Sacrifice - Carolyn Arnold


By Carolyn Arnold

  • Release Date: 2013-08-02
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4
From 492 Ratings


“I invite you into the not-always-easy-but-always-fascinating life of Madison Knight, female detective extraordinaire. If you’re like me, you’ll be hooked from the very first page. Hold onto your seats, folks, you’re in for a wild ride.”
—Betty Dravis, Award-winning author and journalist

Finding justice comes at a high price…

When a young man washes up on the shore of the Bradshaw River, Detective Madison Knight and her partner are called in to investigate. But the case takes a complicated turn when he’s identified as the son of local business tycoon Marcus Randall. As one of the wealthiest and most influential men in the city, he has a lot of connections, and one of them just so happens to be the Stiles PD police chief.

Madison and Chief McAlexandar have butted heads before, but with this case, her drive and determination to find the truth just might cost her the job she worked so hard to get. She’s got her eye on Randall, despite the chief’s protests of the man’s innocence, and she’s not the only one. The Secret Service is after him for suspicion of fraud and counterfeiting, and they want Madison’s full cooperation to aid their investigation.

Stuck between the chief and one of the most powerful men in Stiles isn’t the ideal place to be, but if Madison’s going to find justice, she has no choice but to risk it all.


  • Sacrifice

    By wdjules
    Great story, this one was not as quick paced as other books from this author. A little slow at times and easier to put down.

    By Senior1935
    Carolyn Arnold has done it again. A compelling page turner that keeps you guessing and rates 5 stars from me !!!!!!
  • Sacrifice

    By nickname5452316
    Pretty good. Kept moving for sure. First one I’ve read in this series and found it hard to like the main character. I did like her partner! Hard to imagine a good detective operating quite like she does. I’d read another but won’t seek it out
  • Engaging. Believable. Entertaining.

    By Avid Reader QC
    The story is fast paced. The plot is interesting and believable. The characters are rich and entertaining. It's all I want in a detective story.
  • Sacrifice

    By sometimers3
    Madison is one sharp police officer. I think she made a good decision to dump the egotistical lawyer, too.

    By Candy Blonde
    Carolyn is absolutely a great crime writer, this story was sooo good I couldn’t put it down!If u like police procedure u will really want to read all Carolyn’s books she is great !
  • Enjoyable

    By Cjhwar
    Good read.
  • Sacrifice

    By PushpushStable
    Another precise police procedural. No loose ends to ponder, no "now wait a minute" moment, just perfection.
  • Sacrifice

    By Tenderloin56
    This is a book that I really enjoyed. The characters came to life and the plot held my attention to the end.
  • Is this a translation?

    By seymourdequeen
    Arnold's construction, odd punctuation and phrasing is awkward, and the charcters' words stilted enough to be distracting from an otherwise very good read- almost as if English is her scond language.