Six years ago, five friends went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Four of them returned. One simply disappeared. Jenny Taylor has never gotten over the disappearance of her twin sister, Caitlyn, but now things are even worse. Caitlyn calls to Jenny in her dreams, begging her sister to find her. But Jenny’s memory of the entire night is completely gone.
Shaye Archer knows better than anyone what it’s like to have gaping holes in your past, and how horrific dreams can cripple you. But this case presents problems on every level. An adult woman disappearing from the French Quarter during Mardi Gras is hard enough to get answers for, but when it happened years before, the difficulty level increases exponentially. But Shaye’s empathy for Jenny prevents her from saying no, even though she doesn’t expect to find anything.
Then a witness is murdered, and Jenny’s memory starts to return. What did she see in the alley that night? And how many more are in danger because of it?
Everyone wondered about Shaye Archer’s past. Including Shaye.
Shaye Archer’s life effectively began the night police found her in an alley, beaten and abused and with no memory of the previous fifteen years, not even her name. Nine years later, she’s a licensed private investigator, with a single goal—to get answers for her clients when there aren’t supposed to be any.
And maybe someday, answers for herself.
Emma Frederick thought her nightmare was over when she killed her abusive husband, but someone is stalking her and tormenting her with mementos from her past. With no evidence to support her claims, the police dismiss her claims as post-traumatic stress, but Shaye is convinced that someone is deliberately terrorizing Emma…playing a cat and mouse game with only one goal in mind.
To kill Emma.
MALEVOLENT is the first book in a new psychological thriller series by bestselling author Jana DeLeon. The series features a young female private investigator and will appeal to fans of T.R. Ragan and Anne Frasier.
What’s a little arson between friends?
Undercover CIA agent Fortune Redding spent her first three weeks in Sinful, Louisiana dodging insults, makeup advice, guard dogs, bullets, and Deputy Carter LeBlanc, both professionally and personally. But just when she thinks things are going to settle down in the small bayou town, someone sets her friend Ally’s house on fire.
Carter, who’d just started pursuing Fortune on a personal basis, goes back into cop mode and admonishes her to stay out of his investigation. This time, he swears he won’t issue any warning before arresting her. But with her friend’s safety hanging in the balance, Fortune can’t resist taking matters into her own hands and calls on her partners in crime fighting, Ida Belle and Gertie, to help.
This is a mission for Swamp Team 3.
Swamp Team 3 is a humorous mystery set in the bayous of southern Louisiana. It has a cozy mystery feel and features a strong woman sleuth in a fish-out-of-water storyline. Swamp Team 3 is the fourth in the Miss Fortune series and appeals to readers of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.
"Southern wit at its best!" - NYT Bestselling author Gemma Halliday
"Sinfully funny!" - NYT Bestselling author CC Hunter/Christie Craig
“DeLeon is excellent at weaving comedy, suspense and spicy romance into one compelling story.” – RT Book Reviews
“I don’t know where she comes up with this funny stuff, but I can’t wait to read the next book…” – Night Owl Reviews
“Jana DeLeon has a breezy style with enough of a comic touch to leave you smiling.” – The Romance Reader
“Son of a gun, we’re having fun in the bayou!” – Fresh Fiction
“The quirky characters keep the action moving…” – Barbara Vey, Publisher’s Weekly Blogger
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Two sisters. One secret... A lie that could destroy them both.
When her father dies, Josie is devastated to uncover he led a secret life: another house, another family and a half-sister called Valentina.
Both with red hair and icy blue eyes, Josie and Valentina could be mistaken for twins. But the similarities end there…
Josie – Sweet, reserved, jealous, thief.
Valentina – Care-free, confident, dangerous, liar.
They share secrets. They tell lies. And for one sister, dark memories begin to surface… Should the other be scared for her life?
A nail-bitingly tense and unputdownable read that will keep you turning pages into the night. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Sister Sister.
‘More twists and turns than a Himalayan mountain track…All I can say is READ IT!!!!!!! I promise you’ll love it.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars
‘This is, without a doubt, one of the best psychological thrillers I have read this year... OMG this book is so darn good!... I kept telling myself, “Just one more chapter”, then before I knew it, I had devoured it in one day! If you are looking for a fast-paced engaging read, this is the book for you! I highly recommend giving it a whopping 5 stars.’ Sistas With Books, 5 stars
‘A nail biting, roller-coaster ride. I absolutely loved it! This book really had me gripped and I could not put it down. There were a few completely unexpected twists which left me absolutely shocked (I really didn't see that coming) and the ending was really jaw-dropping!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘It was a seriously dark, creepy, twisty thriller. I didn’t guess the major twist at the end and really didn’t expect that at all!!... My first book by this author – definitely won’t be my last! Five Stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Oh a whopping 5 * from me… This had me up to early hours of the morning. It really gripped me. The ending had me gasping in awe. Truly a masterpiece.’ Sue and her Books, 5 stars
‘The Good Sister is a novel which keeps you guessing right from the very beginning, up until the very last sentence… It was powerful, thought-provoking and shocking, and has made its way onto my 2017 favourites!’ The Beauty of Reading, 5 stars
‘I'm still dizzy from the roller coaster ride!’ Bibliomania
‘Whoa boy! This novel is a deeply scary and chilling psychological thriller that made my nerves buzz with tension.’ Summer in December, 5 stars
‘This was a truly outstanding story, very cleverly done, I was gripped from start to finish and I literally couldn’t turn the pages fast enough for wanting to see what was going to happen next. There were so many twists and turns within the story that I think I spent majority of the book sitting on the edge of my seat in anticipation… I truly can’t recommend it enough.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘You know how you've been on this massive rollercoaster ride and you get off and your legs are all wobbly and the world is spinning and you need to sit down? Yeah, that…The Good Sister is so incredibly dark and twisty! I found this psychological thriller to be utterly gripping and engrossing. A true and exciting page-turner!’ Novel Deelights, 4 stars
‘I COULD NOT put it down! Ryder does not simply take something that’s been done before and redo it – she blows the theme out of the water… I’m still in shock and awe, shaking my head in disbelief as I write this because I can’t believe the twists she throws at you.’ Artistic Bent, 5 stars
Street kids are disappearing, but how do you report that to the police when, from their standpoint, the missing people didn’t exist to begin with? Hustle is certain that something bad has happened to his friend Jinx, and the only person he can turn to for help is private investigator Shaye Archer.
Because Hustle helped the young PI while she was investigating her first case, Shaye has already formed an opinion as to his character and believes he’s telling the truth. As she digs deeper into Jinx’s disappearance, she discovers that Hustle’s friend isn’t the only one missing. As a frightening pattern emerges, Shaye wonders if she can find the missing kids…before it’s too late.
--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)
From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense. A TRACE OF HOPE is the final book in the Keri Locke series, bringing the series to a dramatic conclusion.
In A TRACE OF HOPE (Book #5 in the Keri Locke mystery series), Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, is closer than she’s ever been to finding her daughter. Finally, she gets a fresh lead—and this time, she will do whatever it takes to bring her home alive.
At the same time, a new, urgent case is assigned to Keri: an 18 year old girl has gone missing after being hazed by her sorority. As the race is on to find her, Keri plunges deep into the world of pristine college campuses, and comes to realize that all is not what it seems.
A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, A TRACE OF HOPE is book #5 in a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)