Release Date: October 25, 2022
About The Book:
Sheriff Jax Turner is staring down the barrel of his broken past. On the brink of ending it all, he feels like a failure following his daughter’s tragic passing and his subsequent divorce. But when a schoolgirl vanishes and her backpack is found in a sex offender’s backseat, the weary lawman drags himself into action and vows to nail one last sociopath.
Shocked to discover the teen’s aunt had lost her life in an abduction years prior, the devastating outcome that he’s taken personally, Jax believes the killer has returned with a vengeance. But as the desperate cop frantically hunts down a mysterious relative in search of a suspect, the girl’s time keeps ticking away.
About The Author:
Mary Keliikoa is the Shamus finalist and multi-award nominated author of the PI Kelly Pruett mystery series, and the Misty Pines mystery series. Her short stories have appeared in Woman’s World and in the anthology Peace, Love and Crime.
A Pacific NW native, she spent years working around lawyers and admits to being that person who gets excited when called for jury duty. When not in Washington, you can find Mary on the beach in Hawaii. But even under the palm trees and blazing sun, she’s plotting her next murder—novel that is.
Mary Keliikoa has raised the bar with Hidden Pieces. Moody, evocative, yet purposive. Well Done! Matt Coyle, Bestselling author of the Rick Cahill crime series
Mary Keliikoa delivers a tightly plotted and tense page-turner with haunted, relatable characters and an ending you won’t see coming. Heather Chavez, author of NO BAD DEED and BLOOD WILL TELL
The disappearance of a teenage girl has dark implications for the small community of Misty Pines when the crime is linked to a decades-old murder. Keliikoa has a knack for writing nuanced investigators, and haunted-yet-relentless sheriff Jax Turner is no exception. An absorbing and expertly plotted mystery. Tessa Wegert, author of DEAD WIND
Mary Keliikoa’s HIDDEN PIECES is a delicious page-turning mystery full of secrets and revenge. Dogged yet emotionally vulnerable, Sheriff Jax Turner a hero for our times. Fans of twisty police procedurals are in for a treat! Joanna Schauffhausen, author of GONE FOD GOOD
Do we really know the people in our lives? HIDDEN PIECES is a memorable, if not unnerving, reading experience that moves like mist touching everything. The story, with the loss of a child at its core, straddles the line between mystery and psychological thriller, and Mary Keliikoa deftly demonstrates how grief and loss can be insidious and unrelenting. Gabriel Valjan, Multi-award nominated author of the COMPANY FILES and SHANE CLEARY Mysteries series.
Wow! What a novel. It crackles with realism, a page turner that sucks you in and won’t let you go till the last page. HIDDEN PIECES is a slow burn building tension as each layer is revealed. Domestic thriller and mystery fans will get their money’s worth. David Putnam, bestselling author of The Bruno Johnson series.
Dark, tense, and loaded with hairpin twists, this series launch shows Keliikoa’s deft hand with plotting and character, including the highly relatable series lead, Sherriff Jax Turner. Keliikoa expertly weaves together a desperate search for a missing child with long-held secrets that threaten to upend the case. The final pages will leave you breathless. Edwin Hill, author of THE SECRETS WE SHARE