A twisty small-town mystery--with a killer ending!
Reporter Leah Nash is trying to keep her head down under the icy glare of her new boss at the Himmel Times Weekly. Then a local surgeon commits suicide, but his daughter insists he was murdered. No one is willing to help her prove it, until the hard-headed Leah-who has a soft spot for lost causes-steps in. Soon she's hunting a cunning killer who has no intention of stopping. But then, neither does Leah.
Fans of murder mysteries featuring strong female protagonists will enjoy following Leah Nash as she navigates storylines full of twists and turns. The mystery thriller series combines sharp dialogue, fast-paced plots and a recurring cast of characters who help, and sometimes hinder, Leah in her pursuit of the truth.
What Readers Are Saying ...
"Excellent book, superb writing, great plot lines, with rich characters that make you laugh out loud, and at times bawl your eyes out."
"This author's plotting is the very best I've read in a long time. The plot is finely written with twists & turns, characters that aren't way out there and unbelievable."
"This is the first book that I [have] read by this author, but it won't be the last. If you are looking for a good mystery, then this one is for you."
"This is the second Leah Nash book I've read, and I enjoyed both. The characters are realistic, the dialogue believable, the pace excellent."
About the Author
Her work and personal life have always revolved around words. She's been a reporter and managing editor at a small daily paper where she received a UPI first place award for investigative journalism and a Michigan Press Association first place award for enterprise/feature reporting. She's also taught composition at the university level, written advertising copy, radio ads, newsletters, press releases, speeches, web copy and memos. Lots and lots of memos. The first two volumes of the Leah Nash mystery series, Dangerous Habits and Dangerous Mistakes are available in kindle and paperback format. The third volume, Dangerous Places, is scheduled for publication in November 2016.
Susan lives in rural Michigan with her husband Gary, who is a man of action, not words.
Please visit her website at www.leahnashmysteries.com, or contact her directly at email@example.com. She'd love to hear from you.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A really complicated mystery – over plotted and WAY too long! This is the first book by Susan Hunter that I’ve read and it was good but in all the slow parts I just kept falling asleep – didn’t care for the ending at all – the problem with her Mom just gets left behind and is the lead on as to buying the next book and way, way, way too long!
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. On the other hand, I like to review books to let others know how I feel about them and would have provided the review anyway. I read this book without having read the previous book in the series. Although there were references to the previous adventure, they did not detract from the story at all, but rather enticed me to read the first book. This is the second book in the Leah Nash series. Susan Hunter's character, Leah Nash, is very believable. She has the same problems we all face on a day-to-day basis, with many added concerns due to her own curiosity and her job. The story starts a little slowly, but picks up quickly and has plenty of twists, turns, and unexpected events. Basically, the story of a lifetime drops into her lap and then complications start to stack up. Leah has her own phobias and unhappy, sometimes guilty memories that plague her on a regular basis. She has a basic distrust of her boss and that makes it harder to do a good job of investigative reporting. Her best friend is suddenly "distant" and often unavailable, which only complicates the situation. While juggling all of this, Leah is having to come to grips about how she really feels about her ex-husband and her best friend. Every step along the way is full of clues, some of which are valid and some of which are red herrings and I had a great time trying to determine which were which. The book is well written, but there are a couple of concerns I have; while reading a page, you can be in one place, talking with one character and in the next paragraph you are in a totally different location talking with someone else. There are also times when it is unclear who is "speaking" because of this type of writing. It becomes clear if you back up a few paragraphs and read from when the conversation started. (Minor issues, but they do slow the reading process.) Overall, a very enjoyable book and I heartily recommend it to cozy mystery lovers.