The Next One to Fall
Author: Hilary Davidson
Published: February 14, 2012 by Forge
Series Name: Lily Moore Series (#2)
Travel writer Lily Moore has been persuaded by her closest friend, photographer Jesse Robb, to visit Peru with him. Jesse is convinced that the trip will lure Lily out of her dark mood and downward spiral, but Lily is haunted by betrayal and loss. At Machu Picchu, the famous Lost City of the Incas, they discover a woman clinging to life at the bottom of an ancient stone staircase. Just before the woman dies, she tells Lily the name of the man who pushed her.
But when the local police investigate, the forensic evidence they find doesn’t match up with what Lily knows. Unable to accept the official ruling of accidental death, Lily hunts down the wealthy man who was the dead woman’s traveling companion and discovers a pattern of dead and missing women in his wake.
Obsessed with getting justice for these women, Lily sets in motion a violent chain of events with devastating consequences.
REVIEWS & PRAISE:
"Davidson’s exciting follow-up to her debut... The rich history and geography of Peru add depth to an engrossing mystery that constantly keeps the reader guessing." — Publishers Weekly
"Lily Moore is one of the most appealing ‘amateur’ sleuths I’ve encountered in years. The vivid sense of place — Peru, in this case — is everything one would expect from a seasoned travel journalist like Hilary Davidson, the story is deliciously twisty, the characters engaging. I know I can’t be the only reader looking forward to more Moore." — Laura Lippman, author of I’D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE
"An attempt to overcome grief with a trip to fascinating Machu Picchu leads to even more wild intrigue... Lily’s feelings for her sister ring painfully true, and Davidson’s rendering of Machu Picchu and Cusco would merit a pisco sour toast even from the great Jan Morris." — Kirkus Reviews
"An atmospheric mystery with an ending that packs a punch. Lily Moore is a passionate and tenacious heroine." — Meg Gardiner, author of THE NIGHTMARE THIEF
"With THE NEXT ONE TO FALL, Hilary Davidson knocks it out of the park. Driven by her grief and guilt, Lily Moore seeks relief and distraction in an exotic locale. What she gets instead is a mysterious redhead, Machu Picchu, and murder. If this book doesn’t get your motor running, have someone check you for a pulse." — Reed Farrel Coleman, three-time Shamus Award-winning author of HURT MACHINE