The Desert Behind Me


**WINNER OF THE 2019 NEW MEXICO-ARIZONA BOOK AWARD

FOR FICTION THRILLER/SUSPENSE NOVEL**


The mind never truly forgets. Even when it wants to.


When a teenaged girl goes missing in Arizona, retired New York cop Jamie Butler is frantic to find her. Haunted by the brutal murder of her own daughter, Jamie is convinced that this girl has been abducted in the same way.


But while others are slow to take alarm—the girl’s mother believes she is merely off on a lark—Jamie sees inexplicable similarities to her own daughter’s abduction. Connections that seem impossible. Because her daughter’s killer is long-dead...


Already doubting her own grief-fractured mind, Jamie struggles to convince those around her of what she fears to be true. And as her search for the missing teen intensifies, new evidence comes to light.


Evidence that implicates Jamie, herself.


In a race to save the missing girl Jamie must finally confront her dark memories and unearth the long-suppressed secrets of her forgotten past.


Perfect for fans of Girl on the Train and Into the Water.

What readers are saying about The Desert Behind Me:

★★★★★ "What a wild ride!"


★★★★★ "I couldn't stop reading."


★★★★★ "A terrifying journey, but worth every minute."

★★★★★ "...the unforeseen ending gives its shock effect."


★★★★★ "Wow. Baker just keeps churning out great winning heroines. Another five star book."