A Fraudulent Encounter

· The Crime and Passion Stalk City Hall Series Book 3 · VJC Books
3 reviews

About this ebook

Widowed Police Chief, Daxon Mertz, suffers from an irreparable broken heart.

Municipal Treasurer Natasha Kane is a divorcee who has sworn off men.

Out of nowhere, love knocks, but can their relationship survive a financial fraud investigation?

A drug investigation turned deadly for Daxon Mertz. Witnessing the murder of his wife and unborn child, he left his big city job to become the police chief of a small town. Closing his heart, he threw himself into his work, to forget all he’d lost.

Divorcee, Natasha Kane lives with the small town gossips still whispering about her cheating ex-husband and the much younger woman he preferred. Building a wall around her heart to avoid further hurt and scandal, she fulfills her days as the finance director for the city and safeguarding taxpayers’ money.

When over a quarter of a million dollars goes missing from the city’s treasury, Dax finds himself investigating Natasha, the person with access to the treasury and most recently, his heart.

Feeling the hurt all over again at the betrayal of a man she loves, Natasha finds herself Dax’s prime suspect. What will the gossip mills say now?

How do they overcome suspicion, betrayal of the heart, and scandal?

Ratings and reviews

3 reviews
Nancy Morse
September 23, 2022
I loved this book. Great characters, very interesting plot, and certainly a page turner. Although this is book #3, you do not need to read the previous 2 to enjoy this one. Highly recommend it.
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Carolyn Valdez
September 23, 2022
This was a very enjoyable story. It held my attention from the start to the finish. If you enjoy romance, mystery, and suspense I think you will enjoy this story. I received a complimentary copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Melissa Smith
September 25, 2022
This is a wonderful second chance at happiness for 2 people who have suffered previous heartbreak. To watch a couple come together to face possible destruction and then to overcome that gives everyone hope for a happily ever after.
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About the author

Valerie Clarizio is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

She's lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.

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