Thin Air (Jessica Shaw Book 1) by Lisa Gray

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Thin Air (Jessica Shaw Book 1) by Lisa Gray. Let’s discover the synopsis, ratings and reviews, and learn more about the author.

Thin Air (Jessica Shaw Book 1) by Lisa Gray. First, a few words about Lisa Gray to learn more about this author of current literature novels. Just after that, we will discover her book.

Lisa Gray is the Amazon #1, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Jessica Shaw PI series.

She has been writing professionally for years, serving as the chief Scottish soccer writer at the Press Association. She then gave up football to work as a content writer at a national newspaper, where she had a spell as their books columnist.

An avid reader, Lisa was hooked on Sweet Valley High and Point Horror books as a youngster, before turning to crime. Her favorite authors include Michael Connelly, Lee Child and Karin Slaughter.

She is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association, International Thriller Writers and the Private Eye Writers of America.

Now, let’s take a closer look at her book, which is her first crime novel and was published in June 2019 (second book of the series out in October 2019).

BOOK 1                                                              BOOK 2

Thin Air (Jessica Shaw Book 1), synopsis:

Washington PostWall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts bestseller.

“Lisa Gray explodes onto the literary stage with this taut, edge-of-the-seat thriller, and her headstrong protagonist, Jessica Shaw, reminiscent of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, delivers a serious punch.” —Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author

Private investigator Jessica Shaw is used to getting anonymous tips. But after receiving a photo of a three-year-old kidnapped from Los Angeles twenty-five years ago, Jessica is stunned to recognize the little girl as herself.

Eager for answers, Jessica heads to LA’s dark underbelly. When she learns that her biological mother was killed the night she was abducted, Jessica’s determined to solve a case the police have forgotten. Meanwhile, veteran LAPD detective Jason Pryce is in the midst of a gruesome investigation into a murdered college student moonlighting as a prostitute. A chance encounter leads to them crossing paths, but Jessica soon realizes that Pryce is hiding something about her father’s checkered history and her mother’s death.

To solve her mother’s murder and her own disappearance, Jessica must dig into the past and find the secrets buried there. But the air gets thinner as she crawls closer to the truth, and it’s getting harder and harder to breathe.

Thin Air (Jessica Shaw Book 1), review:

“One of this year’s best new thrillers…” Evening Standard

“You’ll find this one hard to put down.” Daily Record

“Lisa Gray explodes onto the literary stage with this taut, edge-of-the-seat thriller, and her headstrong protagonist Jessica Shaw, reminiscent of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, delivers a serious punch.” —Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author

“Mazey Los Angeles noir for fans of Sara Gran. I’m liking it a lot.” —Ian Rankin, bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus series

Thin Air is an exciting whodunit that kept me guessing until the end. PI Jessica Shaw is so capable and strong, I couldn’t get enough of her!” —T.R. Ragan, bestselling author of the Lizzy Gardner series

Thin Air is an assured and fast-paced debut with a compelling central character and plenty of twists to keep you guessing until the very end.” —Victoria Selman, author of Blood for Blood

“Opening with a killer premise and dragging me along for a thrilling ride, this is a cracking read and a brilliant start to a new series with a kick-ass female protagonist.” —SJI Holliday, author of The Lingering

“An assured and explosive debut with a premise that grabs you by the throat and refuses to let go. The pace never drops as it hurtles to a stunning conclusion.” —Craig Robertson, author of The Photographer

“Smart, sassy, and adrenaline-fueled, this kick-ass debut is a must-read for thriller fans.” —Steph Broadribb, author of Deep Down Dead

“Lisa Gray’s thriller is so assured it’s hard to believe it’s a debut. It’s so fast-paced it should be pulled over for speeding!” —Douglas Skelton, author of The Janus Run

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  1. I found it difficult to put the book down. I loved this story! I discovered well developed and described characters, and at each twist and turn, I thought I knew who was the murderer, but then I had to question it again and again… Great plot and writing! I’ll read the second book just after that one.

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