Agnes Hahn At the age of four Agnes Hahn went to live with her great-aunts Gert and Ella. Now Gert is deceased and Ella is in a care home in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. Agnes’s life is mundane, her work at the animal shelter routine. And then she is arrested for a string of unimaginably heinous murders. Reporter Jason Powers is covering the murders, but he has more than newspaper copy in mind; this case has best seller potential. He soon uncovers a tangle of Hahn family secrets, and one both shocks and intrigues him: Agnes has a twin. Just when Powers is breaking through Ella’s dementia to put together the puzzle behind the carnage, Ella is murdered by another of the family secrets: Gert and Ella’s brother, Eddie. Then Eddie is murdered with clear fingerprint evidence implicating Agnes. When Powers unearths the final family secret, he also answers a nagging question: Why did the aunts take only Agnes thirty years ago? Imola Agnes Hahn is a serial killer. She murders and mutilates men for sexual thrills just to even the score. When Agnes was a child, her abusive father molested and killed her twin sister, Lilin. Agnes watched, vulnerable and horrified, while her counterpart suffered and paid the ultimate price for defenseless innocence. That was the end of one existence but the beginning of another. Within the sequestered confines of Imola, a treacherous mental institution where patients prowl like deprived predators, Lilin poses no further danger to society. Afflicted by dissociative identity disorder, Agnes believes she is no one. Lilin wants all men to die. Jason Powers comprehends the agony Agnes endures behind the walls of Imola. A reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle, he cracked the case that brought Lilin into custody. Against all reason, Jason adores Agnes, a gentle, sensual woman in the clutches of a violent personality she cannot control. Then Lilin escapes, dictating Agnes’s every move, ready to kill again. Only Jason has sufficient knowledge to intervene and prevent the slaying of the helpless victims Lilin will dismember in her bloody rampage. In the process, he must risk his own life to save the woman he loves from herself. Anna Louise Lucia Romantic Suspense Bundle Anna Louise Lucia brings you Night Owl Romance best suspense/mystery romancenominated Run Among Thorns and the sequel, Dangerous Lies. Run Among Thorns In a crisis moment, Jenny Waring did something exceptional. Now the authorities want to know how and why she killed three armed men. Kier McAllister’s job is to break Jenny Waring to find out how she could take out the bad guys like a seasoned agent. McAllister thinks he’s in control, but the balance of power is shifting. It’s not his job to care about how he achieves his goal. Yet Jenny’s accusing eyes are starting to hold the whole world for him, and that isn’t good at all. Not when the people he works for aren’t about to leave her alone. She started out being his job. Will she wind up being his redemption?
About the Author
Richard Satterlie is a professor of marine biology at the University of North Carolina and has been a Fulbright Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow. He is the author of many scientific articles, as well as the novel Phoenix. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.