In The Monitor by Cathy Vasas-Brown, Lt. Carolyn Latham investigates the suicide of four teens that came from varied parts of the country to Cypress Village, Oregon in order to die together. Following their trail, Carolyn discovers a world she’d never imagined. An organized support group for those waiting to “take the bus” orchestrated by a mysterious Monitor. When a Japanese teen that has withdrawn from the world and is living with his uncle in the United States disappears, Carolyn knows that she doesn’t have much time to save this teenager’s life. The Monitor is the second book to feature Lt. Carolyn Latham by Cathy Vasas-Brown.
In Dead Like Me by Kelly Miller, Tampa Detective Kate Springer returns to duty investigating a case of a murder of her thirteen-year-old doppelgänger. As she and her partner, Detective Patrick Jessup, dig into the murder, dark secrets from Kate’s past will be revealed and what seemed a coincidence, will seem less so. Can Kate solve the case and catch the killer before the killer catches her?
In Stolen Prey by John Sandford, Lucas Davenport returns in the twenty-second novel Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport) in the series by John Sandford. Lucas is mugged, and his arm is broken. While he heals, Lucas is caught up in a case of a family brutally murdered. The family has a lot of money going out that seems to not have an origin. Lucas must follow the trail to discover why the family was killed and to stop the rapid pile of bodies landing on the door of the case.