The Shadow Girls

Dawn Merriman

I open my eyes. The room is dark and I can see no windows, only stairs leading up to a metal trapdoor. From the shadows, a figure emerges. A little girl with long, pale hair. She smiles at me. “Are you my new mommy?” she says.

A young woman is missing. And Rylan Flynn was the last person to see her alive.

Nobody has heard from Bess Freeman since Rylan saw her leaving a bar and walking into the night with a stranger. Normally quiet and shy, Bess would never skip out on her family and friends like this. The small town of Ashby is in shock.

While the police struggle to find leads, it’s immediately clear to Rylan that this is no ordinary abduction. Her ability to see ghosts reveals sinister clues on all sides.

In the basement of an abandoned church, Rylan finds the spirit of another young woman who may be a victim. And when the police uncover human remains beneath a barn, a male figure watches them closely, then disappears.

Ashby’s handsome head detective, Ford Pierce, is as reluctant as ever to involve Rylan in the case.

But when another woman’s body is discovered hidden in a derelict family home, it’s clear that Bess is in mortal danger. And her time is running out.

For years, a killer has been lurking in Ashby, driven by a darkness that is more than human.

Desperate to find Bess before another innocent life is lost, Rylan must work with Ford to unravel a dangerous web of lies. But is she drawing closer to the truth or walking into the killer’s trap?

A gripping paranormal thriller packed with dark secrets, danger and slow-burning romance that will keep you turning pages late into the night. Fans of Wendy Wang, Heather Graham and Dean Koontz will love The Shadow Girls.

See why readers love Dawn Merriman’s Rylan Flynn mysteries:

I. COULD. NOT. PUT. THIS. BOOK. DOWN!!!… I was constantly kept on the edge of my seat and needed to know what happened next… my time while reading it flew by. Loved Rylan’s character and I can’t wait to see what happens next for her. Will be looking out for the next book in this series for sure!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heart-pounding thriller that left me on the edge of my seat. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one. Definitely one of the best books this year.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh my word I could not put this down and read it in one day. It started off straight with action and didn’t let up until the very end. It was fast paced and had me hooked!! Please tell me the second one is due out soon!!” @love_life_literature ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book sucked me in and wouldn’t let go until I turned the last page! After which I immediately signed up for this author’s newsletter to make sure I wouldn’t miss any books in this series!… I loved the mystery, I had no idea who the killer was until it was revealed, I loved the dynamics between Rylan and her family and best friend… I can’t wait to continue this series and see what is going to happen next!” @daniereads87 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I absolutely couldn’t put it down… It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.” @whatjadesreading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely no flaws… Now I just have to worry how I’ll get sleep tonight after all this rush of adrenaline and big emotions… Looking forward to more of Rylan Flynn!!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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