Maidens of the Cave: A Novel (Stone Maidens #2) (Paperback)
From TikTok sensation Lloyd Devereux Richards, author of Stone Maidens, comes the next pulse-pounding thriller in which FBI agent Christine Prusik races to track down a serial killer who leaves a peculiar mark on his victims
Forensic anthropologist Christine Prusik has a knack for solving the most unusual cases—and for bending the rules in the process.
When the bodies of young women start appearing in the caves of Indiana and Illinois, Christine immediately jumps into action. But her Chicago field office is undergoing a reorganization, and the boys’ club at the top seem more interested in getting all the paperwork in order than solving the murders.
Christine isn’t going to let a little red tape stop her, and when she discovers that all the bodies have the same mysterious pin-sized bruise on the back of their necks, she realizes she’ll have to confront her own inner demons to find the killer.
Lloyd Devereux Richards was born in New York City and traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, and Central America before attending law school. He previously served as a senior law clerk for an Indiana Court of Appeals judge, researching and writing drafts for dozens of published opinions, including the appeal of a serial killer sentenced to death. A father of three, he lives with his wife, Cameron O’Connor, and their two dogs in Montpelier, Vermont. This is his second novel, after Stone Maidens.
“[A] deftly crafted and compelling read from beginning to end. Offering more unexpected plot twists and turns that a Coney Island roller coaster, Maidens of the Cave is a terrific read and a welcome addition to community library Contemporary Mystery/Suspense collections.” — Midwest Book Review on Maidens of the Cave
"Pulse-pounding thriller" — The National Examiner on Maidens of the Cave