Publishers Weekly bestselling author Jenna Kernan is a Silver Falchion nominee and winner of the Book Buyers’ Best award. Her 2021 gripping crime thrillers feature a criminal psychologist, and daughter of an infamous female serial killer, facing a series of murders in Florida. Look for A Killer’s Daughter and The Hunted Girls, out now. Jenna is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Authors Guild, Sisters in Crime, Florida Mystery Writers and Novelists, Inc. A natural redhead living with her husband on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Jenna has recently increased her sunblock to SPF 50. Visit Jenna at www.jennakernan.com
The Hunted Girls
Lying on the damp earth by the lake, the woman’s long chestnut hair is splayed around her, and carefully placed leaves cover every inch of her skin. Her bright blue eyes are frozen open, the branches of the pines above her the last thing she ever saw…
Agent Nadine Finch rushes to investigate the murder of newlywed Nikki Darnell in Ocala National Forest, Florida. She swore she’d never set foot there again—not since the case fifteen years ago which tore her life apart—but spotting the triangular cuts scarring Nikki’s perfect pale skin, she knows she must put her own traumatic past aside to find justice for Nikki and her devastated husband.
Discovering water in Nikki’s lungs, and certain the triangular wounds were made by arrowheads, Nadine must convince her team that Nikki was injured and drowned before being left for them to find. But who would do such a thing? And why? Then another woman, a mother of two, is discovered in the woods, tell-tale arrow marks all over her body.
Recognizing her as a local waitress, Nadine has just traced the arrow heads to an outdoors store when she receives a chilling note: “Three little birds. So pretty in their cages. I caught them all for you.”
Heavy with guilt, Nadine questions if the killer is someone she’s known all along… with time running out, will Nadine need to sacrifice herself to stop this deadly hunter, before more innocent lives are taken?
Jaw-dropping, packed with twists and turns, and impossible to put down until you reach the final page, this book can be enjoyed as a standalone read.
Fans of Robert Dugoni, Lisa Gardner and Rachel Caine will be totally addicted to The Hunted Girls.
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“I could NOT put this book down! WOW! WOW! WOW!... fantastic, fast-paced, and riveting… Lots of twists and turns.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow… an absolutely compelling read… I absolutely loved this one… so compelling… a real page-turner… I didn’t want it to end… One of the best books I have read this year. Highly recommended.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow… I loved this book… I've devoured this book in just one sitting… The author has pulled me in from page one… I have been completely hooked… I 100% recommend this book and this author. This is most definitely a five star read.” Little Miss Book Lover 87, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow Jenna Kernan knows how to write a thriller! From page one on she has you gripped. Excellently written and definitely keeps you reading—with the light on.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The plot is perfect… brilliant. The shocks come thick and fast and the final twist certainly blew my mind. It's really gripping… unputdownable… an incredible thriller. Definitely a must-read!!!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“What a thrill ride! The suspense and tension had me holding my breath… I can't wait for more… intense and full of twists… I loved the ending.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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