NO GOOD DEED (Hardcover)
Delacorte Press, 9780385323598, 336pp.
Publication Date: April 13, 1998
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The first time Sonora saw the farm, it was dusk, and there were horses running in the paddocks. It did not seem like the kind of place where a young girl of fifteen could saddle up a horse for an afternoon ride, and never come back...
Joelle Chauncey did not disappear without a trace -- she left blood, and a discarded riding boot. Cincinnati police detective Sonora Blair, a single parent herself, has a feeling this child is not coming back. Tracks from a horse trailer indicate both Joelle and the mare she was riding were taken together. Who was the target--the girl, or the horse?
Nobody saw a thing. The farm owner, Donna Delaney, was out. The uncomfortably handsome veterinarian from the farm next door heard nothing. The girl's father, a single parent, was at work.
Joelle's disappearance is only the beginning ... and after a grisly mutilation at the barn, no one is getting involved. But crime talks, and Sonora is led by an eerie and unsettling presence, a killer wrapped in layers of internal conflict, a killer who will follow a bizarre path of good and evil, and dark compulsion. No Good Deed is the story of a child's brutal abduction . . . a lover's betrayal . . . and a good cop's journey into the darkness.