M.M. Chouinard The Dancing Girls Pre-order

When Jeanine Hammond is found dead in an upscale hotel in suburban Massachusetts, newly-promoted Detective Jo Fournier finds herself thrown into a disturbing case. Who would murder this shy, loving wife and leave her body posed looking like a dancing ballerina? 

As more bodies of married women start turning up in hotel rooms across states, arranged the same way, Jo makes a terrifying link to unsolved cases from years ago: each victim bears the same strangulation marks. But if she disobeys direct orders by investigating the killings outside of her jurisdiction, it will mean the end of the career she’s already sacrificed so much for, even her relationship. 

A break in the case comes when Jo’s search of the victims’ computers reveals they were all leading double lives. Two things become clear: these small-town women had big secrets to hide, and the killer is moments away from selecting a partner for his next deadly dance. That is, unless Jo can stop him in time… 

M.M. Chouinard