The young woman’s body is lying with her arms stretched out to each side. Her lips slightly parted. Her face untouched by injury and her hair spread around her head like a fan. A redhead. Just like the others.
When the body of Leann Truitt is found in a secluded cove in Mystery Bay, Detective Megan Carpenter is one of the first on the scene. The victim has tell-tale marks on her wrists, ankles and neck where she has been bound. But that’s not all. Next to Leann’s body lies a puzzling clue – an unusual symbol scratched into a rock.
With rookie Deputy Ronnie Marsh under her wing and the investigation underway, Megan starts to receive disturbing messages. Someone knows about her traumatic past. They know what she did.
Determined to stay focussed, Megan soon makes a chilling link between Leann’s brutal killing and the unsolved murder cases of two other women – all redheads with the same marks on their bodies, the same symbol carvings found at the crime scenes, and most shockingly, all had been pregnant.
The killer stalks his prey, kidnapping and torturing them in a very exact and methodical pattern. And he is not finished yet …
When the body of another woman is found bearing a striking resemblance to the other victims, Megan must crack the clues fast if she is to catch the twisted soul before they strike again.
Megan might be closing in on the killer, but someone is watching her every move. Can Megan hide the secrets of her past threatening to destroy her future? And can she protect herself and Ronnie before they both find themselves in terrible danger?
An addictive, gripping and completely unputdownable crime thriller from the Number One New York Times and Amazon Chart bestselling author.
Read what everyone is saying about Water’s Edge:
‘If you want first class, character driven crime fiction this is also the book and author for you as Mr Olsen is one of the best writers in this genre at present.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I’m simply blown away! I couldn’t stop reading! This is dark and intense and you can’t put it down! Great creepy thriller.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I love, love, love Detective Megan Carpenter, a tough, thorough, no-nonsense type of detective even though she is dealing with a lot of issues in her personal life.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved the main character Megan and found her believable with her little quirks and attitude and while reading you hear her listen to tapes and realise there’s a second story unfolding about her past that is equally compelling. An engaging action-packed crime thriller that kept me turning the pages and guessing right to the end.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I love Megan Carpenter!!… Megan is tough, flawed, so so so smart, and wickedly funny. The mystery is solid and strong… It’s a wonderful book that I could not put down.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Megan is one ballsy detective…I love this character and this author’s storytelling which kept me reading late into the night. This series just keeps getting better and better and has definitely left me wanting more. A well deserved five stars and a fantastic addition to a gripping and very addictive series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Megan Carpenter is one tough cookie. She is the queen of ruthlessness when it comes to culprits, but she fights with all she has for ‘her’ victims. I just love the way the author has created her character. She is made out of steel on the outside, but very damaged on the inside and that what has made her who she is today. I just cannot resist opening my heart to her. The author has a great writing style that makes it impossible to put the book down. He also adds some humour in it.’ B for Bookreview, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘WOW! Even better than the first one. Megan is back with a new case and a new partner… The case is interesting and full of suspects and new characters. I was so sure I had it figured out then the author throws a twist and left me reeling. I read this one straight through…what an ending! It left me on the edge of my seat wanting the next book now.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐