Tag: #Whodunit

Red on the River by Christine Feehan

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan goes all in with this sexy romantic thriller set among the dangers--both man-made and natural--of Nevada's breathtaking landscape.

Vienna Mortenson isn't your typical gambler. She prefers to stay under the radar, using her poker winnings to support her family and her community, including the local search and rescue team, which she heads up. Out in the backcountry there's no time for hesitation when lives are on the line. Vienna prides herself on being tough and decisive. She's not the sort to make a fool of herself over a guy, especially one who left her high and dry without a backward glance.

Zale Vizzini's job constantly puts him in harm's way. Working undercover and disappearing for months at a time isn't exactly a recipe for a stable relationship. Despite the challenges and the risks, Zale wants something real with Vienna. He just needed time to figure out how to be in her life without putting her in danger. Now, he's determined to win her back, and he's ready to lay all his cards on the table.

As their friends' wedding approaches, Zale takes advantage of the festivities to make a play for Vienna's heart. But there are more deadly forces waiting to strike in the rugged terrain of Nevada and the western Sierras. Soon both of their lives are threatened, and the odds are stacked against them....

 

Screwed by Rebecca Wilder

This story starts with a theft.

Iris Maeve has always had a penchant for things from the past. It's why she studied art history in college and why she opened her own antiques store in Destiny Falls.

She prefers the simpler things, the slower pace of life in her hometown. She has her shop, her friends, and her little cabin in the woods.

Her life is going according to plan.

Until, one night, her store is broken into.

The thieves got away with some of her antiques and left her with a big mess to clean up.

Enter Arlo Michaels.

He's the bartender at The Fainting Goat Pub in town and everything that she wants in a man.

And it looks like he wants her too.

When Arlo starts coming around to help her pick up, she wonders if maybe she's in danger of losing something else.
Like her heart.

When they share one hot night together, she ends up with the biggest surprise of her life.

She’s pregnant.

Then she finds out who stole from her and she’s left wondering if she can trust the man who’s claimed her heart.

*This is a 50,000 secret baby, small town romance story that ends in a happily ever after.*

 

Devastated by Marie Johnston

I own my own dance studio, have a thriving competitive ballroom dance career, and am married to a successful financier. Life should be good, but I also have a stalker, and I’m divorcing my cold, ruthless husband. The day I walk out of my Bel Air mansion, leaving only divorce papers behind, my stalker ups his game.

With no resources, thanks to an iron-clad prenup, I have no one to turn to but an aloof and irreverent friend of a friend. Cannon dresses like he shops in a dirty laundry pile. He acts like he doesn’t have time for my frivolous career. And he looks at me like he can’t believe someone hasn’t knocked me off my high horse already.

But it’s not long before I realize Cannon isn’t all he seems. Just like he sees right through my polish to the insecure, naive girl inside, I see him. He’s intense, he’s restrained, and he has something to hide. Those secrets might not just end what’s growing between us…they might get us killed.

Devastated is the first book in the Devastated and Devoted duet. Cannon and Penni's story continues in Devoted.

 

A Million to Blow by Blue Saffire

Clayton
She doesn’t know I’ve been waiting for her. I’ve been planning since I first laid eyes on her. Now’s my chance. Save the day and get my woman. That’s the plan…if only it were that easy.

Sidney
They were going to throw me in jail for something I didn’t do. Now, I’m free and clear and I just want to move on with my life. I was only supposed to be going out to celebrate. Not getting sucked back into this mess by a man who I just don’t know how to say no to. I’m breaking all of my rules for him, but I’ll learn so is he.

It all starts with an offer. A Million to Blow…

 

Warning: This title is a re-release of Blue's website exclusive Forever. It's been totally rewritten with over 100 pages of new content.

*This is Book 1 in the A Million Series from bestselling, award winning author Blue Saffire. This is a spinoff from the Lost Souls world.

**This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Readers 18+

***To keep up with release dates sign up for the mailing list on Blue Saffire site.

 

The Dinner Guests by Kiersten Modglin

Six friends.
A lifetime of secrets.
One terrifying game.

When a group of friends receives unexpected invitations to a dinner party, they see it as a chance to finally meet the bizarre and reclusive new neighbor whose home is enshrouded in layers of security.

As the drinks are poured and dinner is served, the group begins to realize things are not what they seem. What starts out as an innocent night of fun soon becomes a seemingly calculated game filled with cryptic messages and chilling revelations.

With no way out, the guests are forced to play along in hopes of escape. Friendships fray, loyalties are tested, and the secrets they've kept from each other are revealed one by one.

Six friends walk into the house that night.
Will six friends make it out?

 

Pale Moon by Amanda J. Clay

For the first time in Clara's life, she's finally starting to feel at home in Pt. Redwood. Following her heroic endeavors six months prior, the people in town finally see her as an ally and not a threat. She and Sean have settled into a happy life and business at the Drunken Mermaid has never been better.

But if there's one thing Clara knows is to never trust the the calm before the storm.

When a local teenage girl accuses one of Pt. Redwood's esteemed elders of atrocious acts, getting him killed, Clara knows there's more to the story. This girl is terrified of something--or someone--and Clara has the sneaking suspicion she's covering for her real attacker.

Clara can't help but come to the girl's defense, jumping into the investigation. But this time, Clara might be up against an enemy she can't beat.

 

Tell Me the Truth by Kiersten Modglin

It’s not the first time Edith’s husband, Joe, has lied to her.
But it will be the last.

When she finds photos of a mysterious woman on her husband’s phone, the heartbreaking implications are all too familiar, and Edith sets out to discover her identity. What starts as a desperate search for answers quickly becomes a terrifying spiral of obsession and subterfuge.

With each new secret uncovered about her life, her marriage, and the man she loves, Edith is left with even more questions.

What exactly is Joe hiding?
Who is the woman in his photos?

Refusing to accept Joe's lies any longer, Edith soon finds herself living a double life, telling lies and keeping secrets of her own. When she uncovers a final piece of the puzzle, something darker and more gut-wrenching than even she could’ve anticipated, Edith is forced to make a choice about the future of her marriage.

The truth always comes at a price.
Sometimes, that price is your life

 

Unexpected Lovers by Blue Saffire

Dante
When I was younger, I believe I almost stumbled upon something I shouldn’t have. Something that upset my mother and made her abandon us all. It was all my fault.

I grew up wondering how she could leave us? My older brothers never blamed me, but I’ve blamed myself. So much so I never asked questions when I was thrown into the family business. Then I had my little girl. I thought I could take a vacation from being a Di Lorenzo.

However, my selfish wife has ensured my return to the life. I will no longer be able to remain an outsider to what my brothers and I have been handed.

Lizzy
The Di Lorenzo’s have secrets. I know a lot about having those. When Gio Di Lorenzo hired me five years ago, I knew those secrets would come out. His younger brother Dante doesn’t know who I am and now I’m stepping into shoes I never thought I’d fill.

When this becomes personal, all thoughts of keeping my secrets go out the window. In the blink of an eye, I become who I was created to be.

Will the truth tear everything apart? Will there be one secret too many? Or will it all go according to plan in this unexpected love?

 

 

Sharp Absence by Kate Anders

When her final year of college turns into a disaster, Kenzie Sharp can’t wait for it to be over. Thankfully, her best friend is by her side, especially when dealing with the cheating ex-fiance and his new girlfriend. With graduation around the corner, the best friends are making plans for a fresh start in a new apartment.

So when Kenzie arrives home to their apartment only to find her best friend not just gone, but completely moved out, she knows something is wrong. The university says she withdrew. Their friends haven’t seen her. And the police don’t think she’s missing.

Everyone knows when someone goes missing you’re up against a clock. With her back against the wall, Kenzie puts all her money on the line and hires a private investigator. Will Anderson is the definition of an unfriendly ex-cop, but together the two form an unlikely partnership to find her friend.

As the investigation heats up and more women turn up missing, Kenzie must put her life on the line to get the answers she seeks.

 

Because of the Dark by Danah Logan

         

The dark didn't end with the light. He lost his future. She fights to survive. More secrets, more betrayal, and a love that was meant to fail before it even began.

My name is Weston, but my friends call me Wes.
Though, I don't have many left.
Two years ago, I lost my dream. My future.

My best friend's sister stumbled across a secret she had no idea existed—her secret.

Friendships were betrayed. Unexpected alliances were formed.
My loyalty was tested, but I blindly stood by their side.

What I didn't realize was that following them into the dark would cost me everything. My friends. My scholarship.

I was driven by anger and resentment toward the people I had once trusted with my life.
Until I met her: King.

My name is Kingsley Monroe.
At least, that's the name I go by these days.
I didn't plan this. I wasn't supposed to stay. Keep moving, he ordered.

Then, one fateful afternoon changed the course of my future. I ran into him: Weston Sheats—literally.

I stayed in the shadows for over a year. Eventually, my need for him to notice made me step out of the dark. I wanted him to see me once. I swore I wouldn't let him get close, I would not get attached. I failed.
I fell—hard.

An unexpected turn of events was the wake-up call I needed. I had to tell him, come clean. But would he accept my past? Who I am?

Realizing there was no future, I did what I was supposed to do months ago…and I took the one thing with me that could've made a difference for both of us.

** Author's note:
Because of the Dark (BOTD) is the fourth book in The Dark Series and considered an INTERCONNECTED STANDALONE.
Wes's story within The Dark Series is set two years after the last chapter in Of Light and Dark (Book Three).
This series is intended for MATURE (18+) readers. It is labeled dark due to the themes that may be considered TRIGGERS for some. Reader discretion is advised.

 

The Reunion by Kiersten Modglin

Hotel Lilith holds terrible memories for Cait Du Bois.
The darkest night of her life happened within its walls.

Once, she vowed never to return to the place that reminds her of the horror she experienced. But when the hotel is chosen as the location for her high school reunion, Cait finds herself unable to resist the appeal of showing off her new life to the people who once made her existence miserable.

Cait is no stranger to being noticed in public, especially as a bestselling author with an enthusiastic fan base, but back at Hotel Lilith, she was once recognized for a completely different reason. With all eyes on her as she returns to the town she’s spent years running from, Cait finds it increasingly difficult to discern between her fans and foes.

Haunted by the memory of a night that torments her, she resolves to put the past behind her and move on.
No one knows the truth about what happened back then.
At least, that’s what she’s always believed.

Shortly after her arrival, strange things begin to occur. A mysterious package, strange calls, and frightening text messages seem to be just the beginning of the nightmare about to unfold.

Someone is determined to bring the truth to light. If they succeed, the life Cait has built based on secrets could come crashing down around her. And, if they want her to pay for what she’s done, her lies may be the least of her concerns.

Someone’s out for blood.

 

Desire at the Lake by Erin Swann

Avoiding her was difficult, ignoring her impossible, and dreaming about her became inevitable.
Waylon:
Anna Decker had been put on this earth to tease me and tempt me, but I was stronger than that.
When her mean boss wisely left town, I might have had a little to do with it. Or, maybe more than a little.
I hadn't considered that Anna might end up out of a job she couldn't afford to lose. Or, worse yet, living in my garage.
Hurricane Anna quickly upended my very ordered life. She taught me that even the strongest tree couldn't survive every storm.

Anna:
Everything fell apart when my boss, Lee Pollock disappeared.
Without a job and kicked out of my company-provided apartment, I needed a place to stay.
Why did it have to turn out that the place I landed was Waylon Benson's converted garage?
We all have regrets. Breaking up with him years ago had been my biggest.
Now, this close to him every day the chemistry between us couldn't be denied.
Combustion becomes more inevitable with each day I spend around him. The only question is will I survive the heat?
When I finally find my way into his embrace, it becomes the one place I feel safe.
Until...
Waylon is arrested for the murder of my ex-boss.

The disappearance of Lee Pollock becomes a murder investigation that forces unfair choices.

Check out Desire at the Lake today and see if love can find a way.

The Clear Lake Series follows the backcountry Benson family as they deal with a murder mystery that ensnares them, and destroys the tranquility surrounding Clear Lake.

 

Be Still My Heart by Emily McIntire and Sav R. Miller

Skelm Island, Maine has always been known for two things: lobsters and its broken lighthouse.

But when corpses start showing up in the water, the isolated town becomes the face of a cryptic investigation.
At the heart of which stands Lincoln Porter, a grumpy ex-SEAL whose lobstering business seems to attract more dead bodies than fish.

When homicide expert Detective Sloane is called in to assist with the case, she begins digging up skeletons; ones that Lincoln would rather stay buried.

Forced to work together, Sloane’s suspicious attitude and optimistic demeanor grate on the lobsterman’s nerves, resulting in a rivalry that’s as addicting as it is volatile.

But as everything unravels and they have no one else to trust, Lincoln and Sloane must depend on each other to figure out what secrets should be brought to light…

...and which secrets should stay hidden.

*******

*Be Still My Heart is a full-length, complete standalone featuring mature themes and content that may not be suitable for all audiences. Reader discretion is advised.*

 

The Field of Wrongdoing by Lili St. Germain

How well can you really know someone?

The smallest towns hold the darkest secrets. And the people you least suspect are the ones you should fear the most.

When Cassie's friend disappears, Cassie knows all too well the tragic end Jennifer has probably met. After all, Cassie is the one who found the last murdered girl in the field on her boyfriend Leo's property nine years ago.

She never believed the love of her life was capable of such a brutal crime. Not even after Leo went to prison for an unrelated crime. But now he's back, released on parole, and another girl has gone missing . . .

USA Today bestselling author Lili St. Germain delivers a terrifying, unpredictable thrill ride that explores how far one woman is willing to go to discover the truth - and the brutal betrayals she unearths along the way.