Watch Where They Hide: A Jordan Manning Novel (Jordan Manning series #2)
From Emmy Award winner Tamron Hall comes an edge-of-your-seat thriller featuring journalist Jordan Manning as she delves into the case of a mother in danger and uncovers a dangerous web of secrets that could lead right to the missing woman—or put Jordan in the crosshairs of her abductors.
“With Jordan Manning, Tamron Hall has given us a smart, empathetic heroine to cheer on for years to come.” — Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author
After dropping her child off at preschool, Marla Hancock, a stay-at-home mother, disappears. She had recently left her verbally abusive husband in rural Indiana and moved in with her sister, Shelly, who simply can’t believe that her sister would ever willingly vanish without her children. But with limited support from the town’s police department or media resources, Shelly fears that Marla’s disappearance won’t get the attention it deserves, or worse, will go unsolved. So, several weeks after filing a missing person’s report, she reaches out to TV journalist Jordan Manning for help.
After her investigative and reporting skills helped solve multiple murders, Jordan Manning’s career in the newsroom is on the rise. She has gained a reputation as more than your typical news reporter: a “fixer” with a vigilante edge, dogged and undeterred to seek the truth. But even with this new status, Jordan still feels pressure to prove herself as a young Black professional. When Shelly reaches out, she feels compelled to do all she can to find Marla.
Jordan’s search twists and turns in ways she could never have imagined, illuminating scandals and secrets that place her own life in grave danger.
Praise for Watch Where They Hide: A Jordan Manning Novel (Jordan Manning series #2)
“Tamron Hall's Watch Where They Hide is a captivating, authentic novel that combines thoughtful storytelling with perceptive insights into race, class and the challenges of being a successful, ambitious woman of color. I fell in love with Hall's powerful, wryly funny heroine Jordan Manning and can't wait to follow her wherever she may go.” — Jean Kwok, New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Sylvie Lee and The Leftover Woman
“In this tense, sophomore novel Tamron Hall manages to skillfully and relentlessly build a suspenseful story, while remaining sensitive to the difficult subject of domestic violence and the very real trap many women find themselves in.”
— Chevy Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Still Missing and Dark Roads
“Cleverly plotted with the perfect amount of behind the scenes tidbits about working in broadcast news, Watch Where They Hide is a must read for fellow mystery lovers. Chicago crime reporter Jordan Manning is back and better than ever – you’ll want her on both your tv screens and bookshelves.” — Kellye Garrett, award winning author of Missing White Woman
“Tamron Hall’s debut novel As the Wicked Watch is a singular thriller that brings the vulnerability and systemic neglect of Black girls as victims of violent crime into vivid relief...The cohesiveness and sheer scope of the narrative Hall has woven together is impressive...Readers interested in the gritty details of crime reporting and investigation will be intrigued...Ultimately, As the Wicked Watch is an impressive debut—a moving take on familiar but urgent problems and society’s indifference.” — NPR
“Hall’s first novel blends true crime with illuminating reflections on media representation and the obstacles faced by a Black woman in journalism.” — Oprah Daily on As the Wicked Watch
“As the Wicked Watch—the first in a three-book series from Hall—is a thoughtful, captivating novel that highlights that, to some, tragedy is just a news story, but to passionate journalists like Jordan, the real people behind these tragedies are where the true heartbreak lies.” — Shondaland