The Secret Friend
Chris Mooney's The Secret Friend features Darby McCormick in another thrilling missing persons case.
Two dead girls in the river
Two tiny statues of the Virgin Mary concealed in their clothing
One CSI on the hunt for their killer
When Judith Chen is found floating in Boston's Harbour, links are made with the murder of Emma Hale, a student who vanished without trace, only for her body to wash up months later.
CSI Darby McCormick is assigned to the case and uncovers a piece of overlooked evidence from the Hale investigation - which brings her into contact with Malcolm Fletcher, a former FBI agent now on the Most Wanted list after a string of bloody murders. And when a third student goes missing, Darby is led into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with deadly links to the past - and a man who speaks to the Blessed Virgin. A man who wants to be a secret friend to the girls he abducts ...
If you liked Darby McCormick in The Missing then you will love her in The Secret Friend. Chris Mooney creates a thrilling world of mystery in this series, other titles include The Dead Room. Fans of Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter and Michael Connelly will love Chris Mooney.
Praise for Chris Mooney:
'If you want a thriller that will chill your blood, break your heart and make your pulse race, Chris Mooney is your man' Mark Billingham
'A scary breakneck ride' Tess Gerritsen
'A wonderful writer . . . Compelling, thrilling and touching' Michael Connelly
'Harrowing, gripping, haunting, gut-wrenching and beautifully written' Harlan Coben
'It will keep you up past your bedtime' Karin Slaughter
Chris Mooney is the author of seven previous thrillers, of which Remembering Sarah was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Novel. The Missing, The Secret Friend and The Soul Collectors are available as Penguin paperbacks. Chris lives in Boston with his wife and son.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
The Secret Friend 4 Stars An entertaining follow up to The Missing but not as thrilling or suspenseful. There are numerous sub-plots that ultimately merge into a cohesive whole but the pacing is slow. The serial killer story is well-developed and the forensic details are interesting as is the introduction of a vigilante FBI agent. Nevertheless, it lacks that elusive something that makes it unputdownable. Darby is an intelligent and resourceful heroine and the secondary cast are diverse and compelling. Look forward to reading the next one.
Review: The Secret Friend (Darby McCormick #2)User Review - Goodreads
This is the second Chris Mooney book I have read and after The Missing which I enjoyed I had high hopes for this and wasn't disappointed. Darby is back, this time after a religious nut with mother ...