The Girl From Paradise Hill By Susan Lund

The Girl From Paradise Hill

By Susan Lund

  • Release Date: 2019-01-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,079 Ratings


Tess returns home to bury her father but what she finds buried in his attic makes her question everything she thought she knew about the mild-mannered trucker…


The seemingly idyllic mountain town harbors a dark secret: four young girls have disappeared over a forty-year period. With no crime scenes, no leads and no suspects, the cases have gone cold.

Until today.

The remains of one missing girl are discovered in a burned-out cabin at a remote campsite, reopening the case and suggesting the worst may be true – a ruthless child killer is operating in Washington State.


Crime reporter and amateur cyber-sleuth Tess is obsessed with the cold cases of missing girls in Washington State. As she works to settle her father's estate, she's shaken to her core when she uncovers evidence pointing to his involvement. 


On leave after solving a particularly heartbreaking case of child abduction and murder for the FBI's Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force, Michael is back in Paradise Hill to recover and visit with family. Despite doctor's orders to stay clear of police work, Michael's drawn back in when Tess asks for his help understanding the secrets found in her father's attic.


Having escaped justice for decades, he's bored and deliberately stirs the pot, revealing the body of one of the dead girls. Despite the fact he's hiding in plain sight, no one suspects that he's really a wolf and not the sheep he pretends to be. He sees Tess and Michael's involvement in the case as a challenge and views Tess as a temptation he can't resist.


For Tess and Michael, the cases are personal: Tess's best friend in public school, Lisa Tate, was one of the missing girls from Paradise Hill. Michael was babysitting the night little Lisa vanished. The guilt they harbor over their role in her disappearance drives them both. 

Desperate for answers, Tess and Michael join forces to track a killer and uncover the secrets Tess finds in her father's attic. Will the answers bring Tess peace or shatter her?

THE GIRL FROM PARADISE HILL is book one in the McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Trilogy.

Book Two: The Girl Who Cried Too Much and Book Three: The Only Girl Left Alive follow journalist Tess McClintock and FBI Special Agent Michael Carter as they try to solve old cold cases and stop a serial killer who has escaped justice for decades.


  • Thriller!

    By happiholmes
    Thank You!! You grabbed me by the throat by page 2!! It’s been awhile since a book intrigued me so quickly!! Absolutely loved it! Buying the next one right now!! Get this series, you won’t be disappointed!!
  • The Girl From Paradise Hill

    By Pins4
    Loved the book! Sorry they didn’t catch the killer of all the girls. Can’t wait to read more of your books. A very good read. Thanks!
  • The Girl from Paradice Hill

    By Bouyjjmjytmyjmjy
    That very best mystery I have every read The first review I have ever written I read 8-10 books a month Thank you so much I Thank u so much I couldn't put it down Couldn't
  • Violence against children is too graphic

    By SHHS57
    Well written, but awake nights after the horrid descriptions of kids being tormented. I got half way through chapter two and cut it loose.
  • The girl from paradise hill

    By Bro5371
    Interesting! I liked the characters! Made me want to read more!
  • Excellent book

    By ibbarney
    This is an excellent book that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is a must read if you like police FBI thrillers. You will not be disappointed.
  • Drawn out but decent

    By MissTaterMay
    This book was 770 pages on my device. And it probably only needed to be about 450-500. It was mostly well written and the editing was great for a free book. I want to know what happens with Tess and Michael and see how they catch the killer. But I don’t want to spend $5 for the third book. One thing I did really like, is that you can tell there’s chemistry between Tess and Michael but after being around each other for a week, they weren’t madly in love. I do really appreciate the reality in that. Overall, a pretty good read for the free price I spent. Just not worth it to go through 2 more long books and spend the money.
  • The Girl from Paradise Hill

    By Lfenlock
    Good read. Wasn't expecting what Tess found in her Dad's house among all those hoarded items. Liked that the Police and the FBI actually worked together but did they really close the cases? Where will Tess and Michael end up? Have to get the next book to find out!
  • Ok story

    By julieburm
    There are so many grammatical errors that it’s hard to enjoy the book.
  • Good serial killer story

    By jdt_s
    Set near Seattle, WA, this murder mystery involved three young men who conspired in hiding an accidental aspiration of a thoroughly drunk 13 year old girl. Apparently that was the starter incident to form a psychopathic serial killer in the small town.