Dead Stop

Dead Stop

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by Jamie Denton
     
 

He'll Earn Their Trust

The recording that lands on reporter Ainsley Brennan's desk bears no postmark and no return address, only an ominous label—"Day One"—and the agonized screams of a young woman. It's a sound Ainsley will never forget, and when a pretty coed's mutilated body is found in the nearby woods, she knows there's a connection. But

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He'll Earn Their Trust

The recording that lands on reporter Ainsley Brennan's desk bears no postmark and no return address, only an ominous label—"Day One"—and the agonized screams of a young woman. It's a sound Ainsley will never forget, and when a pretty coed's mutilated body is found in the nearby woods, she knows there's a connection. But convincing Serenity Heights' stubborn, sexy new deputy police chief, Beck Raines, that she's right is another matter.

Taste Their Fear

Nothing ever happens in Serenity Heights. That's precisely why Beck Raines transferred there from L.A.'s homicide division before the inevitable burnout set in. Now suddenly he's dealing with one dead freshman and another who has gone missing, not to mention a gorgeous, interfering reporter who's quickly becoming a professional and personal complication.

And Make Them Pay. . .

As the attraction between Beck and Ainsley spirals out of control, so does the danger. Someone is torturing and killing the town's brightest and most beautiful students–someone determined to make them suffer for their lives of privilege and success. With each grisly murder, the serial killer grows bolder, braver, and more brutal. And his next victim will be the most shocking—and personal—of all. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758210166
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

JAMIE DENTON surrendered a long time career as a legal assistant to pursue her passion for writing when she sold her first attempt at a contemporary romance to Harlequin Books four days before Christmas in 1994. Since then, this History and Humanities major has gone on to make the bestseller lists and win several notable awards, including a nomination for Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Harlequin Temptation from Romantic Times, back to back RITA nominations as well as a National Readers' Choice Award nomination for Best Erotic Romance.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
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Serenity Heights Sentinel reporter Ainsley Brennan is concerned with the package that she finds on her desk as there is no return address. The label on the tape inside says: 'Day One'. She plays the recording to hear tormented female screams. Not long after listening to the harrowing tape, the mutilated corpse of young woman is found in the woods.----------------- Ainsley tries to persuade deputy police chief Beck Raines that this is the beginning he reluctantly agrees. After burning out as a LAPD homicide detective, he came here for peace and quiet. Now he fears he is working a ritual serial killer case who has just stared with the murder of a freshman and he fears a second murder as another young woman has vanished. Worse he is attracted to the beautiful nosy Ainsley who he worries could be next.--------------- DEAD STOP is an exciting investigative romantic suspense starring two likable competitors falling in love. The subplot of a major conglomerate buying the local paper adds a touch of reality to the fine tale. The killer is somewhat typical of the sub-genre, as the culprit is in plain sight yet able to hide his psychopathic tendencies from everyone. Jamie Denton provides a fun to read police-procedural-journalist investigative romantic thriller as the predator is watching the ¿Bitch¿.--------- Harriet Klausner