The Secret Friend

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Penguin Books Limited, Jul 21, 2008 - Fiction - 448 pages
2 Reviews

'One of the best thriller writers working today'
Lee Child

'A wonderful writer ... Compelling, thrilling and touching'
Michael Connelly


The discovery of a body in Boston harbor has crime scene investigator Darby McCormick looking into related cases: two dead female students wash up, both abducted months earlier, each carrying a Virgin Mary figurine.

It's a troubling mystery that suddenly turns desperate when a third girl goes missing.

But when Darby makes a breakthrough, she crosses paths with Malcolm Fletcher, an ex-FBI agent turned vigilante - now on the Most Wanted list - on the hunt for the same predator.

Should Darby trust Fletcher or turn him in? Or can she find the killer alone? And just who is this murderer who believes he is a 'secret friend' to his victims...?

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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 compelling story that will keep you up past your bedtime' Karin Slaughter

'A scary, breakneck ride with thrills that never let up' Tess Gerritsen

'Harrowing, gripping, haunting, gut-wrenching and beautifully written' Harlan Coben

'Chris Mooney is an exceptional thriller writer. I envy those who have yet to read him' John Connolly

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User Review  - Lauren2013 - 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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Chris Mooney is the author of nine thrillers, of which Remembering Sarah was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Novel. His Darby McCormick series includes The Missing, The Secret Friend, The Soul Collectors, The Dead Room, Fear the Dark and Every Three Hours. Chris's latest book is Every Pretty Thing, the seventh Darby McCormick thriller. Chris lives in Boston with his wife and son.

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