Daughters of Bad Men
Jamie Rush understands what it takes to disappear because her parents taught her that skill long ago. Leveraging her knowledge of why and how people run from their own lives, Jamie has built a business based on bringing those in hiding back to answer for their actions.
When her estranged brother, Brian, calls and says his daughter is missing, Jaime initially turns down the case. Kristen has always been a bit wild, frequently dropping off the grid then showing up a few days later. But Brian swears this time is different, and even though Jamie vowed years ago to keep her conniving sibling at arm’s length, she can’t walk away if Kristen could be in real trouble.
As Jamie begins digging into Kristen’s life, she uncovers her niece’s most guarded secrets. Searching for the truth will put a target on Jamie’s back and endanger the lives of those she love.
AGATHA NOMINEE FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL
KILLER NASHVILLE CLAYMORE FINALIST
"For her first foray into full-length fiction, Laura Oles has demonstrated that her fictional eye is every bit as accurate as her camera lens. Well deserving of earning a place as a Killer Nashville Claymore Award finalist, Daughters of Bad Men is a solid tale, well told, and a promise of more to come from Jamie Rush."
– Killer Nashville
"A debut that is sharp, funny, containing characters that pop. Somebody make this a TV series."
– Staff Pick, BookPeople, Austin, Texas
Compelling and deeply moving, DAUGHTERS OF BAD MEN is a study of the tangled family ties that bind. An absolute page-turner."
– Gretchen Archer, Bestselling author of the Davis Way Crime Capers.
"In Daughters of Bad Men, Laura Oles gives us PI Jamie Rush, a hero whose conscience is as strong her ability to con. With nonstop action, complex characters, and a fresh voice, Daughters of Bad Men is a gripping debut."
– Wendy Tyson, author of BITTER HARVEST
A gritty and suspenseful tale of murder and betrayal, Daughters of Bad Men introduces PI Jamie Rush, a streetwise survivor who has walked on both sides of the law. When Jamie goes looking for her missing niece, she finds herself in the middle of a brutal turf-war that will test the bonds of friendship, family, and sisterhood. A five-star debut from Laura Oles!
– Elizabeth Buhmann, author of Lay Death at Her Door