The Girls Across the Bay - Emerald O'Brien

The Girls Across the Bay

By Emerald O'Brien

  • Release Date: 2017-11-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,704 Ratings


Filled with emotion and packed with tension, The Girls Across the Bay is the first book in The Knox and Sheppard Mysteries. Lovers of Tess Gerritsen, Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot, Allison Brennan, Melinda Leigh, and Meghan O'Flynn are sure to enjoy this gripping, heart-wrenching, and totally unpredictable series by bestselling author, Emerald O'Brien.

A bond stronger than blood.

Madigan Knox and Grace Sheppard became sisters the day they entered their foster home. After living through a childhood nightmare, one brave act set them free, but split them apart into different homes.
As adults, they are reunited in the small coastal town they dreamed of living in as children, but the reality of life in Tall Pines is far from what they had imagined.

A connection that could end it all. 

When a woman is found dead in her home, Madigan reports on the crime while Grace investigates. A dark connection to the victim is discovered, pulling them both closer to the crime and the traumatic past they are desperate to move on from.
With old wounds ripped open and dark secrets threatening their bond, the sisters must rely on each other more than ever before to survive.

"Dramatic and tense... For fans of Rizzoli and Isles and Dean Koontz's Jane Hawk." -Meghan O'Flynn, bestselling author of the Mind Games series

"... a clever and thrilling mystery with plenty of intrigue, suspense, and dramatic moments." -Goodreads Review

"I was hooked from the very beginning and I didn't want to put it down until I had read the last page." -Goodreads Review

"Love this series... couldn't put them down!" -Kristy Cantrell


  • Great twists & turns!

    By GodsNCgirl2020
    Definitely a “page turner” full of twists & turns
  • Girls Across the Bay

    By Blue Radiance
    Smooth writing. Easy summer beach book
  • Great read

    By RxTechMimi
    Fast moving with twists you don’t expect. Great start to a series I believe I will enjoy.
  • Brilliant

    By midlotam
    So full of twists and turns, surprises, suspense. An original premise. A heart-rending story. So real, I can only hope that the author had not gone through what these protagonists had. It rang true and experiential. It is said, “write what you know.”
  • The Girls Across The Bay

    By kathywamsley
    This was a good read I enjoyed the sisters. The story line was great and I like Mac. Thanks k
  • Can’t guess

    By DLatna
    Lots of twists and turns keep you guessing until the very last pages.
  • Great Read

    By Lmrememberwhen
    Kept me reading. Enjoyed all the way through
  • The Girl across the Bay

    By Anbiebell
    Very good book. It will keep you wanting to read the whole thing in one sitting.
  • Raising Children

    By Maamc
    This author delves into the minds of grownups who were abused as children. The confusion, lack of confidence and the blame they assign to themselves makes this a little too realistic for my taste.
  • Not a fan

    By TheLivelyLeahRae
    This book started off boring. There are multiple typos, but I continued to read hoping it will progress and become more interesting but it didn’t. What a waste of time.