The Girls Across the Bay (The Knox and Sheppard Mysteries, #1)

The Girls Across the Bay (The Knox and Sheppard Mysteries, #1)

by Emerald O'Brien

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A bond stronger than blood. A connection that could end it all. 
Madigan Knox and Grace Sheppard became sisters the day they entered their foster home. After living through a childhood nightmare, one brave act set them free, but split them apart into different homes.
As adults, they are reunited in the small coastal town they dreamed of living in as children, but the reality of life in Tall Pines is far from what they had imagined.
When a woman is found dead​ in her home​, Madigan reports on the crime while Grace investigates. A dark connection to the victim is discovered, pulling them both closer to the crime and the traumatic past they are desperate to move on from. 
With old wounds ripped open and dark secrets threatening their bond, the sisters must rely on each other more than ever before to survive.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155008347
Publisher: Emerald O'Brien
Publication date: 11/16/2017
Series: The Knox and Sheppard Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,019
File size: 618 KB

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The Girls Across the Bay (Knox and Sheppard, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Great character development by the author along a storyline that was not so easily predictable, but kept the reader wanting more. Like use of italics to get inside thought process of character. Also, by exploring experiences that might not be commonly addressed in a mystery. Believable. Thumbs up???
Anonymous 10 months ago
Beginning to read this book i was not able to put it down with the twisting vines of mystery rapped around me and even before i went to bed i thought about what would happen next.Some people may think that this was not helpful to them but if you get this book and you love cliffhangers in every chapter then this is the book for you.
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Anonymous 9 months ago
Twist and turns at every page she intertwined the character and kept you guessing great book
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Anonymous 5 months ago
A different twist on the main characters but also confusing. At one point, I was getting bored with the extraneous fluff, but then it got better. Just an OK read for me.
Anonymous 6 months ago
interesting , and thought provoking .
MAustinreviewer 7 months ago
The Girls Across The Bay by Emerald O’Brien was a thrilling 5 star read and book one in the Knox and Sheppard series. Madigan and Grace are sisters by heart, they lived in a foster home that brought on some abusive situations until the foster father was arrested and the girls were split up. We start out with each of them as adults, Madigan is a journalist and Grace is a police officer. Grace has moved to Deerhorn County, the girls are excited to find themselves close together again. When there is a murder, things take a twist and some things from the past come back. There were so many twist and turns I didn’t know which way was up at times. I love a story that keeps me wondering and I wasn’t disappointed. We get dual POV so that we can get both girls perspective on things. Overall this was a thrilling mystery with so much going on, Emerald O’Brien does a great job with her writing. I was done before I knew it. I can’t wait to read more from this series. 1-click and get started today.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Love the mental notes so we could know what each person was thinking along the way. definitely recommend!!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Good Read!! Little slow at times for me.
Debi-Kircher 8 months ago
The Girls across the Bay (The Knox and Sheppard Mysteries, Book 1) by Emerald O’Brien 4 Stars This is my first book by this author and although I seriously enjoyed it, it took me a bit to get in to it, and there were parts I had to go back and reread because at times it was hard to follow or a bit wordy. This was about 2 young girls that started out as friends and then became sisters and their journey through foster care into adulthood. The storyline was amazing and the attention to detail was done perfectly. Living the same story through two different perspectives was unique and I did by the middle of the story find myself completely invested and I could not put the book down. I loved the bond between Madigan and Grace and watching them both deal with life in their own ways was awesome. I love crime stories and I love trying to figure it all out with them and I will say this one totally threw me, and that's what makes me love reading this genre. I highly recommend this story and I can't wait for more from this author. Awesome
JanaT 8 months ago
The Girls Across The Bay is the opening to Emerald O’Brien’s Knox and Sheppard series! I fell in love with her writing when I read the opening to another series of hers, the Avery Hart Trilogy! I was fascinated with her style of storytelling, the intricate connections, the subtle hints, the mixing of past and present so I thought I would be ready for The Girls Across The Bay but I wasn’t … she took it up by at least a notch and I cannot wait to see where she will be taking the series to! Knox and Sheppard are two sisters by choice, Madigan and Grace, and they have seen and experienced way too much for their age … I loved how the writer gave us the story from each of their point of view, the inner dialogues, the building of the foundation to the universe that she placed them into … across the bay … these two work together to solve a mystery that has a dark connection to their past and I promise you that when you find out ‘who did it’, you will be as surprised as ever! I cannot wait to see what comes next for Madigan, Grace, Mac and John …
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The suspense, the sister bond, the mystery of it all made this a great read. I loved it and look forward to reading more books from this author. I would definitely recommend this book. A complete story with two more follow up books about these sisters. Once again, I loved it!
Anonymous 9 months ago
Could have been told in 100 less pages! Uninteresting repetative to much dialogue, forced myself to finish
Anonymous 9 months ago
Amazing it's kinda hard to understand but it's also eye catching to read and it makes you wanna keep reading
E_A_Walsh 9 months ago
The Girls Across The Bay (Knox and Sheppard #1) by Emerald O'Brien was a pretty okay read that kept me reading and engaged. I very much got sucked into this book right away, I loved the cold open, and the way the first sister was introduced. We get to see her passion and get some dark back ground on her. Told in duel POV, we actually get inside both of the sisters heads, and I loved that the author choose to go that path. It added a nice layer of complexity that draws you in. Now, I will say that when the sisters were together I had a bit of a time trying to separate their voices, and inner dialogue. It was hard to keep track of, and I had to do some rereading to get it all straight in my head. The transitions were a little rough, there was no break you could say, thus making the reading choppy and a little disconnecting. Sometimes the best way for transitions is to put a physical break in, like a symbol, to let the reader know that one scene has ended, before jumping into the next. Quick cut jumps only work in TV/Movies. Other than that, I loved the plot and the mystery. It was compelling, well thought out and entertaining. I loved the sisterly connection and the strong bond they shared. It was for me the true highlight of this suspenseful read. There was wit mixed with darkness, that drives this story, and the tone has a bit of that heart pounding urgency that you can't help but get addicted to. This book will have you on edge, and have you piecing the clues together with them. I'm fully committed to these two sisters, and I will be checking out more from not only this series, but this author as well. With that said, this book gets my high recommendation and my stamp of approval. Happy Reading -E.A. Walsh
Anonymous 9 months ago
Good plot
Anonymous 10 months ago
Enjoyed very much. Can’t wait to read next in the series
Anonymous 10 months ago
Good read but just something missing....
KenL4 More than 1 year ago
Two girls living in a foster home become sisters. They reconnect later in life. One is a reporter and the other a detective. A woman found dead. A suspect that comes to light from a lady that disappeared years ago. Are they connected and did the same person kill them. A surprise conclusion to this suspense novel.