Professor Ellie Matthews swore she would never set foot in another crime scene—but if she doesn’t find this predator, she and her students will never be safe.
Ellie Matthews’ life changed the day she discovered that the brutally dismembered Jane Doe she’d been examining for a month was her estranged mother. In one instant her career as a celebrated criminalist was over and her new life as a quiet academic began. But her tentative peace is shattered when the body of a female student is discovered on college property and a close colleague is named the key suspect. Ellie watches in disbelief as evidence begins to pile up against her good-natured friend and whispers of salacious affairs and toxic secrets spread.
When the murder investigation takes a terrifying turn, Ellie is compelled to help, reassuring herself that this is just a job—it isn’t personal. But as she races to make sense of the evidence, a predator with everything to lose circles closer, and Ellie is in the crosshairs.
From USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fardig comes a How to Get Away With Murder-meets-CSI series nominated for multiple best fiction awards. Bitter Past is the first in a gripping forensic mystery series that will enthrall fans of Melinda Leigh, Kendra Elliot, and Lisa Regan.
Praise for Caroline Fardig and the Ellie Matthews series:
"...a favorite thrill ride." —Kings River Life Magazine
"...strongly recommend..." —The Nerdy Girl Express
"...descriptions and details about forensics..." —Collectors of Book Boyfriends and Girlfriends
"...enjoyed it enough to stay up far too late reading it!" —The MOMinars
"Anyone looking for a good book in the crime/mystery genre should look no further than here." —Philly Review
"Ms. Fardig made all the dirty details of collection, processing and assessment of evidence so enjoyable." —Next Book in Your Hand
What readers are saying:
★★★★★ "...felt like CSI..."
★★★★★ "...great forensics..."
★★★★★ "...awesome crime story!"
★★★★★ "I did not see that ending coming."
★★★★★ "...the best thriller that I have read in a long time."