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Detective Amanda Steele stops just inside the doorway, recognizing the victim’s face instantly. He seems so vulnerable in death; soft, human, even harmless. But she can never forget the evil he has inflicted. Her heart is hammering as she remembers her precious daughter, with her red curls and infectious laugh, and how she was lowered into that little grave…
It’s been five years since Detective Amanda Steele’s life was derailed in the path of an oncoming drunk driver. The small community of Dumfries, Virginia, may have moved on from the tragic deaths of her husband and daughter, but Amanda cannot. When the driver who killed her family is found murdered in a motel room, she can’t keep away from the case.
Fighting her sergeant to be allowed to work an investigation with such a personal connection to her, Amanda is in a race to prove that she can uncover the truth. But the more she digs into the past of the man who destroyed her future, the more shocking discoveries she makes. And when Amanda finds the link between a silver bracelet in his possession and the brutal unsolved murder of a young exotic dancer, she realizes she’s caught up in something darker than she ever imagined and suspects that more girls could be in danger.
But as Amanda edges toward the truth, she gets closer to a secret as personal as it is deadly. Amanda has stumbled upon a dangerous killer, and she must face some terrible truths in order to catch this killer – and save his next victim as she couldn’t save her own daughter…
A gripping, page-turning thriller full of mystery and suspense. Perfect for fans of Rachel Caine, Lisa Regan and Robert Dugoni.
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Detective Amanda Steele Series
Gritty. Raw. Unapologetic.
Immersive crime fiction for fans who love their mysteries set in a small town and hard-boiled to perfection. From the murder scene to the morgue, interrogation of suspects and following down leads, you’ll feel like you’re part of the investigation. Realistic and complex characters, accurate police procedures and forensics paired with tight, serious writing make these books read more like true crime than fiction. Meet Homicide Detective Amanda Steele with the Prince William County Police Department in Woodbridge, Virginia. She’s smart, motivated, and real. Her tragic past has her claiming to be no one’s mentor, but she’s more hero than she thinks.
It’s always recommended that you start a series from the beginning, but you could read the books on their own or out of order. Installments include: The Little Grave, book 2 coming April 2021, book 3 coming Fall 2021.
Profanity: Mild with the odd slip to moderate
Graphic Violence: Mild to moderate
Food and drink pairing: A barbecued steak, cooked tender and juicy, with a whiskey or a black coffee.
Genre of music or songs you might find on Amanda’s playlist or that suit her: “One Night Standards” by Ashley McBryde
REVIEWS ARE IN
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Carolyn Arnold’s newest series opens with a heart-pounding mystery with a less than perfect detective… Amanda is a character that evokes sympathy and respect. I can’t wait to read what happens next for her.” ~NetGalley Review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Great first book in a new series, and I’m now looking to get my hands on the rest…That was intense.” ~NetGalley Review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! Amanda Steele is one heck of a detective, and I cannot wait to see where Arnold takes her next!” ~NetGalley Review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Gripping mystery – hooked me from the beginning… Looking forward to the next book in the series.” ~NetGalley Review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I LOVED this book, fabulous characters and a great plot and storyline made this an engrossing page-turner and that ending, phew I didn’t see that coming at all!!! Can’t wait for the next in the series.” ~NetGalley Review