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From the bestselling author of the Detective Louise Blackwell series comes a story of two murders, twenty years apart. There’s only one suspect. But what if he’s innocent?

Twenty years ago, in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas, Annie Randall took her dog for a walk. The dog returned. Annie did not. When her body was found, cruelly broken and posed like a runner, there was only ever one suspect: Annie’s husband, Frank. Now he’s served his time and come home – but the locals won’t let him forget. Especially when there’s a new ‘running girl’ murder…

Detective Laurie Campbell remembers Annie’s case. She’s also married to the Randalls’ son. Painfully conscious of the deep wounds within her family, and still suffering from a personal tragedy of her own, Laurie takes the lead on the new investigation. As much as the finger of suspicion points to her father-in-law, something doesn’t add up. If he didn’t commit the most recent murder, is it possible he never killed Annie either? And if he didn’t, who did?

As a terrifying hurricane hits Galveston, Laurie finds herself in a dangerous race against time. Can she find the answers that could heal her broken family before the wind and the waves hide them forever?
Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Totally gripping from the start... If you're looking for pace, thrills, an intriguing concept, and compelling characters then this is the book for you." - Imogen Clark

"Did not move from my Kindle until I'd devoured it. Twisty, turny, and full of action, which had my heart racing. Definite five stars from me." - Angela Marsons

"The Running Girls is a tightly written, twisty thriller whose intrigue builds like a swirling storm to a climax as powerful as a hurricane... Brings to mind shows like True Detective and Mare of Easttown. This is a book you will want to keep reading." - Chris Merritt

"It's dark and twisted and brilliantly tense, and I loved it. Next one please!" - Kitty Murphy

"Brolly delivers a fast-paced, emotionally charged story that will have you flipping to the very last page to solve the mystery." - Cara Reinard

"A superbly crafted thriller that keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat... The Running Girls will have you turning pages late into the night." - Carol Wyer

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