A domestic life thriller about an attractive young couple and their lives behind closed doors - a tale of abuse, keeping up appearances, and secrets . . .
Andi seems to be on top of the world - with a charming husband and a beautiful home. But one night on their way home after a charity event, Chad lashes out at his wife - and, for the first time, she strikes back. Chad’s body is dashed on the rocks below, while Andi is left in the driving rain, staring down into the inky darkness of the Atlantic Ocean. The community pulls together to support the grieving widow, unaware that the local sheriff has his own suspicions about what happened.
In her new role as widow, Andi struggles to regain her footing under the scrutiny of a determined detective, even as she questions herself what happened that fateful night. The stranglehold of Chad’s abuse continues to drag her down while she attempts to start a new life. After so many years of physical and emotional abuse, she’s broken - terrified of being alone, desperate for the safety of a relationship . . . no matter how self-destructive it might be. She discovers her husband led a secret life, one that threatens to destroy her even after his death.
As Andi unravels the threads of Chad’s deception, she finds herself caught up in the web he designed to ensnare her - fighting for her life.
Fatal Impulse is the first in an intriguing new mystery series, where each widow faces challenges that threaten to destroy her just as she begins to find her strength.
About the Author
Lori was born in Centralia, Missouri and now lives just a few miles from there with her husband on a small hobby farm. They manage the place for their Miniature Schnauzer and Miniature Beagle, and two cats. Though she appears to be a normal person, she has a bit of an obsession with Star Trek and is quite proud of her autograph collection. She is even prouder of her "marksman" qualification for shooting. During cold winter months, she enjoys crafting, especially scrapbooking. And, of course, she always has a book with her, so she can read whenever the opportunity arises. Her favorite part of her day is driving to and from work in her solar yellow Jeep Wrangler, named Daisy. Cutting through the country allows her to drive gravel roads and splash through mud puddles or snow drifts, depending on the time of year (bonus tip: don't wear white when you go through mud with your doors off). She always has a book or two in process - one at home, one at work, and one on her Nook for those got-a-spare-minute times. Her first book, Denim & Diamonds, was published in 2014, and her second, Fatal Impulse was published in 2015. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in several anthologies and in The Storyteller literary magazine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A great story that kept me interested till the very end.
The first chapter had me wanting to keep reading. Usually if I can't get interested in the story in the first chapter, I won't waste my time. This author got me right away. I want to read more mysteries from this author.