“J. Carson Black’s THE DEVIL’S HOUR is a superior mystery novel in all respects. Fine prose, terrific suspense, believable characters, and one of the most unexpected and satisfying conclusions I’ve read in a long time. Highly recommended.”
–John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of Damage
In 1997, the disappearance of three young girls rocked the desert city of Tucson, Arizona. Eleven years later, one of those girls, Micaela Brashear, comes home—alive.
Detective Laura Cardinal of the Arizona DPS Open-Unsolved Unit pieces together Micaela’s fragmented memories in the hope she will find the whereabouts of the other two children, alive or dead. But the killer isn’t through yet, and after the horrific death of her partner, Laura knows she is facing an implacable enemy.
In the mountains above Tucson, geologist Steve Lawson meets a little girl near his grandfather’s cabin. He comes to believe she is the ghost of Jenny Carmichael, one of the kidnapping victims from eleven years ago. When his dog digs up her bones near his cabin, Steve alerts the authorities—-and becomes their number one suspect.
Increasingly dogged by feelings of doom, Steve searches for Jenny’s killer. He discovers there are worse things than death, and must come face to face with it—inside The Devil’s Hour.
THE DEVIL’S HOUR is Book 3 in the Laura Cardinal Series of thrillers by J. Carson Black.