The Garden Girls

On a remote Outer Banks island, a serial killer collects his prized specimens. And to stop him, an FBI agent must confront his own twisted past.

FBI agent Tiberius Granger has seen his share of darkness. But a new case sets him on edge. It’s not just the macabre way both victims—found posed in front of lighthouses—are tattooed with flowers that match their names. There’s also the unsettling connection to the woman Ty once loved and to the shadowy cult they both risked everything to escape.  

Bexley Hemmingway’s sister has gone missing, and she’ll do anything to find her—including teaming up with Ty. That may prove a mistake, and not just because Ty doesn’t know he’s the father of her teenaged son. It seems the killer is taunting Ty, drawing everyone close to him into deeper danger.

As the slashing winds and rain of a deadly hurricane approach the coast of North Carolina, the search leads Ty and Bex to an island that hides a grisly secret. But in his quest for the truth, Ty has ignored the fact that this time, he’s not just the hunter. Every move has been orchestrated by a killer into a perfect storm of terror, and they will need all their skills to survive…


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Acclaim for The Garden Girls

“The Garden Girls by Jessica R. Patch is a hold-your-breath-and-pray novel full of suspense and unexpected twists. This gritty and compelling story is outstanding in every way and the characters aren’t easily forgotten. Highly recommended!” ~Colleen Coble, USAToday bestselling author and author of the Annie Pederson Series and the Pelican Harbor series
“In a word, WOW! The story caught me up and didn’t let go to the final page. Tight action, beautiful pacing. **Highly Recommended**” ~Carrie Stuart Parks, best-selling, award-winning author
 “Riveting!” Jessica R. Patch has created an immaculate psychological thriller that will leave the reader racing through the pages. Well-written characters and a plot that sizzles and crackles with danger made this story impossible for me to put down, and yet I didn’t want it to end. . .it’s that good. The Garden Girls will leave you breathless from the non-stop suspense filling the pages and wanting more from this amazing author. ~USA Today Bestselling Author Mary Alford, author of Among the Innocent.
“Buckle your seatbelt! Jessica R. Patch is about to blow you off the road with The Garden Girls. The story will grab you on the first page and won’t let go until The End! ~ Patricia Bradley, USA Today Best-Selling romantic suspense author of Counter Attack Book 1 in the Pearl River Series

“Jessica R. Patch weaves a story that is full of creepy twists and turns and fully fleshed characters. Her atmospheric tale spans the suspense, thriller and romance genres in a way that will satisfy lovers of all three. Buy yourself a copy, but don’t read it before bed! ~Dana Mentink, USA Today & Publishers Weekly bestselling author

“Chilling! The Garden Girls is a story I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Jessica R. Patch knows how to deliver a gripping plot with dynamic characters that left me unable to sleep until that final page!” –Natalie Walters, bestselling and award-winning author of the Harbored Secrets series

“Jessica R. Patch has presented a story of truth that overcomes horror, grace that is born out of love, and redemption that is forged in sacrifice. Terrifying yet beautiful, The Garden Girls is everything you expect from Patch and so much more.” –Jodie Bailey, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author

Is whiplash-due-to-intense-scenes a thing? Because…wow. The Garden Girls hit me with all.the.feels. On any given page, I experienced fear, joy, anger, delight, revulsion, and happiness, and then I would turn the page and go through it all again. When I approached the end of the story, I experienced the literary equivalent of a roller coaster corkscrew as I tried to figure out who the villain was. (Spoiler Alert: I was completely wrong.) Amazingly, after all the emotional upheaval The Garden Girls put me through, it isn’t the depravity of the world, but the beauty of the hope we have in Christ that lingers in my mind. Jessica R. Patch explores the darkness, but leaves us fully in the light. —Lynn H. Blackburn, best-selling author of the Defend and Protect series