Smoky Mountain Tracks (Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries) by Donna Ball
'As a native of the small town of Hansonville, North Carolina,and a wilderness rescue worker, Raine Stockton knows the Smoky Mountains as well as anyone could, but she gave up her Search and Rescue work after a tragic loss. Now she reluctantly returns to active duty to help find a young child who has been kidnapped and taken deep into the forest. But as Raine's young golden retriever, Cisco, picks up the trail, his enthusiasm fails to make up for his lack of experience, and their first foray into the forest results in disaster...and the discover of the kidnapper-- shot dead. '
Devils Among Us by Chastity Harris
'Sharp-tongued Richmond City Police Detective Devin Dushane is on a never ending quest for redemption from the tragic nightmares of her youth. Pushing away her loved ones and pushing the boundaries of her job finds her temporarily suspended after a risky sting operation goes very wrong. With time on her hands, Devin travels to the small Virginia town where her alcoholic father grew up. And where the unsolved murder of his sister thirty-five years earlier, set into motion the unraveling of Devinís family before she was even born. If Devin can ever hope to heal her broken family and her broken soul she must uncover the secrets locked away in this sleepy community, and find the devil that has risen among them. '