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5 Women Mystery Writers To Know in 2017

Don’t we all just love stories that constantly keep us up at night, wondering who or what is lurking behind every corner? If you love cuddling up with a gripping mystery novel, check out these five female mystery writers whose stories you don’t want to miss this year!

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The Secret Room by Sandra Block

Sandra Block is back with the second book in the riveting Zoe Goldman psychological thriller series. Dr. Zoe Goldman is settling into her new job as a psychiatry fellow at the local correctional facility. But when her patients mysteriously start dying and all fingers point in her direction, Zoe starts her own investigation into the truth about their deaths. As she delves further into the dark secrets of the correctional facility, Zoe starts to lose her sanity as she searches for the truth about their deaths. But the killer is targeting her patients to get to her and will not stop until they have destroyed Zoe’s life. A gripping, compelling psychological thriller, this page-turner will leave you breathless as you get closer and closer to discovering the truth. Be sure to add Sandra Block to your must-read list this summer!

Blink by K.L. Slater

When Toni’s five-year-old daughter, Evie, disappeared three years ago, there was no news coverage, witnesses or leads to who could have kidnapped her. The police were never able to find her, but that didn’t stop Toni from believing Evie was still alive. When she begins to piece together clues, the truth may be too devastating to handle. The only chance she has to save herself is by making her voice heard in a world that is trying to silence her. Toni will stop at nothing to find her daughter.

The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney

When a woman’s body is discovered in a church and a young boy is found hanging from a tree in the same day, Detective Lottie Parker is assigned as lead investigator on both cases. The two victims had the same tattoo inscribed on their legs, which leads Lottie to suspect they were somehow connected. Things become even stranger when the clues lead Lottie to St. Angela’s, a former children’s home, whose dark history intertwines with her family’s past. As the investigation continues, two teenage boys go missing and Detective Lottie must find the murderer before her own children are put at risk.

The Secrets You Keep by Kate White

Bryn Harper is a successful self-help author who was in a life-changing car accident. Nightmares of the day still haunt her as she continues to recover. Her new husband, Guy, was very supportive when the accident first occurred but after they moved into a new house, strange things begin to happen and Guy becomes very secretive. To make matters worst, the woman catering their dinner party is murdered. As Bryn attempts to cope with everything that is happening another woman is killed. Now she must discover the murderer before it’s too late and her frequent nightmares may be just the help she needs.

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Fifteen-year-old Lane Roanoke moved with her grandparents and eccentric cousin Allegra on their estate in rural Kansas after her mother commits suicide. Lane doesn’t know much about her mother’s estranged family, but she willfully embraces life as one of the rich Roanoke girls. But when she discovers the family’s dark truth, she runs and doesn’t look back. Eleven years later she is living in Los Angeles when she gets a call from her grandpa saying Allegra has gone missing. Lane returns to Kansas to help search for her cousin to figure out if she decided to run too and start a new life or if her fate was much worse.

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