The Girl From Paradise Hill - Susan Lund

The Girl From Paradise Hill

By Susan Lund

  • Release Date: 2019-01-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,941 Ratings


Tess returns home to bury her father but what she finds buried in his attic makes her question everything she thought she knew about the mild-mannered trucker…


The seemingly idyllic mountain town harbors a dark secret: four young girls have disappeared over a forty-year period. With no crime scenes, no leads and no suspects, the cases have gone cold.

Until today.

The remains of one missing girl are discovered in a burned-out cabin at a remote campsite, reopening the case and suggesting the worst may be true – a ruthless child killer is operating in Washington State.


Crime reporter and amateur cyber-sleuth Tess is obsessed with the cold cases of missing girls in Washington State. As she works to settle her father's estate, she's shaken to her core when she uncovers evidence pointing to his involvement. 


On leave after solving a particularly heartbreaking case of child abduction and murder for the FBI's Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force, Michael is back in Paradise Hill to recover and visit with family. Despite doctor's orders to stay clear of police work, Michael's drawn back in when Tess asks for his help understanding the secrets found in her father's attic.


Having escaped justice for decades, he's bored and deliberately stirs the pot, revealing the body of one of the dead girls. Despite the fact he's hiding in plain sight, no one suspects that he's really a wolf and not the sheep he pretends to be. He sees Tess and Michael's involvement in the case as a challenge and views Tess as a temptation he can't resist.


For Tess and Michael, the cases are personal: Tess's best friend in public school, Lisa Tate, was one of the missing girls from Paradise Hill. Michael was babysitting the night little Lisa vanished. The guilt they harbor over their role in her disappearance drives them both. 

Desperate for answers, Tess and Michael join forces to track a killer and uncover the secrets Tess finds in her father's attic. Will the answers bring Tess peace or shatter her?

THE GIRL FROM PARADISE HILL is book one in the McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Trilogy.

Book Two: The Girl Who Cried Too Much and Book Three: The Only Girl Left Alive follow journalist Tess McClintock and FBI Special Agent Michael Carter as they try to solve old cold cases and stop a serial killer who has escaped justice for decades.


  • Good

    By Skiplayer1
    This was a good storyline. Too bad it continues into another book. I wanted that sick bastard caught.
  • Great

    By SamanthaLGann
    Great read!!
  • The Girl From Paradise Hill

    By Bev teacher
    A really good thriller. Too many characters to keep straight. I so dislike it when authors don’t finish the story unless you buy their next books.

    By tmmurphy4
    I read this in just a few days. Amazing book! Can’t wait to get started on book #2!
  • 2.5-3

    By Missmagn
    I don’t mind that I read the book , it took me about a day and a half to read it. I was very hooked at the beginning. I wasn’t too keen on the ending.
  • Thrilling

    By Rdking11
    Great characters, suspenseful, interesting twists & turns! Looking forward to next book🧐
  • Awesome!

    By tcrawf1
    I enjoyed this read very much. Some twist and turns. Can’t wait to start the next book.
  • Hard to put down!

    By Vana_123
    Liked the detail and the plot and the shocking surprises!
  • Written from the perspective of a child rapist and killer

    By desihatestheupdate
    I did NOT expect this book to be half written from the perspective of a (fictional) child rapist and killer. Interesting story I guess but I hope other readers are warned!
  • Good not Great

    By Roodee B
    Good story line and characters. Writing is a bit clunky in places, poor sentence structure and repetitive references but there’s no rush to the finish which is refreshing. Definitely, interested in reading the two remaining titles in the trilogy