The Girl From Paradise Hill (The McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Trilogy, #1)

The Girl From Paradise Hill (The McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Trilogy, #1)

by Susan Lund

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Tess returns home to bury her father but what she finds buried in his attic makes her question everything she thought she knew about the mild-mannered trucker…


The seemingly idyllic mountain town harbors a dark secret: four young girls have disappeared over a forty-year period. With no crime scenes, no leads and no suspects, the cases have gone cold.

Until today.

The remains of one missing girl are discovered in a burned-out cabin at a remote campsite, reopening the case and suggesting the worst may be true – a ruthless child killer is operating in Washington State.


Crime reporter and amateur cyber-sleuth Tess is obsessed with the cold cases of missing girls in Washington State. As she works to settle her father's estate, she's shaken to her core when she uncovers evidence pointing to his involvement. 


On leave after solving a particularly heartbreaking case of child abduction and murder for the FBI's Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force, Michael is back in Paradise Hill to recover and visit with family. Despite doctor's orders to stay clear of police work, Michael's drawn back in when Tess asks for his help understanding the secrets found in her father's attic.


Having escaped justice for decades, he's bored and deliberately stirs the pot, revealing the body of one of the dead girls. Despite the fact he's hiding in plain sight, no one suspects that he's really a wolf and not the sheep he pretends to be. He sees Tess and Michael's involvement in the case as a challenge and views Tess as a temptation he can't resist.


For Tess and Michael, the cases are personal: Tess's best friend in public school, Lisa Tate, was one of the missing girls from Paradise Hill. Michael was babysitting the night little Lisa vanished. The guilt they harbor over their role in her disappearance drives them both. 

Desperate for answers, Tess and Michael join forces to track a killer and uncover the secrets Tess finds in her father's attic. Will the answers bring Tess peace or shatter her?

THE GIRL FROM PARADISE HILL is book one in the McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Trilogy.

Book Two: The Girl Who Cried Too Much and Book Three: The Only Girl Left Alive follow journalist Tess McClintock and FBI Special Agent Michael Carter as they try to solve old cold cases and stop a serial killer who has escaped justice for decades.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156243914
Publisher: Susan Lund
Publication date: 01/04/2019
Series: The McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Trilogy
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,051
File size: 447 KB

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The Girl From Paradise Hill (The McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Series, #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
The plot was interesting but the book was very hard to follow at times due to spelling mistakes, switching of names, inconsistencies with details, and being really repetitive.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I really dislike when you must buy a second book to get the full story. The story is on,y half done. So this goes on the shelf of Never read again-
Anonymous 7 months ago
Really enjoyable read. Only reason I did not give it more stars was that there was no closure. I really dislike books with no ending, that make to purchase the next book to find out what happens. A good book will leave me wanting to purchase the next one because it is so great. I will continue reading and getting the next books because I’m fascinated by the storyline.
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Anonymous 7 months ago
I have not seen that word since Nancy Drew . .definitely a cliffhanger seemed like the author decided OK today I'll write a book . .more of cozy reader for a 1st time reader just started reading cozies just wasn't happening for me
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Anonymous 13 days ago
One dimensional, repetitive, and too long. Finished it and do actually want to read the final book, so.....not overall terrible, just could have been better.
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Anonymous 25 days ago
Not happy it left me hanging
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Anonymous 3 months ago
Book ended with no resolution trying to force you to buy more books. I refuse to be coerced into buying books with this ruse.
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JavaBean 3 months ago
This is a really good book. Although there are a lot of typos and errors, I still enjoyed it.
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Anonymous 5 months ago
I knew this was a trilogy but did not expect book one would end in the middle of the story. Very disappointed that I have to purchase two more books to get the full story. Books 2 and 3 are a continuation. Not sequels.
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Anonymous 5 months ago
It’s a real page turner
Anonymous 6 months ago
Well the book was a good plot, not too difficult to read although it’s confusing at times and parts with the names?. In a trilogy every book should stand by itself,!and this one you’ll be left hanging - there’s you need to purchase two more books to know who done it?. You can’t take a star away, only deserve ‘s a 2 - and that’s a stretch.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Very interesting story that held my interest and makes me want to read the next book in order to solve the mystery. Author needs a better editor though. There were several grammatical errors that caught my eye.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Left me wanting more!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Too repetitive. Not enough action to keep my interest. Will not be reading the rest of the trilogy.