Cause to Hide (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 3) - Blake Pierce

Cause to Hide (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 3)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2017-01-09
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 360 Ratings


“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.” 
--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone) 

From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense: CAUSE TO HIDE (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 3).

Bodies are being found in the outskirts of Boston, their corpses burned beyond recognition, as the police realize a new serial killer is roaming the streets. As the media converges and the pressure is upped, the Boston Police Department must turn to its most brilliant—and controversial—homicide detective: Avery Black.

Avery, still trying to pick up the pieces of her own life—her budding relationship with Ramirez, her reconciliation with Rose—suddenly finds herself thrown into the most challenging case of her career. With scant evidence to follow, she must enter the mind of a psychotic killer, try to understand his obsession with fire, and what clues that offers into his personality. Her trail leads her deep into Boston’s worst neighborhoods, to confrontations with its worst psychopaths—and finally, to a twist she could never possibly imagine.

In a game of psychological cat and mouse, a frantic race against time, Avery is led too deep into the maze of a killer’s mind, and to places darker than she’d ever wish to see.

A psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO HIDE is book #3 of a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #4 in the Avery Black series is also available!

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” 
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)


  • Cause to Hide

    By Spaghetti & Meatballs
    Another fabulous read by Blake Pierce. I love his main character, Avery Black. She has problems, yet is filled with insight & has an uncanny ability to see what others miss. I will definitely purchase additional books in this series. Extremely well written and researched. Kudos to Mr. Pierce!
  • Holding my breath at the end!

    By Turtlehill
    Avery has done it again! Crazy murders are her specialty!
  • Don't like main character

    By mkh12
    I have enjoyed Pierce's other series but this series is getting on my nerves. In this third book, the main character, Avery has become so unlikable. I'm not sure I can finish this series. I'm not sure why Pierce is making her so difficult to like but it's annoying.
  • Cause to Hide

    By John95747
    Blake Pierce just gets better and better. Couldn’t stop reading. I was almost scanning towards the end, things just kept comming at me and I was right there with Avery trying to see for her, trying to save her life. A great read. would love to see it in a theatre!