A Living Grave

Kensington Publishing Corp.
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The first in the series featuring an Ozarks sheriff’s detective investigating moonshine, murder, and the ghosts of her own past . . .
 
Katrina Williams left the army ten years ago, disillusioned and damaged. Now a sheriff’s detective at home in the Missouri Ozarks, Williams is living her life one case at a time—between mandated therapy sessions—until she learns that she’s a suspect in a military investigation with ties to her painful past.
 
Then the corpse of a local girl is found by a bootlegger, whose information leads Williams into a tangled web of teenagers, moonshiners, motorcycle clubs, and a fellow veteran battling illness and his own personal demons. Unraveling each thread will take time that Katrina might not have—as the army investigator turns his searchlight on the devastating incident that ended her military career. Now Katrina will need to dig deep for the truth—before she’s buried herself.
 
“A gifted writer.” —Mystery Scene
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About the author

Robert Dunn is the author of the novels The Red Highway, The Dead Ground, and Behind the Darkness. He can be found online at robertdunnauthor.blogspot.com or on Twitter at @WritingDead.
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Publisher
Kensington Publishing Corp.
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Published on
Sep 13, 2016
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Pages
266
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ISBN
9781601838070
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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