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The deaths of innocents, the birth of evil...


When a single-mother-to-be goes missing on a snowy Seattle night, the investigators at the Holt Foundation fear that the police have zeroed in on the wrong suspect. With the baby's due date weeks away, two lives hang in the balance as the harrowing search for the missing woman unfolds.


For single-mother Marissa Rooney, the case feels personal. With her own daughter still recovering from the trauma of being kidnapped, Marissa is torn between trying to help her daughter recover and her growing responsibilities at the foundation. Her fragile new relationship with the scarred widower, Seth Crawford, adds another layer of complication to an already difficult situation.


Then a second pregnant woman goes missing.


As the Holt Foundation's chief investigator, Seth desperately races to unravel the threads linking the two missing women and their babies. His success or failure could mean the difference between life or death for another innocent woman and her unborn child. Then a chilling clue surfaces, revealing a sinister motive behind the crime. With time running out, Marissa has a secret of her own that could make her the target of a madman and throw all their lives into jeopardy.


Entangled in the roots of a growing madness, Seth and Marissa are in a race against time to stop a killer before he can reap his dark harvest...

"For readers looking for an intense, emotional, action-packed adventure, who don't mind a little gory detail, DARK HARVEST is an excellent choice." ~ IndieReader

"Patchell perfectly captures the complexity of human nature." ~ Quiet Fury Books


“Dark Harvest is a gripping, psychological thriller that thrusts you into the bowels of human trafficking and bio-engineering and the cavernous depths that humans will go to satisfy their gratuitous needs.” ~ The Literary Apothecary


"Another pulse-pounding thrill ride to save innocents while chasing bad guys. I love these characters, they are continuing to change and grow in believable ways." ~Amazon Reviewer


"This is an excellent story about murder, deception, and mental illness. The characters are interesting, believable, and well developed." ~ Amazon Reviewer


“This great action suspense thriller reaches into your heart…” ~ Wall-to-Wall Book Blog


“A heart pounding read from start to the climatic ending. Exciting yet chilling!” ~ CMash Reads Blog

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