Detective Mary Joe Court sleeps with a shotgun beside her bed and a loveable bullmastiff at her feet. For years, she's hidden from the nightmares of her past, but now, for the first time in her life, she looks forward to her future. She's happy..Then she finds the body.Someone shot the victim in her chest and left her to die in a cheap motel. Joe knew her well. She grew up with her. They were sisters, of a sort.Twelve years ago, the victim put a gangster in prison. Now that gangster's out, and he's looking to settle scores--Joe included.Joe has fought to leave her past behind. Now, she has to face it or lose everything she cares about. Because the killer hunting her will tear apart her carefully constructed life piece by piece until there's nothing left.Unless Joe gets him first.The Girl in the Motel is the first thrilling novel in New York Times'bestselling author Chris Culver's Joe Court series. If you like Michael Connelly, John Sandford, or James Patterson, you'll love this series.Check it out today!What Amazon readers are saying about The Girl in the Motel: ★★★★★ " Lots of twists and turns. A top notch read."★★★★★ " Loved it. His characters just come to life for me."★★★★★ "This is one twisted story. It grabs you from the start to the end. Will read all in this series. Wow great story."★★★★★ " One of the best books I've read in a long time. The opening sucks you in and makes you immediately want to know more. The main character is interesting and fully developed, with a compelling backstory and fascinating personality, similar in many ways to Nevada James and Samantha Colt. I can't wait to read the next books in the series."