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BAD MOON

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"(It) draws you in irresistibly and doesn't spit you out till the very end, your head spinning with surprising revelations."

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Ritter's second outing (after Death Notice) will captivate readers with a tone reminiscent of John Hart (Down River) and Chelsea Cain (The Night Season)."

Library Journal (starred review)

"A heart-pounding, single-sitting read, complete with more than one shocker. With the no-nonsense pacing of a journalist and the imagination of a novelist, Ritter has again written a thriller that likely will murder a good night's sleep."

The Richmond Times-Dispatch

About the book:

The case of a boy missing for 40 years explodes into the present in Todd Ritter's second full-length novel featuring Perry Hollow Police Chief Kat Campbell.

On the same night that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, 10-year-old Charlie Olmstead jumped on his bike to see if he could get a better look. It was the last anyone ever saw of him. After Perry Hollow police found Charlie's bike caught in the water above a waterfall, he assumed the worst. So did everyone else -- except Charlie's mother. Years later, Eric Olmstead -- a famous author and Charlie's brother -- has come back to Perry Hollow to bury his mother and fulfill her last request: Find his brother.

To do so, Eric goes to the current police chief and his former sweetheart, Kat Campell. It isn't long before they discover that his mother thought Charlie was kidnapped, and that finding him was her secret obsession. While she never found him, she did uncover clues suggesting he wasn’t the only boy to vanish into thin air.

Filled with the tight plotting and shocking twists readers have come to expect from Todd Ritter, Bad Moon will thrill fans of Harlan Coben and Lisa Unger. It's a heart-pounding mystery about family, loyalty and secrets that stretch from the past into the present.