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Title: First Shot
Author: John Ryder
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When girls go missing here, no one says a word…
Twenty-four-year-old Lila has disappeared without trace. It’s the kind of case that ex-military loner Grant Fletcher would normally be happy to take on—he will always seek justice if someone has the money to pay him. But this one he’s doing for free. This one’s personal.
Because Fletcher owes his life to Lila’s father. And Fletcher knows that returning Lila safe and sound is the only thing that matters to his wheelchair-bound friend.
She last called her father from a small town in rural Georgia. Arriving there, Fletcher’s feet barely touch the ground before he finds trouble. He also discovers that his friend’s daughter wasn’t the first girl to go missing there. Not the first by far.
Then the last person to have seen Lila before she disappeared is murdered. As an outsider, Fletcher becomes the local deputy’s only suspect, leaving him no choice but to go on the run. Because Fletcher knows someone’s abducting girls in this town. And he also knows he’s the only person who can find them…
Fans of high-octane action and unforgettable heroes like Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne and David Baldacci’s Amos Decker will love First Shot.
This is an intriguing thriller as ex-Marine Grant Fletcher tries to find the daughter of the the man who saved his life whilst they were in the military together. She had been travelling with her boyfriend when they stopped to eat. Whilst she went out for a smoke, he paid the bill. By the time he went outside she had disappeared without trace and the locals seem totally uninterested in helping find her.
He’s not the only one searching for her. It seems fifteen young women have similarly mysteriously disappeared in that area during the last four years and FBI agent Zoey Quadrado has been sent to investigate.
As both strive to discover just where the girls are and why they had been taken they find themselves working together and in danger. Are the locals involved? Why are they scared? Just who or what is Trench and why does the name appear to strike fear into the townsfolk? Can Grant and Zoey uncover the truth and rescue Lila without being made to disappear themselves?
This is an action packed read with plenty of mystery, lots of danger and peril along with some surprises en route. It is a great start to a new series and I can’t wait to read future books featuring Grant and Zoey in future after reading the superb ending to this one!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
John Ryder is a former farmworker and joiner. He’s turned his hand to many skills to put food on the table and clothes on his back. A life-long bibliophile, he eventually summoned the courage to try writing himself, and his Grant Fletcher novels have drawn inspiration from authors such as Lee Child, Tom Cain, Zoe Sharp and Matt Hilton. When it comes to future novels, he says he has more ideas than time to write them.
When not writing, John enjoys spending time with his son, reading and socialising with friends. A fanatic supporter of his local football team, he can often be found shouting encouragement to men much younger and fitter than he is.
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