The Secret Friend

The Secret Friend




The discovery of a body in Boston harbor has crime scene investigator Darby McCormick looking into an almost identical case: both were female students, abducted months earlier, each carrying a Virgin Mary figurine.

It's a troubling mystery that suddenly turns desperate when a third girl goes missing.

But when Darby makes a breakthrough, she crosses paths with Malcolm Fletcher. Malcolm used to be an FBI agent, but now he's gone off the rails, and is on the FBI's Most Wanted List. Darby knows she should turn him in - but Malcolm insists he's on the trail of the killer she's hunting.

Should she trust him, or turn him in?

And can either of them stop the killer before they strike again . . .

'A wonderful writer . . . Compelling, thrilling and touching' Michael Connelly

Praise for Chris Mooney:

'If you want a thriller that will chill your blood, break your heart and make your pulse race, Chris Mooney is your man' Mark Billingham

'A compelling story that will keep you up past your bedtime' Karin Slaughter

'A scary, breakneck ride with thrills that never let up' Tess Gerritsen

'Harrowing, gripping, haunting, gut-wrenching and beautifully written' Harlan Coben

'Chris Mooney is an exceptional thriller writer. I envy those who have yet to read him' John Connolly


  • A masterful thriller, dark and disturbing
    Linda Fairstein

About the author

Chris Mooney

Chris Mooney is the author of nine thrillers, of which Remembering Sarah was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Novel. His Darby McCormick series includes The Missing, The Secret Friend, The Soul Collectors, The Dead Room, Fear the Dark and Every Three Hours. Chris's latest book is Every Pretty Thing, the seventh Darby McCormick thriller. Chris lives in Boston with his wife and son.
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