What Never Happened

By Rachel Howzell Hall,

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It's murder in paradise as a woman uncovers a host of secrets off the rocky California coast in a gripping novel of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Howzell Hall.

Colette "Coco" Weber has relocated to her Catalina Island home, where, twenty years before, she was the sole…

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Socially conscious thrillers? Reluctant detectives with tragic histories? A setting (in this case, Catalina Island) that impacts everything? I was sold on Rachel Howzell Hall’s latest novel by the end of the intro, in which teenage Coco comes home to find her family massacred after a home invasion.

Twenty years later, Coco returns during a divorce with designs on selling her family’s abandoned house. Then, she receives threats. Then there’s a series of deaths, and rumors swirl about them being less natural than they look. Oh, and the man convicted of her family’s murder—who the cops encouraged her to implicate—has…

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