I devour books and make that a romantic thriller and I’m a goner! Anyone who grew up on Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys, love Nora Roberts, Karen Rose and Stephen King just to name a few, you will fall in love with Kendra Elliot’s books.

When an eleven year old is abducted on her way to school, the FBI doesn’t waste a moment, sending agents to scour the area and embedding Special Agent Eva McLane with the distraught family. In the eye of the storm is local detective Mason Callahan, whose life is crumbling to pieces – he’s related to the victim and his lifelong confidential informant has been murdered.

Both he and Agent McLane hole up in the victim’s family home. Every second counts in a kidnapping case, and the stakes keep rising the longer the girl is missing. As Ava and Mason struggle to hold the family in their darkest hour, the two investigators find themselves drawn to each other.


Her new book “Vanished” is going to hit the stands on June 17, 2014. Sink your teeth into a sneak peak of the first chapter of her forthcoming book – VANISHED

Mason Callahan hadn’t seen Josie in three months. The leanness of her face and the indentations above her collarbones told him she’d lost weight. In a bad way. Time hadn’t been kind to her, and the scabbed sores on her cheeks hinted that meth was probably the new love of her life. There’d been a time when he’d fought a bit of an attraction to the woman. She’d been sweet and eager to please, a pretty woman in a wholesome-country-song sort of way. She and Mason shared a rural background and a similar taste in music that’d made her more enjoyable than his other confidential informants.

But now she’d never work with him again. His fingers tightened on the brim of the cowboy hat in his hand, and he swallowed hard at the sight of her contorted body on the floor of the bathroom in her cramped apartment. Anger abruptly blurred his vision. Someone had taken a baseball bat to her skull. The murder weapon was dumped in the shower, blood and hair sticking to the bat.

“Holy mother of God,” muttered his partner, Ray Lusco……

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And if Kendra is a first for readers, check out her “Bone Secrets Series” – Hidden, Chilled, Buried, Veiled and Alone.