A mind-blowing mystery that will have you on the edge of your seat until the shocking ending.
On a gorgeous morning in paradise, tourists find a dead body on the pristine white beach of St. Killian, an island in the Caribbean.
The victim was killed in a ritualistic murder. The dead man was castrated and branded. Burned into his skin is a strange word—“eros.”
Investigative journalist Vivian Thomas-Bronson heads to the scene of the crime. She’s got to cover the story alone. Her husband, Leo Bronson, has to do a mysterious favor for his father.
Leo is less than thrilled when he’s asked to find the missing son of a billionaire. There’s only one clue to go on—something known as “eros.”
Could the missing scion be connected to the dead man on the beach? And what is the mystery behind “eros"?
Their investigation uncovers an ultra-secret cult whose members perform bizarre rituals.
When Leo goes undercover to get more information, he finds himself face to face with a demented killer. Can he escape with the truth? Or, will he fall prey to a psychotic villain who believes that murder is a sacrifice worth making?
THE PRODIGAL CAPTIVE is Book 1 in Rachel Woods’ popular Palmchat Island Mystery series but can be read as a standalone.