The Deadly Caress
O. N. Stefan
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“Don’t miss this action-packed thriller. It set my heart pounding ‘till the very end.” (H. Howe)
Amanda Blake, a freelance photographer, tracks down her birth mother who is living in California. Hours after Amanda’s arrival, her mother is murdered.
Amanda, determined to discover her mother’s killer, returns to Australia to find the man who may know the killer’s identity. While visiting this man, she has to run for her life under a hail of bullets. Someone, will stop at nothing until she is dead.
If she thought things were bad enough, they are about to get much worse...
“This book moves at a brisk pace from the very beginning, Amanda meeting her mother Jean for the first time after many years. The backstory surfaces rapidly, Amanda adopted out in Australia when Jean was seventeen and penniless, but now a rich widow in California able to call them back together. It is a busy plot around diverse characters eyeing a huge inheritance while a murder takes place and suspicion is rife, giving investigators a puzzle to unravel. Your prose is clearcut and to the point in both narration and dialogue, making the story easy to follow. Thank you so much for the captivating read." (Beta reader)
"Bravo for a plot that grabs the reader! The characters are intriguing and in the early chapters you've stirred up enough suggestion of internal conflict for at least Amanda, and Dorian to make readers want to go deeper into their lives and individual situations." (Beta reader)