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Switchback

(2019)
(The first book in the Patrick Flint series)
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Taken meets Longmire
When Patrick Flint's daughter goes missing on a mountain vacation, the adventurous young doctor will have just one shot to get her back.

“Best book I’ve read in a long time!” — Kiersten Marquet, author of Reluctant Promises

4.7-star rating.

"A roller-coaster ride from the first page to the last!" — Merry, Amazon reader

All Patrick Flint wants is a peaceful getaway in the Wyoming mountains for his rare days off. He’s grown weary of the bicentennial celebrations, the angry families of patients, the rash of campers coming down from the mountains high on speed, and the midnight call-outs to cover for the town veterinarian. When his wife Susanne balks at the trip just as they’re walking out the door—leaving him to go it alone with his lovestruck teenage daughter Trish and eager-but-adolescent son Perry—Patrick is wounded but determined, despite the news of a murderer escaping custody on the other side of the mountains.

After two days of rain-soaked horseback riding to hunt and fish, Patrick’s gotten nothing but weird encounters, wet socks, and a whiny daughter. So, on the third day, when Trish begs to stay behind at their campsite to read, Patrick is secretly relieved.

Meanwhile back in town, Susanne’s had a rough time of it herself. A break-in, a wreck, and a premonition that something is terribly wrong with her family. Unable to ignore her growing fears, she enlists the help of a Wyoming-tough neighbor, and the two women make for the mountains.

When Patrick and Perry return to camp, Trish has vanished, along with the horses, the truck, and the trailer. Clues point in opposite directions. Did she run off with the boy whose note Patrick found at the camp? Or was she taken—as the hoof marks over their destroyed tent suggest? Whichever it was, the tracks lead into the mountains, not out of them. With help too far away to make it before Trish’s trail is washed away, Patrick and Perry embark on a desperate trek into the wilderness to find her, with Susanne not far behind them.

Switchback is the first book in the brand new Patrick Flint series of thrilling mysteries, a spin-off from the What Doesn't Kill You saga. Available in digital, print, and audiobook.

If you like C.J. Box or Craig Johnson, you will love USA Today Best Selling author Pamela Fagan Hutchins' Patrick Flint series. A former attorney, Pamela runs an off-the-grid lodge on the face of Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains, living out the adventures in her books with her husband, rescue dogs and cats, and enormous horses.

What Amazon readers are saying about the Patrick Flint Mysteries:

“A Bob Ross painting with Alfred Hitchcock hidden among the trees.”
"Edge-of-your seat nail biter."
"Unexpected twists!"
"Wow! Wow! Highly entertaining!"
“A very exciting book (um... actually a nail-biter), soooo beautifully descriptive, with an underlying story of human connection and family. It's full of action. I was so scared and so mad and so relieved... sometimes all at once!”
“Well drawn characters, great scenery, and a kept-me-on-the-edge-of-my-seat story!”
"Absolutely unputdownable wonder of a story."
"Must read!"
"Gripping story. Looking for book two!"
"Intense!"
"Amazing and well-written read."
"Read it in one fell swoop. I could not put it down."

Buy Switchback for a pulse-pounding mystery today!

(Book 2 in the Patrick Flint Series and Books 1-15 in the What Doesn't Kill You Series are available, too.)


Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Switchback transports the reader deep into the mountains of Wyoming for a thriller that has it all--wild animals, criminals, and one family willing to do whatever is necessary to protect its own. Pamela Fagan Hutchins writes with the authority of a woman who knows this world. She weaves the story with both nail-biting suspense and a healthy dose of humor. You won't want to miss Switchback." - Danielle Girard

"Switchback starts at a gallop and had me holding on with both hands until the riveting finish. This book is highly atmospheric and nearly crackling with suspense. Highly recommend!" - Libby Kirsch

"Switchback by Pamela Fagan Hutchins has as many twists and turns as a high-country trail. Every parent's nightmare is the loss or injury of a child, and this powerful novel taps into that primal fear." - Reavis Z Wortham


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Hardback Editions

March 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Switchback: A Patrick Flint Novel
Author(s): Pamela Fagan Hutchins
ISBN: 1-950637-50-6 / 978-1-950637-50-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skipjack Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Switchback (A Patrick Flint Novel): Large Print Edition
Author(s): Pamela Fagan Hutchins
ISBN: 1-950637-36-0 / 978-1-950637-36-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: SkipJack Publishing
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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Switchback: A Patrick Flint Novel
Author(s): Pamela Fagan Hutchins
ISBN: 1-950637-09-3 / 978-1-950637-09-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skipjack Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

November 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Switchback: A Patrick Flint Novel
Author(s): Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Publisher: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
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November 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Switchback: A Patrick Flint Novel
Author(s): Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Publisher: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
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November 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Switchback: A Patrick Flint Novel
Author(s): Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Publisher: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
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November 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Switchback: A Patrick Flint Novel
Author(s): Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Publisher: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
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Kindle Editions

November 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Switchback: A Patrick Flint Novel
Author(s): Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Publisher: Skipjack Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU