Emma Lawson must race against the clock to rescue a kidnapped child and stop a killer whose master plan only begins with murder.
When Emma Lawson, the youngest lead government ethics investigator in California's capital, takes a day off to help her best friend, Kate, prepare for the opening of her new business, Rainbow Alley Preschool, the morning takes a shocking turn.
The school's most high-profile enrollee--Vivian Lange, the governor's granddaughter--is kidnapped, at the same time Kate's teenage son, Luke, goes missing. Emma is quickly drawn to a web of clues that point toward sordid secrets and a cold-case murder in a shadow world of bigotry and hate.
Over a desperate and harrowing forty-eight hours, Emma races against the clock to solve the most important investigation of her life. But will she be in time to bring the child to safety and to stop a calculating killer whose plan threatens all that Emma holds dear?
About the Author
Virginia born, award-winning thriller author Kris Calvin lived there just long enough to acquire a southern accent so she could be teased when she moved to California at age five. Educated in economics and forensics psychology, Kris has been honored by the California Governor's office and legislature for her leadership in child advocacy. A single mom, Kris and her kids are faithful SF Giants and Warriors fans. But their favorite place is the public library!
Praise for All That Fall: “A rich and detailed story.” —Kirkus Reviews
"A compulsive page turner of a story." —Midwest Book Review
“An intriguing and suspenseful story of corruption and murder that grips readers from the outset and holds their attention throughout.” —City Book Review "A sizzling thriller chock-full of suspense and intrigue." —Robert Dugoni, bestselling author of The Tracy Crosswhite series
“Suspenseful, complex, and engaging.” —Meg Gardiner, author of the UNSUB series
“Tightly plotted and emotionally resonant, Kris Calvin’s All That Fall will have you on the edge of your seat in this race against time and evil.” —R. H. Herron, bestselling author of Stolen Things
“Everything I look for in a thriller.” —Jess Lourey, bestselling author of Unspeakable Things "A surety of language, complex yet inhabitable characters, and an intensifying plot." —Spring Warren, bestselling and award-winning author of Turpentine "I've always loved the ease with which Kris Calvin writes." —Kirk Russell, bestselling author of the Paul Grale thriller series
“A race-against-the-clock plot and a set of richly drawn characters.” —Catriona McPherson, bestselling author of Strangers at the Gate
“Clear your schedule because All That Fall will keep you reading." —Lisa Preston, bestselling author of The Measure of the Moon
“A white-knuckled, character-driven thriller, at once twisty and full of heart.” —Chris Holm, Anthony Award-winning author of The Killing Kind
“Taut and suspenseful yet emotionally heartfelt.” —Sara M. Chen, award winning author of Cleaning Up Finn
“An intricate, textured, thinking person's thriller.” —Matt Coyle, award-winning author of the Rick Cahill series
"Grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go until the very end." —Tamsen Schultz, award-winning author of the Windsor Series
"Savvy and fast-paced...Standing ovation!" —Lisa Alber, award-winning author of Kilmoon
“An engrossing read filled with richly crafted characters and an electrifying plot, torn from the headlines.” —Mark Wheaton, bestselling author of the Father Luis Chavez mysteries
"A true thriller set against a suburban backdrop that feels authentic, current, and brims with invention." —Tom Pitts, author of American Static and Coldwater
Praise for One Murder More: Kris Calvin sets herself apart as a writer to watch." —John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author
"Calvin has established herself as an accomplished and talented addition to the world of murder and suspense." —C.J. Anaya, USA Today bestselling and multi-award winning author
"A smart, fast-paced mystery...Will keep you up reading all night." —Eileen Rendahl, bestselling, award-winning author of Don’t Kill the Messenger