Thursday’s Mystery eBooks

To Kill a Mocking Girl
by Harper Kincaid
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Quinn Victoria Caine is back in her quirky town of Vienna, Virginia, starting her new life as a bookbinder in her family-owned, charm-for-days bookshop, Prose & Scones. With her trusty German Shephard RBG-‘Ruff Barker’ Ginsburg by her side, what can go wrong? Okay, sure, bumping into her ex, Scott, or her former high school nemesis, Tricia, is a drag. It certainly doesn’t help they have acquired the new hobby of shoving their recent engagement in her face every chance they get. But that doesn’t mean Quinn wanted to find Tricia dead in the road. So why does half the town think she may have done it?


The Innocent
by Harlan Coben
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The bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger takes readers on an electrifying ride in this thriller that peeks behind the white picket fences of suburbia–where one mistake can change your life forever.

One night, Matt Hunter innocently tried to break up a fight–and ended up a killer. Now, nine years later, he’s an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. His wife, Olivia, is pregnant, and the two of them are closing on their dream house. But all it will take is one shocking, inexplicable call from Olivia’s cell phone to shatter Matt’s life a second time…


The Sheriff’s Guns
by Will Johnston
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Sheriff Rick Arneson is fighting a losing battle. At least, that’s what the townspeople in Los Ricos, Arizona tell him. Apache. Banditos. Rustlers. They all want him dead. And it’s just Rick’s first day.

The only help he gets comes from his deputies – a quiet cowboy and a hard-drinking womanizer. But three against dozens won’t be easy. Especially when the Mexican calvary won’t let Rick cross the border, even in the pursuit of justice.

Victor Fierro is good at three things – killing, stealing, and taking what isn’t his. That includes women. The beautiful rancher’s daughter who’s been making eyes at Rick is no exception. It doesn’t matter that she wants nothing to do with him.


Helix Genesis
by Chris Lofts
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A vengeful war hero. A politician’s wife. A lethal pathogen. Scores to settle. REACHER MEETS STATION ELEVEN

Post-pandemic Britain is socially fractured. The London elite enjoy a life of privilege, comfort and plenty, while those outside forage, hunt and dig for survival.

Major Nathan Helix has survived twenty years of service to his country at the cost of one brother and almost the second. Doctor Gabrielle Stepper, wife of the Chancellor and venerated scientist credited with defeating the virus, craves normality and anonymity. Her dream is shattered along with her reputation when she is accused of murdering of her lover…


Terminal Sequence
by Dan Alatorre, DAN ALATORRE
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FORGET EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW

While preparing for his final round of life-saving treatments, Detective Hank DeShear agrees to work with intelligence agent Jaden Trinn and a ruthless killer known as The Greyhound to shut down the remaining legs of Angelus Genetics’ illegal, death-plagued genetic engineering program.

But the company Dr. Hauser founded plans to continue operating, buying political protection and stopping any would-be attackers in the harshest, most permanent ways possible. When the next generation of Hauser-created child prodigies learns of the founder’s true plans, a sinister reality is revealed that no one could possibly have envisioned.

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(The Gamma Sequence)


The Snack Thief
by Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli
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When an elderly man is stabbed to death in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily’s coast, only Montalbano, with his keen insight into human nature, suspects the link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and sometime prostitute, whose young son steals other schoolchildren’s midmorning snacks.

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Leave the Light On
by Lorhainne Eckhart
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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When the unthinkable happens. A family’s life is changed forever.

Katy and Steven have settled in their new home, with a new job, a new life, and a baby on the way. Everything for this young couple is perfect—that is, until the night Steven makes a quick trip to the grocery store for his pregnant wife. As the sun rises and Katy wakes, she soon discovers that Steven never made it home

Did you miss the other books in this big family romance series? Start with the worldwide bestseller THE FORGOTTEN CHILD translated in German & French, coming soon to Portuguese, Spanish & Chinese.

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(The Friessens)


Dark Tides
by Philippa Gregory
Rating: 3.9 #ad

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Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. James Avery has everything to offer, including the favour of the newly restored King Charles II, and he believes that the warehouse’s poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy—his son and heir.

The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and has come to tell Alinor that her son Rob has drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon.

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Greek Myth Fantasy Series
by Elizabeth Rose
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Legends, myths and magic run rampant as romance blooms despite the obstacles put in the way by the Olympian gods and goddesses.

This set includes: Kyros’ Secret – Thera, daughter of Ares and Aphrodite is now a fallen goddess, being used by her father to start a war with the centaurs. Kyros, second son of a king risks his life to save the girl but is cursed when he jumps in front of Ares beam. Now he hides his dark secret from Thera as he swears to protect her no matter what the cost. Also includes: The Oracle of Delphi, Thief of Olympus, The Pandora Curse.

Wednesday’s Mystery eBooks

Double Fudge Brownie Murder
by Joanne Fluke
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Hannah Swensen has a hard time focusing on her bakery at the moment, considering an unexpected trip to Las Vegas and a longstanding love triangle that may soon turn into a quadrangle—let alone the nerves she’s experiencing over the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. When she gets back to Lake Eden, Minnesota, she’s eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judge bludgeoned to death with his own gavel—and Hannah is the number one suspect.

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The End of October
by Lawrence Wright
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“This timely literary page-turner shows Wright is on a par with the best writers in the genre.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

At an internment camp in Indonesia, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When Henry Parsons–microbiologist, epidemiologist–travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual Hajj to Mecca.

Now, Henry joins forces with a Saudi prince and doctor in an attempt to quarantine the entire host of pilgrims in the holy city…


Hidden
by Catherine McKenzie
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While walking home from work one evening, Jeff Manning is struck by a car and killed. Two women fall to pieces at the news: his wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish. Reeling from her loss, Claire must comfort her grieving son as well as contend with funeral arrangements, well-meaning family members, and the arrival of Jeff’s estranged brother, who was her ex-boyfriend. Tish volunteers to attend the funeral on her company’s behalf, but only she knows the true risk of inserting herself into the wreckage of Jeff’s life.


The Romanov Conspiracy
by Glenn Meade
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DR. LAURA PAVLOV, an American forensic archaeologist, is about to unravel a mystery that promises to shed light on one of the twentieth century’s greatest enigmas. Digging on the outskirts of the present-day Russian city of Ekaterin­burg, where the Romanov royal family was executed in July 1918, Pavlov discovers a body perfectly preserved in the permafrost of a disused mine shaft.

The remains offer dramatic new clues to the disappearance of the Romanovs, and in particular their famous daughter, Princess Anastasia, whose murder has always been in question.


Nightmare Series Books 1 – 3
by David Longhorn, Scare Street
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This digital box set contains the first three books of the Nightmare series. Three novels of paranormal terror, guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.

Thrust into a battle against forces beyond their comprehension, the production team soon find themselves locked in a struggle for survival that reaches far beyond the crumbling old manor house.

An ancient evil has been unleashed on the English countryside. Known as The Interlopers, these sinister invaders from another dimension live among us. And they have only one goal.


Virgo
by Mari Silva
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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If you want to learn about the Virgo zodiac sign, then keep reading… Have you been questioning particular aspects of yourself lately? Do others accuse you of being confusing or complicated? Do you contradict yourself so often that you don’t even know what you think anymore?

This book will give you in-depth information on who the stars say you are, granting you a much-needed understanding of yourself and others:

Discover the fascinating facts of how Astrology works.
Explore the different seasons of the Virgo life.
Learn the best ways to understand and handle Virgo children.
Discover and understand the lesser-known aspects of the Virgo horoscope.
Learn how to navigate emotional relationships with a Virgo.
Understand the intricacies of typical Virgo behavior.
And much more.


Deadly Cross
by James Patterson
Rating: 3.5 #ad

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A BRAND NEW RELEASE at REGULAR PRICE. Kay Willingham led a life as glamorous as it was public-she was a gorgeous Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and the ex-wife of the vice president. So why was she parked in a Bentley convertible idling behind a DC private school, in the middle of the night, with the man who was the head of that school? Who shot them both, point blank, and why? The shocking double homicide is blazed across the internet, TV, newspapers — and across Alex Cross’s mind. Kay had been his patient once. And maybe more.

While John Sampson of DC Metro Police investigates the last movements of Christopher Randall, the educator killed along with Kay Willingham, detective Alex Cross and FBI special agent Ned Mahoney find unanswered questions from Willingham’s past, before she arrived in DC and became known in DC society as someone who could make things happen.

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Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

Mums and Mayhem
by Amanda Flower
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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A famous fiddler has been kilt. A magic garden’s left to wilt. Does Fiona Knox’s father hold the guilt? Will florist Fiona’s blood be spilt?

World-famous fiddle player Barley McFee arrives in blustery Bellewick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, for a grand homecoming concert organized by jeweler Bernice Brennan. Fiona Knox, owner of the Climbing Rose Flower Shop, is starting to regret volunteering to help with the concert. Bernice is an exacting taskmaster, and Fiona has enough tension dealing with her parents, who have traveled from Tennessee to visit Fi and her younger sister, Isla, and to reveal a secret about Fi’s birth. But when Barley is found dead in his trailer during the concert’s intermission, and his death is shockingly tied to Fiona’s father, Fiona discovers there are more secrets surrounding her family than she realized.

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(A Magic Garden Mysteries)


4:50 from Paddington
by Agatha Christie
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For an instant the two trains ran side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth McGillicuddy stared helplessly out of her carriage window as a man tightened his grip around a woman’s throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Mrs. McGillicuddy’s friend Jane Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there are no other witnesses, no suspects, and no case – for there is no corpse, and no one is missing.

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Life Untenable
by Chris Lofts
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Enigmatic artist Pandora Strafer and her hated brother Tobin share a terrible secret. Pan is desperate to guard the truth which threatens to destroy everything she’s worked for.

But Tobin suspects she knows something more. The problem is, she isn’t talking. Yet. Fuelled by desperation and drug-induced paranoia he pulls Pan from her reclusive life of creativity and into his sinister world.

Pan hits back with the only weapon she has: her art. She has the time, the talent and the opportunity.
All she needs is the killer instinct. Or does she?


Hellfire
by John Gilstrap
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For hostage rescue specialist Jonathan Grave, every mission is a matter of life or death. But he faces his most personal challenge yet when two boys are abducted while being driven to Resurrection House, the school Jonathan founded as a sanctuary for children of incarcerated parents. The boys were entrusted to Jonathan’s care. Now they’re missing. It’s time to fight fire with fire . . .

The boys’ mom, Connie Kendall, is awaiting trial on drug smuggling charges. Prosecutors want her to testify against the brutal Cortez Cartel to help bring down their ruthless operations. If she cooperates, she’ll get an easier sentence. But with her kids in the grip of the cartel, her lips are sealed.

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(A Jonathan Grave Thriller Mysteries)


Dancing Queen
by Timothy Glass
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Lakewood Police Department has assigned Detective Connor Maxwell; one of the most baffling investigations of his career: an unsolved abduction and missing person, leaving a cold trail and scattered clues to follow across the country.

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(A Jonathan Grave Thriller Mysteries)


Last Girl Standing
by Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush
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At Bristol High they were an elite clique known as the Five Firsts: Amanda, Bailey, Carmen, Delta and Zora . . . ABCD & Z. They could have accepted their classmate, Emmy, as “E”, but with her bookish disposition and her embarrassing status of scholarship student to boot, they rejected her and chose wealthy Zora instead.

At a pre-graduation party just before the end of senior year, Lance Ventura, the hottest guy in school, falls down an embankment toward the river and is barely rescued in time to save his life. One of the Five Firsts, Carman, rushes to save him, but isn’t so lucky. Her sudden death causes a community to mourn and rumors of foul play to swirl, but the tragedy is ruled an accident.


the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes
by Diane McGyver
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She reserved the most convenient lies for herself.

Mary Lola Barnes has everything: a loving husband, two wonderful grown children, good friends and a lovely home. She has no business asking for more. It doesn’t matter if she feels something is missing. She’s just being silly. After all, what could she ask for? When new friends enter her world, she’s ill prepared for the harsh light that shines on the imperfections in her life. It reveals the emptiness she refuses to acknowledge.


The Boy
by Tami Hoag
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When Detective Nick Fourcade enters the home of Genevieve Gauthier outside the sleepy town of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana, the bloody crime scene that awaits him is both the most brutal and the most confusing he’s ever seen. Genevieve’s seven-year-old son, KJ, has been murdered by an alleged intruder, yet Genevieve is alive and well. Meanwhile, Nick’s wife, Detective Annie Broussard, sits with the grieving Genevieve. A mother herself, Annie understands the devastation this woman is going through, but as a detective she’s troubled: Who would murder a child and leave the only witness behind?


Sisters of the Mist
by Eric Wilder
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When French Quarter detective Wyatt Thomas is awakened from a dark dream by his cat Kisses, he witnesses an eerie funeral procession from the balcony of his Chartres Street apartment. Riding in the limousine ahead of a hearse is his former lover, Desire Vallee. It’s the first time he’s seen her since she became a nun and entered a convent. Now, Desire’s skin is ashen, her long hair turned ghostly white. Realizing Desire is in grave danger Wyatt—his only clue an antique pendant with pictures of Desire and her deceased twin sister Dauphine—sets out to rescue her.

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The Lost Girls of Devon
by Barbara O’Neal
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It’s been years since Zoe Fairchild has been to the small Devon village of her birth, but the wounds she suffered there still ache. When she learns that her old friend and grandmother’s caretaker has gone missing, Zoe and her fifteen-year-old daughter return to England to help.

Zoe dreads seeing her estranged mother, who left when Zoe was seven to travel the world. As the four generations of women reunite, the emotional pain of the past is awakened. And to complicate matters further, Zoe must also confront the ex-boyfriend she betrayed many years before.


The First Time I Saw You
by Lorhainne Eckhart
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Like his parents Andy and Laura Friessen, Gabriel knows what it means to face an impossible situation. What he doesn’t realize when he puts up an ad looking for a roommate he never expects to meet a down on her luck gorgeous single mom with a meddling family, a crazy ex-boyfriend, and enough chemistry between them to heat a county. The only problem is she doesn’t believe in happily ever after and sees falling in love as a mistake only fools make. But Gabriel can’t stop thinking about her, wanting her, and is determined to show her the road to love isn’t as dangerous as she believes.

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Monday’s Mystery eBooks

In The Beginning, There Was a Murder
by P.C. James
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A secret liaison. A violent murder. Can one woman solve the crime without joining the body count?

Northern England, 1953. Pauline Riddell has grand ambitions for her future at the armament factory. So, when her closest workmate reveals a salacious affair with a married man, Pauline refuses to risk her career by listening to the scandal. But she’s shaken to her core when the police arrive with news of her best friend’s homicide.

Desperate for justice, Pauline’s insistent poking into the investigation only makes her the prime suspect. And now to clear her name, she must unravel a web of deadly clues entangling her in a sinister plot. Can Pauline catch the killer before they strike again?


Kana Cold: Case of the Shinigami
by KC Hunter
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A young girl is haunted by a Death God. Her only hope is a rum-drinking, bar-fighting paranormal investigator with a bad attitude…

After dropping out of Harvard, Kana Cold started a business as a paranormal investigator. Most of her cases were hoaxes, much to Kana’s disappointment, until one case involving a little girl and her powerful demon–a Death God–opened the door to the real Paranormal Underground… changing Kana’s life forever.

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Sinister
by Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush, Rosalind Noonan
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As fear and distrust spread through Prairie Creek, soon all the Dillingers, and those closest to them, are targets—and suspects. A killer has been honing his skill, feeding his fury, and waiting for the moment when the Dillingers come home—to die . . .

In Blood Ira Dillinger, the family’s wealthy patriarch, has summoned his children home for his upcoming wedding. Eldest son, Colton, and his siblings don’t approve of their father’s gold-digging bride-to-be. But someone is making his displeasure felt in terrifying ways, setting fires just like in the past. Only this time, there will be no survivors.

Will Be Rewarded Twenty years ago, a fire ravaged the Dillinger family’s old homestead, killing Judd Dillinger and crippling his girlfriend. Most people blamed a serial arsonist who’d been seen around town. But strange things are happening in Prairie Creek, Wyoming, again. A Killer’s Patience

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Stranded
by Rosalind Tate
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A modern girl. A door to the past. No way back. When Sophie Arundel falls through a hidden portal into 1925, she assumes she’s dreaming.

Except she isn’t. Then the portal disappears. Mysteriously invited to stay in a grand house, Sophie must navigate high-stakes rules to find a wealthy suitor. But that’s the least of her problems.

History is unfolding differently in this England. Millions are starving, desperate and angry. When Sophie’s soulmate is attacked by a baying mob and his life ebbs away… Can Sophie save him?


Just Try to Stop Me
by Gregg Olsen
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Kendall Stark and Birdy Waterman return in a twisted serial killer thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If You Tell.

Seduction. Mind control. Murder. These are the weapons that have made Brenda Nevins one of the most wanted—and feared—criminals in the world. Now the notorious serial killer has escaped from prison and is plotting her revenge. Using innocent young women as bait, she will lure her unsuspecting victims into her trap. This time, sheriff’s detective Kendall Stark and forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman won’t be able to stop her. The killing will be filmed. The feed will be live. And the blood will be streaming . . .

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Tragedy at Silver Creek
by Belinda G. Buchanan
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Guilt is a powerful thing, and former deputy Jack Collins is mired in it. Unable to forget the events that have taken place in the town he was sworn to protect, he feels as if he is slowly drowning as he tries to cope with the aftermath of a serial killer’s reign of terror, as well as his new – and unwanted – job as chief of police.

When the body of a young woman, having the same puncture wounds as the serial killer’s previous victims, is discovered, Jack must determine if this is a copycat crime or the work of a possible accomplice – either of which – could put the killer’s only surviving victim in grave danger…

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No One Is Perfect
by Ron Smith
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Thirty years before the O.J. Simpson case, America was fascinated by another “trial of the century”. Jacques Mossler, a prominent financier, was brutally murdered in his Key Biscayne apartment. Suspicion quickly fell upon Melvin Lane Powers, the shady nephew of Mossler’s wife, Candace. When investigators discovered that “Candy and Mel” were carrying on an incestuous love affair, the pair were charged with the crime.

The Miami trial featured the legendary defense attorney, Percy Foreman, whose outrageous tactics created a number of memorable moments. A colorful parade of prosecution witnesses shared tales of recruiting hit men, and the unusual relationship between the glamorous aunt and her nephew.


The Bloodline
by Lorhainne Eckhart
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From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart comes THE BLOODLINE, a big family romance series that will rock your world.

Andy Friessen has two guarantees in his life:

1. His wife Laura, and his children are safe from the control of his family.
2. A safety deposit box holds evidence that could blow his mother’s world apart.

But nothing is ever simple or easy, until one night tragedy strikes, yanking the rug from under him. This time, secrets and lies could destroy the solid foundation he’s built for his family.

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