USA Today Bestselling Author
What if the mother you thought had died, was alive and well and living fifty miles away?
Katie Bateman’s mother died years ago, or so she thought. That all changed the day a stranger came into her office asking her to find his missing wife, who looks an awful lot like her late mother. Katie, a little spooked by the resemblance, goes to her FBI friend, Jacob Donovan, whose father had been close friends with her mother and her uncle. Jacob chalks it up to someone who just looks like her mother. How could it be anyway? She was dead. Besides, Jacob is pre-occupied with a case where young girls are going missing and now turning up dead.
Katie starts to uncover some inconsistencies in her new client’s missing wife’s case. As she digs deeper, she finds a picture of Edward’s wife and it’s the exact same picture, the only picture, that Katie has of her late mother.
The closer Katie gets to finding Edward’s wife, her mother, the closer she comes to the final game. Edwards game.
Private Investigator Kate Bateman and her partner Jackson have a new client. His wife is missing but he hasn’t reported that to the police which is suspicious in itself. His reasoning is that he believes she is in the Lake George area and her relationship with her family isn’t a good one. She had changed her name because of that. Something that raises Kate’s hackles though is the photo he gives them, the woman shares a likeness to Kate’s deceased mother.
Kate’s Uncle Owen, has been out on parole for two years now. He was charged and convicted with her mother’s murder, even though no body was found and a lot of money is still missing. One of the first things we get to see is a break-in at Kate’s home.
There is another mystery playing out here as well, there have been a series of murders that look suspiciously like some from years ago by a perpetrator nicknamed the Doe Hunter. Agent Jacob Donovan is trying to link the cases so he can get the green light to pursue his theory, he’s also enlisting his partner Cameron Thatcher in looking for connections. He hears about the break-in at Kate’s from the office receptionist, it appears her boyfriend is the local officer on the scene.
Jacob is also Kate’s best friend and roommate, concerned about her since she shares some physical characteristics with the murdered girls.
This is a twisted, spellbinding mystery with edge of your seat suspense and a simmer to sizzle romance.
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Welcome to my World! I’m a USA Today Bestseller of Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, and Paranormal Romance.
I first started writing while carting my kids to one hockey rink after the other, averaging 170 games per year between 3 kids in 2 countries and 5 states. My first book, IN TWO WEEKS was originally published in 2007. In 2010 I helped form a publishing company (Cool Gus Publishing) with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer where I ran the technical side of the business through 2016.
I’m currently enjoying the next phase of my life…the empty NESTER! My husband and I spend our winters in Jupiter, Florida and our summers in Rochester, NY. We have three amazing children who have all gone off to carve out their places in the world, while I continue to craft stories that I hope will make you readers feel good and put a smile on your face.