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The Desert Behind Me

280 pages
Severn River Publishing Llc


When a teenage girl goes missing in Arizona, retired NYPD officer Jamie Butler is frantic to find her.

Haunted by the brutal murder of her own daughter, Jamie is convinced that this girl has been abducted in the same way.

There are inexplicable similarities to her own daughter’s abduction. Connections that seem impossible.

Because her daughter’s killer is long-dead.

But as her search for the missing teen intensifies, new evidence comes to light.

Evidence that implicates Jamie herself...

Award-winning author Shannon Baker delivers a gripping thriller that keeps you guessing until the very last page. The Desert Behind Me is perfect for fans of Paula Hawkins, Sue Grafton, and J.A. Jance.


What readers are saying about THE DESERT BEHIND ME:

★★★★★ "What a wild ride!"

★★★★★ "I couldn't stop reading."

★★★★★ "A terrifying journey, but worth every minute."

★★★★★ "...the unforeseen ending gives its shock effect."

★★★★★ "Wow. Baker just keeps churning out great winning heroines. Another five star book."

Author Bio
Shannon Baker is the award-winning author of The Desert Behind Me and the Kate Fox series, along with the Nora Abbott mysteries and the Michaela Sanchez Southwest Crime Thrillers. She is the proud recipient of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2014 and 2017-18 Writer of the Year Award. Baker spent 20 years in the Nebraska Sandhills, where cattle outnumber people by more than 50:1. She now lives on the edge of the desert in Tucson with her crazy Weimaraner and her favorite human. A lover of the great outdoors, she can be found backpacking, traipsing to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, skiing mountains and plains, kayaking lakes, river running, hiking, cycling, and scuba diving whenever she gets a chance. Arizona sunsets notwithstanding, Baker is, and always will be a Nebraska Husker. Go Big Red.