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Cold Rock Island

Kay Jennings

A body hanging from a rafter.

An estranged husband bent on revenge.

A thrilling tale of intrigue that begins with a heartbreaking death on a mysterious island in the Pacific Ocean, and ends up on powerful desks in Washington, D.C.

Book 7 in a series with over 6,000 5-star ratings!

Readers of Robert Dugoni, Tess Gerritsen, and Melinda Leigh will be captivated by Kay Jennings' sensational 7th installment in the Port Stirling series.

Police Chief Matt Horning and Special Agent Fern Byrne return in a suspenseful story when billionaire Rohn Reid calls his old friend, the U.S. Secretary of State, to tell him he's found a dead body on his private island - Cold Rock Island, about thirty minutes off the southern Oregon coast.

The nearest police jurisdiction is Port Stirling, and Matt and Fern are enlisted to investigate, and are soon at odds with the billionaire. But the Port Stirling PD has another problem, as new detective Tamryn Gesicki can't seem to begin her new life in peace.

In the high-powered heritage of Ann Cleeves, the puzzling island death turns into a gripping challenge for the local law enforcement team. Working in tandem on two vicious cases, their resources are stretched to the limit. Will it stretch their relationships as well?

Praise for Port Stirling series:

Another winning read - AEK, Amazon verified purchase

"I think Kay Jennings is one of the top authors of today."

Quite the thriller - Emily, Amazon verified purchase

"Ok. Must say this is the best one so far, but I have said that as I progressed through the volumes in this series."

Book Details

  • Publisher: Paris Communications
  • Publish Date: Apr 30th, 2024
  • Pages: 332
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.74in - 1.07lb
  • EAN: 9798985554489
  • Categories: General

About the Author

Jennings, Kay: - Native Oregonian KAY JENNINGS was born in southwest Oregon in a small town not unlike her fictional Port Stirling. She currently lives outside Portland, OR, on five beautiful acres with her husband, Steve, a technology entrepreneur. After a lengthy career in corporate communications, followed by a stint as a college and NFL football writer, Jennings debuted her mystery thriller series with Shallow Waters in 2019. Cold Rock Island is the seventh novel in the series. Visit her online at

Praise for this book

Quite the thriller Emily

Must say this is the best one so far, but I've said that as I progressed through this series.

Almost too realistic!-Kindle Customer

As a survivor of the 1964 Alaskan quake, I can attest to this story's authenticity.

Another winning read-AEK

I think Kay Jennings is one of the top authors of today.

Verified Purchase-Christine

Recommending this one for book club this fall!.

Verified Purchase-David

We refer to the characters by their first name, as if they are personal friends.

great beach read-lkr1109

I read many thrillers- this was at the top of the list.

beautiful location, detailed characterization-texsunrose

Ms. Jennings' stories are well paced, her characters are so well drawn, and I can smell the ocean!


This is a well-crafted, tightly told story of intrigue, discovery, loss, and love.

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