Title: Bad Girls
Series: Yes, An Eden Mystery
Author: Laurel Heidtman
Publisher: Self Published
Published Date: August 1st, 2015
Rating: 4 Stars
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for a review during the Mystery Thriller Week Event. This does not affect my opinion in any way.
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
Cal Becker, the former Chicago cop turned insurance investigator readers first met in Catch A Falling Star, is back in Eden—and he’s brought his eighteen-year-old niece with him. Marnie Becker is a troubled young woman with an alcoholic mother and drinking problems of her own. When Cal offers to pay her way through Raven University and move to Eden with her, she jumps at the chance to change her life. But on the day of their arrival, she disappears. It wouldn’t be the first time she ran away when the going got tough. Has she done so again rather than face the challenges of her new life or has something happened to her?
Cal has hopes for a new life for himself in Eden, and when Marnie goes missing, he doesn’t know whether to be worried or angry. But when the beaten body of a young girl is found in Daniel Boone National Forest, he fears his worst nightmare has become reality—or has his worst nightmare only begun?
Laurel Heidtman’s second novel in her Eden Mystery series was absolutely amazing. It follows Cal Becker from the first book as he travels back to Eden to not only give his niece a better life but to also maybe kindle a flame that begun in Catch A Falling Star. However, just like in that novel, book 2 doesn’t exactly go as planned when his niece is kidnapped.
I adored this novel. I liked even better than I did the first book. Cal’s niece is a lot to handle at first but she quickly grown on you. In this novel we get something much different than the first book. Bad Girls is much darker and grittier, and you even get the POV from the sick perverted bastard. Heidtman wove magic with her skill in pulling off shocking twists and turns.
Another amazing book in a series I am definitely putting on the favorite list!