He has nothing left to lose but this case. Can he rescue a young victim before there's another death on his conscience?

Sheriff Jax Turner is staring down the barrel of his broken past. On the brink of ending it all, he feels like a failure following his daughter's tragic passing and his subsequent divorce. But when a schoolgirl vanishes and her backpack is found in a sex offender's backseat, the weary lawman drags himself into action and vows to nail one last sociopath.

Shocked to discover the missing preteen's aunt had lost her life in an abduction years prior, the devastating outcome that he's taken personally, Jax believes the killer has returned with a vengeance. But as the desperate cop frantically hunts down a mysterious relative in search of a suspect, the girls' time keeps ticking away...

Can the jaded sheriff taken down the culprit and bring the poor youngster home alive?

Hidden Pieces is the gripping first book in the Misty Pines Mystery Series. If you like compelling characters, shocking plot twists, and atmospheric settings, you'll love this suspenseful new series.

5 stars

"Mary Keliikoa delivers a tightly plotted and tense page-turner with haunted, relatable characters and an ending you won’t see coming."

Heather Chavez, author of NO BAD DEED and BLOOD WILL TELL

"Wow! What a novel. It crackles with realism, a page turner that sucks you in and won’t let you go till the last page. HIDDEN PIECES is a slow burn building tension as each layer is revealed. Domestic thriller and mystery fans will get their money’s worth."

David Putnam, bestselling author of The Bruno Johnson series.

"Dark, tense, and loaded with hairpin twists, this series launch shows Keliikoa’s deft hand with plotting and character, including the highly relatable series lead, Sherriff Jax Turner. Keliikoa expertly weaves together a desperate search for a missing child with long-held secrets that threaten to upend the case. The final pages will leave you breathless."

Edwin Hill, author of THE SECRETS WE SHARE

"Mary Keliikoa has raised the bar with Hidden Pieces. Moody, evocative, yet propulsive. Well Done!"

- Matt Coyle, Bestselling author of the Rick Cahill crime series