A Trace of Murder (A Keri Locke Mystery--Book #2) - Blake Pierce

A Trace of Murder (A Keri Locke Mystery--Book #2)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2017-03-10
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 737 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.

In A TRACE OF MURDER (Book #2 in the Keri Locke mystery series), Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by the abduction of her own daughter. Encouraged by the new lead that has landed, the first in years, she pursues it with all that she has, determined to find her daughter and bring her back alive.

Yet Keri, at the same time, receives a phone call from a frantic husband, a famed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, who reports that his wife has been missing for two days. A wealthy socialite with no enemies and little reason to leave her life, he fears the worst has become of his wife.

Keri takes on the case, assigned a new partner whom she hates, as Ray still recovers in the hospital. Her investigation leads her deep into the elite Beverly Hills world of the idle rich, to encounters with lonely housewives, and those with shopping-addicted, empty lives. Keri, in over her head in this world, becomes increasingly puzzled by the conflicting signals: did this woman, with a stalker and a lurid, secret past, run away, or was she abducted?

Or did something far more sinister happen?

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, A TRACE OF MURDER is book #2 in a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is 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)

Book #3 in the Keri Locke series is also now available!


  • I couldn’t stop reading!

    By House Husband's Working Wife
    Can’t wait to read the next adventure of Det. Locke.
  • It’s like reading the first book in the series again

    By bu stu
    Same story line as first book...
  • Most read

    By Joshua Mella
    This was the first book I actually paid for and it did not disappoint. Totally worth the money and time reading. Will continue now to book #3 of this novel.
  • A trace of murder

    By Cranjoy
    Very good reading. Couldn't put it down.
  • A trace of murder

    By j16091
    Enjoyed. Fast paced.
  • A Trace of Murder

    By Bookworm Sue
    I have enjoyed reading this series of books and look forward to another. Easy reading and always fun to figure out “who done it”!
  • A trace of murder

    By eerab
    I do not like books about mixed (black and white) couples.
  • A Trace of Murder

    By bonbon369
    I thought it was an excellent read; kept me pulled in. I appreciate very much that language was clean, thereby allowing me to recommend this author to others!!
  • A trace of murder

    By K1m54
    This is one of the most well written mysteries I have ever read. It kept me guessing till the end.
  • A trace of murder

    By getlt
    Nice read!!!!