by Ronnie Allen

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Aries by Ronnie Allen

Lying. Deception. Cover-ups. Anger. Revenge. Death. That's what happens when an Aries-obsessed killer combines black magick rituals, knives...and murder.

Samantha Wright, a rookie NYPD detective, gets her first case, a big one, by stumbling over the body while jogging in the park. Sam has a lot to prove, both to herself and to her new precinct, on this serial murder case involving fashion icons in NYC. Together with a rough around the edges BJJ fighter, forensic psychiatrist, Frank Khaos, Sam chases down leads through the five boroughs of NYC. As the bodies pile up, sparks fly and Sam and Frank, polar opposites, go from their dislike for each other to setting the sheets on fire. But their main suspect is hooked up to an IV in a hospital bed, so how has she pulled off five murders in seven days? And can Sam and Frank stop her before even more innocent lives are lost?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157623210
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Publication date: 01/22/2016
Series: The Sign Behind the Crime , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 380
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ronnie Allen is a New York City native, born and bred in Brooklyn New York, where she was a teacher in the New York City Department of Education for 33 years. As a New York State licensed School Psychologist, she was given the opportunity to be one of three educators to create a unit in her school for emotionally needy students. Her various roles included classroom teacher, staff developer, crisis intervention specialist, and mentor for teachers who were struggling. Always an advocate for the child, Ronnie carries this through as a theme in her novel Gemini, with the reader seeing the horrors of child abuse through the eyes of three characters.

In the early 1990s Allen began a journey into holistic healing and alternative therapies. She actually completed her PhD in Parapsychic Sciences in 2001, writing the dissertation when she was home for four months recuperating from being in a coma for 12 days. Medical science had given up on her and told her husband and son that she had less than a 2% chance of survival. Well surprise, surprise! Here she is! Definitely the survivor. And so are her characters!

Along the way, Allen has picked up many certifications. She is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner as well as a crystal therapist, Reiki practitioner, metaphysician, dream analyst and Tarot Master Instructor. She has taught workshops in New York City and in Central Florida where she now lives in all of these mediums both in person and online with the goal being to teach people how to make the mind body connection for their healing and personal growth.

Combining a love of the crime genre and her psychology background, with her alternative therapies experience, writing psychological thrillers is the perfect venue for her.

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Aries 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Rookie Samantha Wright starts her first day as a Detective with a bang! While on her daily run, she stumbles over the dead body of a fashion designer in the park. When another fashion designer's body is found murdered, Sam teams up with her new partner, Nick, and Forensic Psychiatrist Frank. There is just a little bit of everything in this oh-so-interesting book. To start with, there's an Aries-obsessed murderer, Spirit Guides, Wicca, Psychic ability. Then there's Black Magic, rituals, and knives. Throw in some Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and you get a story filled with Lies, Deception, Anger, Revenge, and Death. You also get a little romance, a little bondage, a little explicit sex. The secondary story is that of Frank's deceased wife. She was murdered 2 years prior and the person responsible has never been found. At one time, it was suspected that gang members were the culprits, but that has never been proven. The closer Sam, Nick, and Frank get to the truth, the more they feel the killer is closer than they thought. Very good mystery with a little paranormal thrown in. I liked the main characters .. they all seem to mesh very well. Samantha may strike the reader as a ditzy blonde ... but she is anything but. I hope she shows up in future stories by this author. Many thanks to the author who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.