Blinking her eyes open, she looks around the room, taking in the bed and the wardrobe full of clothes she’s never seen before. This isn’t her bedroom. Those aren’t her clothes. She begins to cry as she wonders if she’ll ever see her own home again.
Three young girls are missing. All of them cold cases. All of them forgotten. But when Detective Jess Bishop identifies a disturbing link between them, she’s determined to find out what happened, and fights to re-open their cases.
At the scene of each abduction the kidnapper left a clue – a small bag of candy – in place of the missing child.
And then a fourth child is taken. Eight-year-old Ava is snatched from her hospital bed and when a bag of candy is found in her room, Jessica knows it’s the same kidnapper.
As the pressure to solve the case pushes Jess and her team to breaking point, Jess takes a personal risk she fears she’ll live to regret. But she has no choice.
Out of hospital, Ava can only get sicker: Jess is running out of time. Can she find Ava before it’s too late?
An absolutely gripping thriller that will have your pulse racing. Cross Your Heart is perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner.
What readers are saying about Cross Your Heart:
‘Stunning… I'm a mess of emotions right now still having to process what I just experienced through the intense pages of this book. Good grief... how am I supposed to get through the rest of my day/week/month/year? Well done Kierney Scott!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wowzers, what a book this was… before you know it you are hooked… grabs you by the throat and won't let you go. I became so addicted to this book that it came everywhere with me and I couldn't put it down.' Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars
‘Wow! What a fabulous book. I read this in 24 hours because I could not put it down… blew me away.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘WOW WOW WOW! This was one awesome book full of twists, turns, and heart pounding moments… This was one intense, adrenaline pumping kind of book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A totally brilliant read!... Kierney has woven this thrilling tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat hanging on to every word… I loved this book.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars
‘I absolutely devoured this! I love Jess, I really do. This book was gripping, exciting and full of twists.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Full on from page one to the full stop on the last sentence. I didn't see the end coming, partially because I was so engrossed I didn't realise I was coming to the end. The story is full of twists and turns, none of which are predictable, but all of which make sense… I loved this book.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars
‘Now this is how you write thrilling crime fiction! Even better than the first and putting Kierney Scott firmly on my must-read list, this book has it all: charismatic, complex, and interesting characters, a well thought out plot with evidence based detection, real surprises, and just that something that makes it truly addictive.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘OMG I just loved this second book in the series… Brilliant read would recommend highly.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A stunning sequel, I laughed and I cried and I was terrified all in one book. I’m a mess of emotions right now still having to process what I just experienced through the intense pages of this book. Good grief... how am I supposed to get through the rest of my day/week/month/year? Well done Kierney Scott!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Fast paced and intelligent! Jess Bishop is a great character… This book kept me up at night, telling myself just a little longer until I finished it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars