Trapped – Retrieval, Inc. Series – Book 2

Finally out of hiding, Charlie Hart suddenly has to navigate the real world: living on the grid, partnering in Mitch’s PI business, and worst of all, facing down her abuser in court. She nearly runs away again—but her friend Ian has vanished without a trace, and she needs Mitch’s help to get him back.

Mitch Saunders regrets pushing Charlie to join Retrieval, Inc. The Ian Cross investigation is driving them apart, and she refuses to be sidelined when it becomes dangerous. He can't lose someone else he loves—yet this rescue mission could easily cost both their lives—or worse, leave them all trapped.

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~ Winner of the 2023 Book Buyers Best Contest for Romantic Suspense!
~ Fifth Place in the 2023 National Excellence in Story Telling Contest for Suspense!
~ Honorable Mention in the Readers’ Favorite 2022 International Book Awards for Romantic Suspense!

(eBook available everywhere. Paperback to come.)


“Wow! What a great romantic thriller. If you can put this book down, you have more self-discipline than I do."—Bookbub Reviewer, 5 Stars

“Fast paced, dark and so entertaining this suspenseful romantic thriller kept me wanting to read late into the night! I love the main characters & the storyline which reminded me a bit of Ozark with a cartel full of killers and drug lords. The storyline was well crafted and believable & the characters were thoughtfully built into this tale of love, loss and adventure at all costs. Can’t wait for the next one!”—Goodreads Reviewer, 4 Stars

"Lots of action and cling to your armchair suspense.” —Bookbub Reviewer, 4 Stars

“Most suspenseful JB Schroeder book yet. I was reading as fast as I could to find out how it might end…I’m looking forward to more heartbreaking suspense surrounding them in the next book! ”—Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars