoyed the plot in the story line. kept you interested till the end. I really enjoy this author

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  • Book Bug!
  • 29-11-2020

Great book!

Suspense, intrigue and lots of ingenuity keeps this fast thriller reading well past my normal bedtime. This is an excellent addition to a fantastic series!
Narration was perfect!

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  • Reggie
  • 24-11-2020

You know what they say about karma...

PI Jessica Shaw is investigating the disappearance of a young woman when she notices a pattern...2 other women had disappeared from the same stretch of highway. As Jessica digs deeper, she uncovers a sad tale that dates back 30yrs ago and another woman who had disappeared, and whose remains had only recently been discovered. Your heart will hurt for a forgotten little boy. Can Jessica solve the mystery before it’s to late for another woman?
There is also the underlying chemistry between Jessica and her new boss...maybe an HEA in her future? Only time will tell...

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  • Alpaca Lady
  • 13-03-2021

Story really satisfies, highly recommend

This is the third Jessica Shaw mystery by Lisa Gray. Each of them stands completely on it’s own-in fact, I started with the second one and enjoyed it enough to go back for number one.
The story is more satisfying than the VAST majority of mysteries written in the last five years! One feels like a passenger riding along with Jessica, and thinking through her procedures. Lisa Gray does a good job of character development too. A couple figures appear in more than one book and it is interesting to see their points of view develop.
I’m looking forward to more books in this series and highly recommend them to people wanting more than a quick, cosy read.

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  • Misty G.
  • 25-02-2021

A real edge of the seat book!

Fantastic ending & one I’d never of guessed! This book took turns and had some shocking pieces that you could of never guessed! I hope Lisa Gray writes more for this series! They are great! Thank you!

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  • Robin Myers
  • 14-02-2021

Good mystery!

Jessica Shaw has taken a job working under Private Investigator Matt Connor so she can qualify for a California P.I. License. Their first case is finding 24-year-old Laurie Simmonds who disappeared two months ago. Her van was found along Twentynine Palms Highway and the police have no leads. Jessica and Matt quickly discover that two other women have disappeared from the same deserted highway in the last two years. As they re-interview the many witnesses in these missing persons cases, Laurie's parents suddenly drop the case. But Jessica isn't ready to give up on the case or on Laurie Simmonds.

The third book in Lisa Gray's Jessica Shaw series is a page turner. With Jessica and Matt looking into three separate missing persons cases, there were a lot of characters to keep track of. I ended taking notes so I could keep them straight in my head. The timeline jumps when telling the missing persons stories got a little confusing for a while. I'm glad the author tells us the date and whose point-of-view we are reading at the beginning of each chapter.

I liked Amy Landon's narration of this book. She made the story easy to follow.

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