The New York Times bestselling first book in the Rose Gardner Investigation series, a spinoff of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best selling Rose Gardner Mystery series.
Trouble always comes to those who court it. Rose Gardner’s ability to see glimpses of the future has gotten her into hot water time and again, but so have her curiosity and her sense of daring. Those very qualities helped her defeat the most powerful man in Arkansas—a man so adept at hiding his crimes there was no way to defeat him inside of the law—but her success came at a steep personal price. Now she’s throwing herself into her landscaping business, trying to live a life that’s as orderly as one of her gardens.
Rose’s best friend, Neely Kate, is struggling with her own losses, so when she suggests they help a local man find a missing necklace, Rose agrees. It’ll give both of them a welcome distraction, and besides, it’s a simple investigation. What harm could befall them? But things that should be simple rarely are. In seeking out the necklace, Rose and Neely Kate find themselves in the thick of a power struggle in the Fenton County underworld, one that could dethrone Rose’s friend James Malcolm, the surprisingly moral king.
The last thing Rose should do is court more trouble, but she’s not the type to step away from a friend in need—and she’s also not so sure she wants an orderly life.
Murder, Curlers, and Cream: A Valentine Beaumont Mystery (The Murder, Curlers Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
“Smart, entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny!”—Liliana Hart, New York Times Bestselling Author
Valentine Beaumont is a beautician with a problem. Not only has she got a meddling mother, a wacky staff, and a dying business, but now she’s got a dead client who was strangled while awaiting her facial.
With business the way it is, combing through this mystery may be the only way to save her salon. Until a second murder, an explosion, a kidnapping, death threats, and the hard-nosed Detective Romero complicate things. But Valentine will do anything to untangle the crime. That’s if she can keep her tools of the trade in her bag, keep herself alive, and avoid falling for the tough detective.
In the end, how hard can that be?
A campsite killer. An off-the-record investigation. For two small-town detectives, murder is only the beginning…
Chief Sam Mason and Sergeant Jody Harris don’t have the luxury of being off the clock. When a drowning disrupts the funeral of a fellow detective, they have no choice but to leave early. After the body is pulled ashore, Sam and Jody suspect the camper’s death was no accident…
As they attempt to solve their co-worker’s own suspicious death, the detectives parse through the motives of the drowning victim’s friends. With a nosy cop on their trail and a mayor desperate to restore quiet to their small town, Sam and Jo attempt to get beyond the cover-up. Just when they think they can rest after solving one murder, a shocking discovery proves that sometimes even your most trusted allies could be telling lies.
Telling Lies is the first book in the riveting Sam Mason mystery series. If you like police procedurals and complex characters, then you’ll love this twisty whodunnit.
Have dreams. Must travel. The magnetic words that her lover Joey sticks to a refrigerator door propel Maddie into a journey to recapture her independence and finally free herself from the abusive fanaticism of her past. Profound friendships vie with skewed love and loss to fuel Maddie’s search for redemption in this powerfully-written debut novel. From Vancouver in the 1960s to present day Mexico, and a small island off the Pacific west coast, Nine Birds Singing takes the reader on a compelling odyssey of self-discovery.
Words: their veiled truths, their unexpected revelations, their sly power. The role of words in the lives of the characters in Nine Birds Singing is the thread that connects and carried them to their ultimate destiny: ruination, renewal, and finally acceptance.
Maddie is a writer of local history who wants to use her words to unlock the hidden truths that lay just below the surface of her life. But it’s magnetic words on a refrigerator door – Have dreams. Must travel – that push Maddie into the journey she must take: the search for what she has yearned for all her life: independence and freedom from the abusive fanaticism of her parents’ religious beliefs. The novel weaves through past glories and youthful hubris in a search for understanding and acceptance.
Joey uses words both to define himself and redefine himself, but his words do not always encompass the whole truth.
Thea collects words. She doesn’t ever want to be caught without words and she rarely is. The secret that Thea carries to her ultimate end, leads Maddie finally to her own place of acceptance
Carmelita’s words are spare and carefully chosen. She becomes the container for all the stories, the witness, the listener, until she allows words to finally open her heart again.
Between the lies the truth is hiding.
Jez has everything he ever wanted – the girl of his dreams and a perfect house in a fashionable part of town.
But when he finds an intruder breaking into their home while his girlfriend and her young daughter are asleep upstairs, something inside him snaps.
He’s not normally a violent man, but in a moment of madness he attacks the intruder and knocks him dead.
Alice insists he can get away with murder, and Jez will do anything to keep her happy … until she disappears without a trace and the truth about her past slowly starts to emerge.
Jez discovers she’s been lying to him from the day they met, and with the police asking awkward questions, he finds his nightmare has only just begun.
Between The Lies is a dark psychological thriller with a gripping plot that will leaving you guessing until the final startling twist.
Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, Paula Hawkins, BA Paris, Clare Mackintosh, Adam Croft and Rachel Caine.
Perfect for fans of Bella Andre, Susan Mallery, and Mary Kay Andrews, ‘Meant to Be’ is a gorgeously romantic, feel-good beach read about a runaway bride searching for true love on Cape Cod…
Poppy Somerville believes in happily-ever-after. It’s the reason her romance novels have won devoted readers all over the world – and why she’s broken off her engagement just weeks before the wedding instead of settling for less than true love. Escaping to her aunt’s beach cottage in Sweetbriar Cove, Poppy is looking for inspiration to end her writer’s block and finish her new book. She just wasn’t counting on the handsome, gruff contractor making such a racket next door…
Cooper Nicholson doesn’t believe in soul-mates. He thought he’d found his forever once, and the world proved him wrong, so when the cute brunette comes storming over and demands he keep the noise down, romance is the last thing on his mind. But his new neighbor is full of surprises, and soon, their chemistry is too hot to ignore.
As they grow closer, they discover fiction has nothing on the plot twists life has in store. But will Cooper find a way to let go of the past and risk his heart again? And can Poppy find her happy ending – on and off the page?
Find out in the new feel-good beach read from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!
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“Melody Grace created fascinating characters that are simply I-R-R-E-S-I-S-T-I-B-L-E ! Her stories leave you with a big smile on your face and a heart bursting with love.” – A Bookish Escape Blog
“Sexy and sweet: the perfect summer read!” – Corinne Michaels, New York Times bestselling author
“Heartwarming, swoony, and sexy as hell.” – Claire Contreras, New York Times bestselling author
“Sizzling summer perfection! Melody Grace does it again.” – Kendall Ryan, New York Times bestselling author
“Sizzling hot and super emotional – the perfect combo!” – NYT and USA Today bestselling Lauren Blakely
“A roller coaster ride of pure emotion… beautifully written.” Blame it on the Rain Reviews
“A must-read for crime thriller readers.” Bookstormer
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A dead body isn’t the best way to start a semester or a romance.
Sheridan Hendley is a professor and psychologist, not a sleuth. When her colleague is murdered and her good friend becomes the prime suspect, her curiosity and logical mind have her putting pieces together. It also becomes apparent that Sheridan is attracted to the handsome Detective. As Sheridan tries to connect all the people in Adam’s life, she finds that many women have a motive for Adam’s murder. When Sheridan’s tires are slashed and then she is assaulted, it’s clear someone is afraid she’s getting too close.
Two troubled people struggle to find their way in a turbulent world.
In July 1940, Gwen Collingwood drops her husband at the railway station, knowing she may never see him again. Two days later her humdrum world is torn apart when the sleepy English seaside town where she lives is subjected to the first of many heavy bombing attacks.
In Ontario, Canada, Jim Armstrong is debating whether to volunteer. His decision becomes clear when he uncovers the secret his fiancée has been keeping from him. A few weeks later he is on a ship bound for England.
Gwen is forced to confront the truth she has concealed about her past and her own feelings. Jim battles with a bewildering and hostile world far removed from the cosy life of his Canadian farm. War brings horror and loss to each of them – can it also bring change and salvation?
Sara’s Game: A Psychological Thriller (The Sara Winthrop Psychological Thriller Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Single mother, successful executive…target for revenge.
*USA TODAY BESTSELLER*
Two years ago, Sara’s husband left for the gym one morning…and never came back. His car was found. He wasn’t. Unbelievably, the police report said, “No foul play suspected.” There were a few unreliable sightings over the following months, but little else.
Now, on the last day before summer break, her three children have gone missing from their schools, all at the same time.
And the note under her windshield wiper asks one foreboding question: Are you ready to play the game?