Don't Look Down
By Hilary Davidson
Thomas & Mercer; hardcover, $24.95; paperback, $15.95; ebook, $4.99; available Tuesday, February 11
Hilary Davidson is the Amazon Charts bestselling author of One Small Sacrifice and the winner of two Anthony Awards. Her novels include the Lily Moore series, which includes The Damage Done, The Next One to Fall, and Evil in All Its Disguises, and the standalone thriller Blood Always Tells. A Toronto-born travel journalist, Davidson has lived in New York City since 2001. She is also the author of eighteen nonfiction books.
Davidson's latest novel is Don't Look Down, which is a gripping mystery about a sinister murder that everyone - except one dogged New York Police detective - wants to stay buried.
Jo Greaver is a model of success, having built a thriving beauty business from nothing. However, she does have secrets that she'll do anything to keep buried.
When Jo's blackmailer offers to meet, she expects to pay him off, but instead gets a bullet instead. Bleeding and in total shock, Jo flees with no one to turn to.
When NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling and her partner, Rafael Mendoza, find Andray Baxter murdered in his own home, shot through the heart, everything points to Jo as the killer. Her blood is at the scene, and there are disturbing photos of her that were taken as a young teen.
Sheryn has doubts, starting with whether the kindhearted Andray was really a criminal and why he repeatedly reported finding spyware in his apartment. Was there something shady about Jo's sister dying a year earlier?
Something isn't connecting, and it's up to Sheryn to piece together the sinister puzzle.