Her mother holds the secrets to a miraculous fertility drug coveted by killers. Can Nicky keep her safe? Or is she too close to see the danger?
A Daphne Du Maurier 2023 WINNER in Mystery & Suspense!
Her mother’s unexpected return is the opening the killers need.
When Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews investigates a ruthless murder, she discovers the victim is connected to a powerful tribal fertility medicine linked to her father’s mysterious disappearance and death. But when her father died, the identity and location of the plant that produced the pivotal compound was lost. Or was it?
Determined killers are now searching for her mother, who holds the key to the rare plant and untold riches to whoever rediscovers it. Nicky is determined to protect her mother at all costs—then, the unthinkable happens. In a desperate race, Nicky and her friends track the murderers into the New Mexico high country in the depths of winter, where the suspense builds to a heart-stopping climax.
With danger and action at every turn, Spirit Daughters is a thrilling tale of murder, redemption, and family.
When a murder victim falls out of a closet at Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews’ feet, her investigation leads her to a powerful tribal fertility medicine. What Nicky keeps secret is this medicine was once at the center of her father’s scientific research. He’d isolated the single most-important compound in a fertility treatment worth a fortune … and one worth killing for. But when her father died, the identity and location of the plant that produced this compound was lost.
Or was it? Nicky’s estranged mother may hold the key to the plant’s rediscovery. Nicky insists she stay away because her mother is a target. Instead, she barges back into her daughter’s life, determined to help Nicky solve the murder, and heal their contentious relationship. But her mother’s return is the opening the killers need—and their fatal mistake.
No way Nicky is ever going to let anyone hurt her mother, even if it means tracking the murderers into New Mexico high country in the depths of winter. Will she bring them to justice? Or just make them disappear?