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Ties That Bind (Detective Madison Knight Series)

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Three victims. One method. One motive.

Grab a badge and a gun and strap in for a ride that’s “full of suspense from the beginning to the end…” (Readers Abode). When dead bodies start piling up, Detective Madison Knight suspects that her city has a serial killer—but the quest for justice isn’t going to be an easy one. Everyone—including her own partner, her sergeant, and the police chief—are working against her. 

“Arnold has written one of the best female cops that I’ve ever read… Madison is just one of those characters that will stay with you.” –Harlie’s Books

A woman is found strangled in her bed, and Detective Madison Knight doesn’t think it’s anything more than an isolated incident. But when another woman’s body is discovered in a park, killed with the same brand of neckties, she can’t ignore the similarities between the two murders. Still, it’s not until a third victim surfaces that Madison really starts to fear the worst: the city of Stiles just may have a serial killer.

Catching the murderer isn’t going to be easy, though. She’s facing pressure from the sergeant and the chief to close the case—even if it means putting an innocent man behind bars—and a partner who is more interested in saving his marriage than doing his job. If there’s justice to be had, Madison may have to go this alone.

Ties that Bind is a fast-paced crime novel with twists and turns you’ll never see coming. Perfect for fans of the police procedural genre and authors such as James Patterson, Michael Connelly, and JD Robb. Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation! Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like thousands of readers have done before you. It doesn’t matter if this is the first book you’re reading in the Detective Madison Knight series or not; all the books stand alone!

What readers say about Ties that Bind:

★★★★★ “A good detective story with lots of twists and turns to an unexpected ending.”
★★★★★ “This is one heck of a mystery!”
★★★★★ “Brace yourself for the ending! I didn’t see that one coming.”
★★★★★ “I loved Madison Knight and her sassy dialogue.”
★★★★★ “I found myself unable to stop reading this book.”
★★★★★ “A must-read for the mystery fan.”
★★★★★ “So many twists and turns I never saw the ending coming!”
★★★★★ “A solid police procedure mystery.”
★★★★★ “If you like true suspense, this is a book to read.”
★★★★★ “Like watching an award-winning police drama in my mind.”
★★★★★ “Intriguing, suspenseful, and full of surprises!”
★★★★★ “Well-written and researched on police procedures.”
★★★★★ “It was very difficult to set this book aside to do something else.”
★★★★★From the moment I began reading this book, I was hooked.”
★★★★★ “The ending caught me by surprise.”

Editorial Reviews for Ties That Bind 

“Arnold had me hooked from the very first page of Ties That Bind and the reason for that was Madison Knight. Madison is an unconventional and feisty heroine and from her first appearance, grumpily eating a chocolate bar for breakfast, I adored her. In addition to a cast of believable characters, Arnold has created a plot that is both exciting and gritty. The twists and turns of the novel are often unexpected and I had no idea how the novel was going to turn out. All I knew was that I couldn’t wait to find out and consequently found myself unable to put the book down. I would recommend this novel to anyone who likes an unpredictable and consuming crime novel. I am so pleased that Madison Knight is part of a series because I can’t wait to read the next one.”
—E.L. Lindley, Author of Don’t Look Back


“A great read for those who enjoy detective novels… it made me stop and think. I love books like that.”
—Lorena Angell, Author of the Unaltered Series


“There were some very twisted but brilliant clues left… Arnold kept me completely absorbed with the action, as well as the dialog between characters, while reading this book. If you like crime dramas, police procedurals and suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat thrillers with a strong-willed, intense female lead, you have got to read this book! You won’t be disappointed. I highly recommend.”
—Sandy Wolters, Author of Rock Star Series 


“Usually it’s hard for me to read cop books without picking them apart but once I started this one I couldn’t put it down. Ties That Bind was more realistic than anything I’ve ever read and for the entire book I felt like it was me. The way Carolyn wrote Madison describes me and the way I work and even my personal life to a t. I have never felt more connected to a character. Thank you for creating something so real.”
—Deputy Rebecca Hendrix, LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department, Poteau, Oklahoma


“I related to this story immediately. It is truly believable in its writing as it is vivid. I felt a kinship with the main character and that continued throughout the story. Well written and I am looking forward to more in the series. Highly recommended.”
—Richard Goodship, Police Officer and Forensic Investigator (Ret.), Ontario, Canada


“Coming from an author that is not in Law Enforcement, I was extremely impressed by the amount of research she must have done. From the needed sugar rush to put her emotions in order to view a murder scene to the tenuous and stressful relationships with the Brass Bosses, this book was dead on.”
—Stacy Eaton, Police Investigator and Certified Crime Scene Investigator, Pennsylvania, United States


“I thrive on rich characters and Ties That Bind  did a superb job of capturing the law enforcement partner relationship.”
—Kevin Johnson, Sergeant (Ret.), Minneapolis, MN

Book Details for Ties That Bind

Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: Detective Madison Knight Series, Book 1
Genres: Hard-Boiled, Mystery, Detective, Police Procedural
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Year: 2011
Length: 264 pages

ASIN: B00534KMQK
Print ISBNs: (4 x 7) 978-1-988064-09-3, (5 x 8) 978-1-988064-10-9, (6 x 9) 978-1-988353-06-7

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Madison Knight and a police car silhouette with light flashing. Stiles Police Detective badge with yellow tape - POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.TM

Ties That Bind (Detective Madison Knight Series)

Ties that Bind by Carolyn Arnold jogger’s feet on asphalt surface with police tape over it faded over an image of a check pattern tie

Three victims. One method. One motive.

4-Stars-for-Books-SmallRating 4.1 stars*

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$2.99 USD e-book

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Grab a badge and a gun and strap in for a ride that’s “full of suspense from the beginning to the end…” (Readers Abode). When dead bodies start piling up, Detective Madison Knight suspects that her city has a serial killer—but the quest for justice isn’t going to be an easy one. Everyone—including her own partner, her sergeant, and the police chief—are working against her. 

“Arnold has written one of the best female cops that I’ve ever read… Madison is just one of those characters that will stay with you.” –Harlie’s Books

A woman is found strangled in her bed, and Detective Madison Knight doesn’t think it’s anything more than an isolated incident. But when another woman’s body is discovered in a park, killed with the same brand of neckties, she can’t ignore the similarities between the two murders. Still, it’s not until a third victim surfaces that Madison really starts to fear the worst: the city of Stiles just may have a serial killer.

Catching the murderer isn’t going to be easy, though. She’s facing pressure from the sergeant and the chief to close the case—even if it means putting an innocent man behind bars—and a partner who is more interested in saving his marriage than doing his job. If there’s justice to be had, Madison may have to go this alone.

Ties that Bind is a fast-paced crime novel with twists and turns you’ll never see coming. Perfect for fans of the police procedural genre and authors such as James Patterson, Michael Connelly, and JD Robb. Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation! Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like thousands of readers have done before you. It doesn’t matter if this is the first book you’re reading in the Detective Madison Knight series or not; all the books stand alone!

What readers say about Ties that Bind:

★★★★★ “A good detective story with lots of twists and turns to an unexpected ending.”
★★★★★ “This is one heck of a mystery!”
★★★★★ “Brace yourself for the ending! I didn’t see that one coming.”
★★★★★ “I loved Madison Knight and her sassy dialogue.”
★★★★★ “I found myself unable to stop reading this book.”
★★★★★ “A must-read for the mystery fan.”
★★★★★ “So many twists and turns I never saw the ending coming!”
★★★★★ “A solid police procedure mystery.”
★★★★★ “If you like true suspense, this is a book to read.”
★★★★★ “Like watching an award-winning police drama in my mind.”
★★★★★ “Intriguing, suspenseful, and full of surprises!”
★★★★★ “Well-written and researched on police procedures.”
★★★★★ “It was very difficult to set this book aside to do something else.”
★★★★★From the moment I began reading this book, I was hooked.”
★★★★★ “The ending caught me by surprise.”

Editorial Reviews for Ties That Bind 

“Arnold had me hooked from the very first page of Ties That Bind and the reason for that was Madison Knight. Madison is an unconventional and feisty heroine and from her first appearance, grumpily eating a chocolate bar for breakfast, I adored her. In addition to a cast of believable characters, Arnold has created a plot that is both exciting and gritty. The twists and turns of the novel are often unexpected and I had no idea how the novel was going to turn out. All I knew was that I couldn’t wait to find out and consequently found myself unable to put the book down. I would recommend this novel to anyone who likes an unpredictable and consuming crime novel. I am so pleased that Madison Knight is part of a series because I can’t wait to read the next one.”
—E.L. Lindley, Author of Don’t Look Back


“A great read for those who enjoy detective novels… it made me stop and think. I love books like that.”
—Lorena Angell, Author of the Unaltered Series


“There were some very twisted but brilliant clues left… Arnold kept me completely absorbed with the action, as well as the dialog between characters, while reading this book. If you like crime dramas, police procedurals and suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat thrillers with a strong-willed, intense female lead, you have got to read this book! You won’t be disappointed. I highly recommend.”
—Sandy Wolters, Author of Rock Star Series 


“Usually it’s hard for me to read cop books without picking them apart but once I started this one I couldn’t put it down. Ties That Bind was more realistic than anything I’ve ever read and for the entire book I felt like it was me. The way Carolyn wrote Madison describes me and the way I work and even my personal life to a t. I have never felt more connected to a character. Thank you for creating something so real.”
—Deputy Rebecca Hendrix, LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department, Poteau, Oklahoma


“I related to this story immediately. It is truly believable in its writing as it is vivid. I felt a kinship with the main character and that continued throughout the story. Well written and I am looking forward to more in the series. Highly recommended.”
—Richard Goodship, Police Officer and Forensic Investigator (Ret.), Ontario, Canada


“Coming from an author that is not in Law Enforcement, I was extremely impressed by the amount of research she must have done. From the needed sugar rush to put her emotions in order to view a murder scene to the tenuous and stressful relationships with the Brass Bosses, this book was dead on.”
—Stacy Eaton, Police Investigator and Certified Crime Scene Investigator, Pennsylvania, United States


“I thrive on rich characters and Ties That Bind did a superb job of capturing the law enforcement partner relationship.”
—Kevin Johnson, Sergeant (Ret.), Minneapolis, MN

Book Details for Ties That Bind

Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: Detective Madison Knight Series, Book 1
Genres: Hard-Boiled, Mystery, Detective, Police Procedural
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Year: 2011
Length: 264 pages

ASIN: B00534KMQK
Print ISBNs: (4 x 7) 978-1-988064-09-3, (5 x 8) 978-1-988064-10-9, (6 x 9) 978-1-988353-06-7

*Rating based on Amazon.com.

Other Books in the Detective Madison Knight Series

Justified by Carolyn Arnold blood spattered money on a green background

Justifed

Sacrifice by Carolyn Arnold winter scene, water and snow with necklace and pendent engraved with CC on a blue gray background

Sacrifice

Found Innocent by Carolyn Arnold image of a man's boot on a shovel being pushed into the ground on a orange background

Found Innocent

Just Cause by Carolyn Arnold woman holding a pistol pointed at you and a police car silhouette with flashing lights on a midnight blue background

Just Cause

Deadly Impulse by Carolyn Arnold Stripper over an image of a dark alley with a dumpster on a dark teal background

Deadly Impulse

In the Line of Duty by Carolyn Arnold badge with morning band covering the middle of the badge resting on a rippled US flag.

In the Line of Duty

Power Struggle by Carolyn Arnold, a man and woman in a standoff on a city street at night.

Power Struggle

Shades of Justice by Carolyn Arnold, House obscured by snow storm

Shades of Justice

Life Sentence by Carolyn Arnold good looking couple in front of a mansion with flames coming up from the bottom on a forest green background

Life Sentence

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