This Side of Midnight

A John Bekker Mystery • Book 4

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, 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 the puzzle slowly comes together, and he makes a shocking discovery that will take him to a dark and dangerous place.

Based on 53 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!

October 1, 2015

5.0 out of 5 stars Best Detective Read Today-BAR NONE!!!

Another great read in the Becker series. La Manda not only weaves a great story-but his character development makes you yearn to know much more about them-as you you do the ending of the story. The Question Begs: When is this series hitting the Full Screen????? Can’t wait for more…..Keep em coming La Manda!!!!

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