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Cold Valley Nightmare

(Lucy Hush series #2)

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A troubled past resurfaces when an investigative journalist agrees to help find a missing child.

The Australian bush is unforgiving, and there is not much hope when a four-year-old boy, Clem, apparently disappears into it without a trace. When the police begin to suspect the boy’s step-father, his lawyer hires Damon, a specialist private investigator, to help defend him.
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Kindle Edition, 247 pages
Published March 6th 2019 by The Book Folks
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Brenda
When Damon, private investigator, was tasked with a missing child case, Lucy Hush, Damon’s partner and an investigative journalist, was immediately involved. Clem was only four years old and had disappeared from his home while his stepfather was in charge of his care. The police were sure the stepfather was the culprit, but when Damon and Lucy interviewed him, Lucy knew there was more to it. Sadie, Clem’s mother, was distraught but positive her husband wouldn’t hurt Clem.

As Damon, his partner Br
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Ted Tayler
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Gripping thriller"

Couldn't put it down. One of those books I'll remember for a long time. Well-written. Terrific story line.
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Steve
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, lucy-hush
I couldn't put this down! It took me a few pages to recall the salient points of the previous book, but once that happened, I was already hooked. The plot twists came thick and fast, and while I questioned introducing the antagonist so early, it was a brilliant device for ratcheting up the tension. The climax was delicious and came earlier than expected and as a consequence was drawn out too, which didn't help with the aforementioned tension. The resolution was a lovely touch. ...more
P. Clauss
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Awesome read!

This story set in Australia is captivating and deep in intricacies of plot building that makes it almost impossible to put down. It is an easy read with characters that become fully rounded out as the plot develops and intensifies. If you enjoy a suspense filled, heart pounding, kidnapped child story, you should enjoy this one!
Alycia
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another great read

Another great read from a great series. Book 2 of the Lucy hush series has just as many twists and turns as the first. Keeping you on the edge of your seat. The private investigator storyline will keep the series going as well as introducing new characters. Can't wait to get reading book 3
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Elizabeth Berg
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
AWESOME

Anna Willet you are my favourite author
I love all of your books and the newest one set in Cold Valley did not disappoint.
The book is racey and thrilling as the characters search for a 4 yr old little boy.
I loved the ending, every time I thought it was over the action kept coming harder and faster.. I love the book
Grace
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Insanely gripping!

Loved this story about a little boy that disappears. This is one of those thrillers that moves quickly and keeps getting better. There are a few really scary characters but not everything is as it seems. A must read
Rich Buickerood
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Solid

In spite of some Aussie terms I have to look up, and a few grammatical errors, I always thoroughly enjoy Anna Willett’s novels. The settings are “different,” the plots engaging, and the main characters are very likable.
Geraldine Czahor
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very good

Thought this book was well written. I could not put it down. Will look forward to reading more with this author. Had to give it five stars.
Tom Mahan
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
A good quick read from down under. A violent turn of events of rural small town life in the bush.
Barbara Williams
Apr 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Good premise

The kidnapping part of this story kept me hooked but there seemed to be a lot of sequences that lacked an understanding or an explanation of reason. Most times it had the feel of a continuation of another book of a second in a series.
Ceejae Devine
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cold Valley Nightmare is another well-written, fast-paced thriller. But because it starts from a different point of view, you’ll need a little patience in the beginning as Lucy and Damon come into the story and decide if they want to work together again to try to solve an emotionally challenging crime.

I read Small Town Nightmare so it felt like I was right alongside old friends as they struggle with many issues. Willett does an excellent job of bringing us into Lucy and Damon’s lives after 14 mo
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Kayla Krantz
When 4-year-old Clem disappears, police immediately look to the stepfather who was responsible. What seems like an open and closed case has secrets lurking just beneath the surface. There are plenty of dangerous people involved with Clem’s mother and stepfather. With the clock ticking on Clem’s life, both Lucy (a journalist) and Damon (a PI hired by Clem’s stepfather) are desperate to get to the truth before it’s too late.

I love the vivid descriptions of western Australia. Even though I’m not fa
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Nancy Silk
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"An Excellent Story"

In the Australian bush country, a four-year old boy, Clem Scott, is missing. The police think the stepfather, Robert Wheeler, has something to do with it. Wheeler's wife has hired a private investigator, Damon and his partner Lucy, to help defend Wheeler and find the boy. This is an intoxicating crime thriller which will keep you guessing. This story really captivated me.
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Erik Empson
Lucy is drawn into the case of a missing boy. She is initially reluctant as it threatens to bring up bad memories but the mother's despair compels her to get involved. However, the more she looks into it, the less it all adds up. Is the boy's step-father responsible for his disappearance, or is something altogether more sinister afoot?
Another strong performance from an accomplished writer of suspenseful thrillers.
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Janet Harrison
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was so happy to see Anna Willett start a series, this is the second book in the Lucy Hush series. This story was gripping from start to finish, I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend Cold Valley Nightmare, you will not be disappointed! ...more
Valerie Tucker
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gripping

I couldn't put this.book.down while waiting to find out the result of getting involved in trying to.help a family .totally absorbing
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John  Kucharek
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
An Aussie Gem

S great read with an awesomeness





A really good book with an awesome twist but do not read it in the dark
Kathy Garthwaite
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love her books.
Elaine Watters
Apr 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Truthful Reading

Was a story about things that can really happen even iñ today's time. Would recommend to mature age group readers.
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