Bree Nichols and her search-and-rescue dog, Samson, refuse to give up the hunt for a small plane that went down in the forests of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Her husband and young son were on the plane, which disappeared WITHOUT A TRACE (4.5). Then another body turns up in the forest—a murdered one. The quiet town of Rock Harbor is thrown into turmoil, and Bree begins to suspect that an old tragedy and this new one are connected. A murderer lurks among the seemingly upright citizens of her quiet community. Unless she learns to trust a God she has decided to hate, she may never know the answers—or even survive. Colleen Coble lays an intricate trail and draws the reader on like a hound with a scent. Fascinating setting, intriguing characters and well-researched detail delight from start to finish. (Oct., 304 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson