Never Alone by C.J. Carpenter is another great debut, but this time we’re in modern NYC with a despicable killer on the loose. NYPD Detective Megan McGinn has just solved her most difficult case, but she has no time to pat herself on the back. Her family is in turmoil with the passing of her father, and if that wasn’t enough, a young woman with powerful connections has just been murdered in a most brutal fashion. When word comes down that case must be solved quickly, McGinn and her partner must suss out the truth behind a series of bizarre clues. Never Alone marks the start of an excellent new procedural series, perfect for fans of Alafair Burke or Lou Manfredo.