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Poking a sleeping bear with a sharp stick is foolish. Marty Edwards is about to be very foolish.  

Investigative reporter Marty Edwards has found her niche: cold cases. She loves poring over old notes, hunting down long-forgotten witnesses, and digging down through the layers of an unsolved murder case. But this time, Marty is digging where someone obviously doesn't want her. And that someone might also include the Brownsville Police Department. Why else would they assign Detective Kristen Bailey to baby-sit her? 

Barely surviving two attempts on her life, Marty abandons Brownsville and the case. Danger follows her as the case turns red-hot. With Detective Bailey along for protection, they race along the Gulf Coast, neither knowing who, if anyone, they can trust. The hardest part is learning to trust each other before it's too late for their hearts - and their lives.

©2009 Gerri Hill (P)2020 Tantor

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another great suspense

Gerri Hill is so great at suspense/romance stories and Abby Craden is wonderful again as the narrator

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  • Beatrice Sahagún
  • 2020-01-09

Author and Narrator never disappoint

The only bad thing about this book is that it wasn’t long enough!!! I never guessed who the bad guy was! Romantic scenes were steamy. Overall a great read.

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  • keishie23
  • 2020-01-12

Whoa! Wonderful book

I must say this book was so much fun and pulled at the old heart strings. Marty and Kristen chemistry 🧪 flowed naturally. The twist and turns of this particular mystery kept me on the edge of my seat. Abbey Craden did an amazing job as usual. Thanks Gerri!! On my way to get Storms ⛈

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-01-19

Loved!

This had me hooked from the first page. It was a great story from a brilliant writer; you should definitely check this one out.

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  • Angela Abercrombie
  • 2020-05-03

disappointing from Gerri Hill

Abby Craden is incredible as usual. But Gerri Hill was disappointing for this one. Predictable, unrealistic, and slow moving. Don't recommend.

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  • Mrs. NY
  • 2020-01-24

Good book!

Interesting plot and likeable characters. Gerri Hill always finds a way to create fantastic stories. And of course, the narrator did an excellent job bringing the characters and emotions alive. Highly recommended!

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  • IT
  • 2020-01-21

Love G. Hill thrillers & A. Craden elevates them!

I love this story. The characters felt grounded in not overly dramatic or angsty but human, flawed and real. The only issue that I can criticized is that Gerri Hill seems to have a pattern in which the main characters- SPOILER ALERT- have not deep ties nor are passionate about their careers. Maybe is a personal pet peeve because my career is such a defining and intrinsic part of my identity but it seems off that some many main characters can just shed that part of themselves and leave it behind.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-12-11

Excellent

Another great one ! Love the characters, the mystery, suspense and romance. A nice balance of all three.

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  • Tonya Kirkpatrick
  • 2020-11-30

Enjoyably dramatic.

I had a good time listening to it. the emotional depth was a little basic, but still solid. The character dynamic was pleasant. And as always I love this narrator.

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  • Dor
  • 2020-11-28

Scorpion

I just love Abby Craden’s voice as again she has made this story come to life. Gerri Hill’s writing and story telling never ceases to amaze me. Great story great listen.

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  • Towanda
  • 2020-11-17

Good One Again

gave a good fit to the storyline. I liked the action in the story, and the storyline wasn't predictable. For a minute, I thought Rico went back to his old ways.