Desperate Acts

· Pike, Wisconsin Book 4 · Zebra Books
4 reviews

About this ebook

Fans of Lisa Jackson, Lucinda Berry, and Kendra Elliot won’t want to miss the New York Times bestselling author’s suspenseful story of a small town with more secrets than residents, and a woman searching for the truth about a long-ago night…as killer prepares to silence her forever.

Teenager Lia Porter shouldn’t have been anywhere near the railroad bridge that night. Sneaking home after a party in the fields outside Pike, Wisconsin, she glimpsed a woman in a leather jacket, running in terror. Lia puts the incident from her mind—until a body is found near the same spot fifteen years later, wearing the same jacket. The police rule it a suicide. Lia knows different. The woman she saw was trying to save her own life, not end it. But whatever she was fleeing from found her first . . .

The stranger who arrives at Lia’s store shares her suspicions. Hollywood stunt driver Kaden Vaughn has come home to Wisconsin to learn the truth about what happened to his brother’s fiancée years ago. The leather jacket, the timing—he believes the dead woman is Vanna, and that Lia may be the only person who can help. Together they retrace Vanna’s steps, but the more they dig, the darker the secrets become.

The killer is still out there, stalking the streets of Pike again, willing to do whatever is necessary to keep the truth locked in mystery. One by one, all those who know something about that night must be silenced, until there is no one left to tell . . .

“A fast-paced tale of a small Wisconsin town with dark secrets.” – Publishers Weekly

Ratings and reviews

4 reviews
Patricia White
February 21, 2023
What a action packed creepy small town mystery. T No matter what this author writes she grabs you and won’t let go. Kaden goes to Pike, Wisconsin when the skeletal remains of a woman is found there. His brother’s fiancé disappeared 15 years ago. “This is Kaden Vaughn. The best motorcycle stuntman of all time.” Lia Porter saw something that night 15 years ago that has haunted her. The sickness at dredging up the disturbing memory was forgotten as she clutched the edge of the desk in a tight g
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Sandy S.
February 21, 2023
DESPERATE ACTS is the fourth instalment in Alexandrea Ivy’s contemporary, adult PIKE WISCONSIN romantic, suspense series. This is thirty-five year old, former motorcycle stuntman Kaden Vaughn, and thirty year old Lia Porter’s story line. DESPERATE ACTS is a tragic story of secrets and lies, betrayal and vengeance, power and control, murder and mayhem. The premise is intriguing and entertaining; the romance is tender; the characters are spirited and determined.
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Desperate Acts by Alexandra Ivy Pike, Wisconsin #4. Romantic suspense. Can be read as a stand-alone. Trouble and death are again a problem in Pike, WI. The sheriff is away on his honeymoon, so the ...

About the author

Alexandra Ivy is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She has also written Regency historicals under the name Deborah Raleigh. A five-time RT Book Award Finalist, Ivy has received much acclaim for her Guardians of Eternity, ARES Security, Immortal Rogues, and Sentinels series. She lives with her family in Missouri and can be found online at

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