Shades of Justice: An addictive and gripping mystery filled with suspense

· Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
6 reviews

About this ebook

She was tired of living a lie and wanted to know the truth about herself, about her past. But now she wished she’d never looked back…


A high-profile double homicide immediately pits Detective Madison Knight against her sergeant. Both victims were found in the home of a prominent businessman. His wife is quickly identified as one of the deceased, but the man she was with is a John Doe. It has the makings of a scandal, but Madison’s boss is determined that nothing gets out that will tarnish the family’s reputation.


Sergeant Winston doesn’t even want her questioning the widower or his children. Winston’s just concerned about protecting one of the largest financial contributors to the Stiles Police Department. Madison’s not about to be swayed from finding the truth of what happened—even it means pushing against her superior’s orders and risking suspension. After all, she’s well aware that corruption exists within the Stiles PD, but she’d never suspected it might include her own sergeant—until now.


As she continues the investigation, the man is identified and shocking family secrets come to light. Certainly, nothing was as it appeared, and it just may be that those who seem to have perfect lives are living the biggest lies of all. But if there’s to be justice, Madison must push through all the obstacles hurled her way and never back down. Much easier said than done when her enemies will go to any measure to protect themselves and silence her.


Shades of Justice is a murder mystery with twists and turns that will have readers flipping the pages until the wee hours of the morning. Perfect for fans of Rachel Caine, Lisa Regan and Robert Dugoni.

The Detective Madison Knight Series is currently optioned and under development by Muse Entertainment and Pop Fiction.


Readers love Shades of Justice:


“Tremendous! A double homicide, decadent scandals, and smooth prose—Shades of Justice is the perfect combination of mystery and suspense.” –K.J. Howe, bestselling author of Skyjack


“It was addictive, full of action and suspense, and it kept me on my toes guessing. It is the perfect book for all action/murder mystery fans. It is certainly worth the read!” – Goodreads Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“There was plenty of action from start to finish and very fast-paced; it didn't take me long to get through the book once I started… I would highly recommend Shades of Justice and all the books in the Madison Knight series to anyone looking for a great crime thriller book.” – Paperback Reading and More, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“Madison Knight has her hands full in this nonstop action novel! Twists and turns galore in this murder mystery.” – Miki’s Hope, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“The guessing game of who done it, and the little twists that I never saw coming made this yet another thrilling read from Carolyn Arnold, and kept me on my toes.” – Ebook Addicts, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“This is a gritty, wonderful story, with solid investigations and a roller coaster of a ride. I recommend this book and series to those who enjoy an action-packed story!” – Goodreads Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

6 reviews
Linda Strong
May 7, 2019
Detective Madison Knight and her partner, Detective Terry Grant are back for another action packed adventure. This time, though, Madison is pushing the limits which may cost her the job ... and her life. A man and a woman are found naked and dead at the bottom of a swimming pool .. both of them shot in the head. The man is unidentified for the moment, but the woman was the wife of Steven Malone, a huge contributor to the local police department. Madison has been at odds with her Sergeant, who tells her to back off questioning and investigating this prominent man and his family. But Madison generally has a one track mind and what she wants more than anything is to nail the killer with or without her supervisor's permission. Finding justice isn't all black and white .. it's the gray areas that will lead her .. somewhere. This has been such a terrific series. Madison and Trent are like most siblings .. the tease, they argue, they disagree ... but always do they have each other's backs. Although 9th in the series, this one can easily be read as a stand alone. There's a little bit of everything here ... murder, not once, but twice .... a family keeping secrets... twists and turns that bend the mind ... lots of action .... even a little bit of romance thrown in. It's an all-around enjoyable read. Many thanks to the author and Hibbert & Stiles Publishing for the advanced digital copy of this crime fiction. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
melanie scott
May 29, 2019
I read this in 1 day. I couldn't put it down! It is a terrific addition to this series. It will keep you in suspense right up till the end. KEEP THEM COMING!!!!!!

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Detective Madison Knight

Brandon Fisher FBI

Detective Amanda Steele

Matthew Connor Adventure

Sara and Sean Cozy Mystery

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has several continuing fiction series and has many published books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy mysteries, police procedurals, and thrillers to action adventures. Her crime fiction series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining. This led to her adopting the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

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