Sierra Girls

Several years ago, I wrote Sierra Girls. It's a fun book about a young computer programmer (Michelle) who gets kidnapped by a psychopath and imprisoned in a creepy house in the mountains. Cut off from the outside world, she searches for a way to escape. In the process, she discovers the house's dark history.

At the same time, her family and friends get frustrated with the inaction of the police investigation. They take it on themselves to track down her captor and rescue her before the unthinkable happens.

If you like suspense, check out Sierra Girls, available on Amazon.

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Synopsis of Sierra Girls

Follow Gabriel Quinn as he hunts for the serial rapist who kidnapped his daughter.

When budding computer programmer Michelle Quinn disappears from her quiet Santa Cruz neighborhood, the police find no evidence of her kidnapper and seem to give up almost immediately. Her father Gabriel, a private charter pilot, believes Michelle is still alive, but he knows that her time is short. Unwilling to sit idly by and wait for the police to solve the crime, Gabriel sets out to find his daughter himself.

A handful of friends close to the Quinn family join Gabriel, including Michelle's godfather Matthias, a Russian Orthodox monk, and newspaper reporter Lisa Miller. They believe Michelle's kidnapping is related to the three unsolved disappearances in the Sierra Nevada mountains the previous year. When Gabriel himself becomes a suspect in the police investigation, he and his friends press forward with abandon, taking the law into their own hands as they desperately search for any clue pointing to Michelle's kidnapper.

Meanwhile, Michelle finds herself trapped in a broken down house in the mountains, surrounded by razor wire. At first, her kidnapper, Roper Lund, does not show himself, and Michelle struggles to clear her mind from the sleeping drugs he gave her. Gradually she remembers how he tricked her into getting into his car, and she understands that she is in mortal danger. She has no idea whether her father or the police are searching for her, or if they even know that Lund kidnapped her. Michelle decides that her only hope is to rescue herself. So she sets out on her own desperate adventure to find a way out of Lund's custom-made prison for little girls.

What Others Are Saying

Here are some of my favorite excerpts from Amazon reviews …

  • “Sierra Girls is a fast-paced action / suspense / adventure. When Gabriel Quinn's 12 year old daughter is kidnapped while he is working, he is left to find her on his own. Like a father's instinct, he knows his daughter is alive...for now...but he doesn't know where...or if he will make it to her in time. Great book for men and women! Ewald did a great job.”
  • “Richard Ewald has penned a great story that will keep you riveted and on the edge of your seat for hours. You will come away from this one with a newfound suspicion of casual acquaintances and open up dialog between you and your kids. Highly recommend that you add this to your must read now.”
  • “This is a fast-paced thriller that will have you rushing to turn the pages. Richard Ewald has succeeded where many others might fail in telling the story from the point of view of evil psychopath Lund, kidnapped twelve year old Michelle and her father Gabriel.”

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