Only Murder (A Sadie Price FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1) - Rylie Dark

Only Murder (A Sadie Price FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1)

By Rylie Dark

  • Release Date: 2021-10-12
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 773 Ratings


ONLY MURDER (a Sadie Price FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1) is the debut novel in a new series by mystery and suspense author Rylie Dark.

Special Agent Sadie Price, a 29-year-old rising star in the FBI’s BAU unit, stuns her colleagues by requesting reassignment to the FBI’s remote Alaskan field office. Back in her home state, a place she vowed she would never return, Sadie, running from a secret in her recent past and back into her old one, finds herself facing her demons—including her sister’s unsolved murder—while assigned to hunt down a new serial killer.

Two women are found dead in a remote area of Northern Alaska, near Sadie’s hometown, floating under the ice, their bodies preserved, much the same way Sadie’s own murdered sister was found—a memory that still plagues her. The case strikes way too close to home, blurring Sadie’s judgment, stirring up memories of her estranged father and murdered sister, memories she’s not ready to grapple with.

This part of Alaska—icy, rough, remote, populated by outcasts—proves impenetrable even for a seasoned FBI agent like Sadie. The killer, matching his landscape, is more sinister and smart than anyone Sadie has encountered. Amidst the perplexing clues, Sadie remains sure of only one thing: he will strike again.

Against her wishes, Sadie must team up with Sheriff Logan Cooper—single, begrudging, and with a dark past of his own. Together, they must enter the canals of this killer’s twisted mind and seek help from the locals, however hostile, to solve the pattern of these murders before another girl turns up dead.

With a major storm coming, can Sadie solve the murders before it’s too late? Or will she end up as the next body floating under the ice?

An action-packed page-turner, the SADIE PRICE series is a riveting crime thriller, jammed with suspense, surprises and twists and turns that you won’t see coming. It will have you fall in love with a brilliant and scarred new character, while challenging you, amidst a barren landscape, to solve an impenetrable crime. 

Books #2-#6 in the series—ONLY RAGE, ONLY HIS, ONLY ONCE, ONLY SPITE, and ONLY MADNESS—are now also available.


  • Loved it

    By Ohsnapitslex
    This book is really good. I never leave reviews only like the stars part. However, this book was so good I had to actually leave a real review lol. Good work and can’t wait to read the rest!
  • Edgy and gripping

    By SissyAU
    From page one, Rylie Dark had me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next shoe to drop. Sadie Price is a strong yet slightly flawed character who is relatable. I can’t wait to read the rest of this series.
  • Only Murder

    By Fredo110
    Thought the book was good but the ending was too unrealistic. Agent Price was able to outrun an un-injured man while having blood squirting from a wound in her neck. Too bad you don’t spend more time on a good ending.
  • Good story, typos and errors slowed me down

    By inveterate reader
    Enjoyed the book overall, but as mentioned in the review title, wish the proofreading had been better.
  • Book Review

    By RiceCakes88
    Great Book!
  • Only murder

    By MDTAW
    Excellent Thriller Great characters Page turner!
  • Only Murder

    By Ladybug1191
    I have discovered a new and very talented author/storyteller🤗
  • Decent, but pushes edge of impossible

    By Dalton Pizza
    [spoiler free review] This book drew me in to the series. I like the main character, and like the developing relationships. The main issue is how “cookie cutter” the endings are with each entry. I also feel like a lot of events that seem to happen are unlikely at best. I enjoy a mystery where the character isn’t constantly being saved by random luck.
  • Exciting story

    By Sunny Stamp
    If you ever lived in cold country, you can understand how difficult being an FBI agent on a case would be. The story is set in Alaska and has many twists and turns while the FBI agent tries to find the girls killer. Thrown a twist of her own sister dying in a similar fashion and you’re off to a great story.
  • Doesn’t disappoint

    By MarysReview
    Another unique story line. Fast paced and an easy read. Off to start the next book with Sadie.