This Side of Midnight

On a month-long hiatus in Hawaii after his last investigation, John Bekker is called back to action when his close friend Sheriff Jane Morgan seeks his help with a perplexing mystery. Norman Felton, a resident of Midnight Island in Jane Morgan’s county, drove his car to the ferry and then to the county high school on the mainland, and in an out-of-control rage beat an exchange student nearly to death with a baseball bat before being shot by sheriff’s deputies.


Missing from Felton’s home is his fourteen-year-old daughter, Amanda. With Felton close to death and the high school student in a coma, Jane has no leads as to why Felton assaulted the student or whether his actions are connected to his missing daughter.

Slowly, Bekker begins to assemble pieces of a puzzle that don’t quite fit. There were no apparent witnesses to Felton’s actions at the high school, and residents of Midnight Island don’t know the whereabouts of the missing girl. With each passing day the odds of finding Amanda Felton grow slimmer. Bekker works around the clock ferreting out details until slowly the puzzle comes together and he makes a shocking
discovery that will take him to a dark and dangerous place.

Based on 54 Reviews
December 17, 2017

5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps getting better if that is possible

John Bekker keeps getting better and better.. His adventures are fast moving, great dialogue and fascinating characters. Hope Lamanda keeps this series at the top of his writing!

August 24, 2016

4.0 out of 5 stars Good book!

Well written, good characters, good story, enjoyed reading it a lot! I have read several of authors books and would recommend them to all.

June 13, 2016

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars

A thrilling crime series by a talented writer. Keep those stories coming, Mr. Lamanda!

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