Detective Charles Knight has seen a lot in his long years as an investigator for the Melville County Police Department. Nothing, however, can prepare him for a missing children’s case involving two young girls, eerily abducted around the same time. The search leads to several potential suspects and one mysterious person who sends anonymous letters to Detective Knight’s home, promising more abductions to come. The clock is ticking, the town is on edge, and Knight must use all his resources to save the girls, with the aid of newly-arrived FBI Agent Tanya Garrett. Will they save the girls in time, or will the kidnapper’s deadly game spiral to the point of no return? Find out how the story begins in this exciting mystery thriller, destined to keep readers guessing until the end.
Murder in the Pearl District
Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, has reluctantly agreed to cater a dinner party for her friend Sophie Marchant in Portland’s popular Pearl District. The guest of honor, Donatella DeLuca, is a famous chef and owner of the highly acclaimed restaurant, Mangia! Mangia! The day after the dinner party Donatella is found murdered. Who did it? The arrogant newspaper food critic? The sous chef at Mangia! Mangia!? The beautiful ex-wife of the television station owner who was going to produce Donatella’s new TV show, Dining with Donatella? The French chef whose nationality is questionable? Or the deranged “hostess with the mostest?”
Abby Donovan never expected to be saddled with post-traumatic stress, but an assault changed her life forever. Now she struggles to find the balance between work and her personal life. Although her therapy dog Shadow makes for a trustworthy companion, she’s never felt so alone. Ben Foster lives every day with the unyielding guilt of a moment he can never take back. As a firefighter, he compensates by throwing himself entirely into his career, no matter how risky the call. When a woman starts asking about an old arson case, it’s his heart that’s on the line.
Burden of Breath
Hannah Dyer’s estranged mother was abusive and an alcoholic. At the age of sixty she adopted an infant, but she dies, and Hannah must assume guardianship of her unknown adopted sister. Can Hannah overcome her own emotional and physical scars to do what’s right by the child?