A new life on the horizon. An old flame at the door. When a dead body turns up in the freezer, one woman's island lifestyle turns stormy…
Katie Connell's new life in St. Marcos is cruising right along. She’s got a restaurateur boyfriend, a singing venture with her best friend, and a new streak of sobriety. Even better, she’s purchased a rainforest home that came complete with a centuries-old house ghost. With her legal career well behind her, she's hopeful her new chapter will lead her to happiness.
But when a man from her past enters the picture, a murder in her boyfriend's restaurant and a child in need throw everything into chaos. Forced to choose between the spirited house that saved her and a man who may just be the love of her life, Katie almost yearns for the simpler dramas she faced as a lawyer. Can she make the right choice without slipping back into the destructive ways of the past?
Leaving Annalise is the second standalone book in the Katie trilogy and book #2 within the fast-paced What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like strong women, whirlwind twists, and satisfying love stories, then you’ll love USA Today best seller Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ tightly-woven mystery.
Buy Leaving Annalise to take a dramatic island ride today!
˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.
- USA Today Best Seller
- #1 Amazon Best Seller
- Top 50 Amazon Romantic Suspense and Mystery Author
- Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery
- USA Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction
- Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist
˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."
If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.
˃˃˃ The reviews for Katie are in, and they're good. Very, very good.
"Taut suspense." — Midwest Book Review
"Quick, entertaining read." — Kirkus Reviews
"Fantastic mystery." — Once Upon a Romance
˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Katie and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You romantic mysteries.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read and thoroughly enjoyed the first book, Saving Grace. It left me wanting to hear more about Katie, her life, her loves and what craziness is going to creep into her life next. This second book, Leaving Annalise, didn't fail to deliver! You can always find a character that is either "just like you" or someone you know, so it makes it easy to relate to her books. Katie is so likeable, but definitely not perfect. She has a fiery temper and a strange cleaning phobia/obsession. One reviewer stated "We get it, they're in love" but it isn't annoying or over the top to me, it's refreshing to read about a love like Katie and Nick have found. Who doesn't want a man who adores his wife and still gives her chills and butterflies. I'm eagerly awaiting the next book for the Katie & Annalise series!
I was looking forward to this sequel because I wanted to know more about the jumbie house, whether the heroine gets the hero or not, and the flavors and sounds that come alive in this book about island living, murder and mayhem, with a side of suspense and psychotic behavior. What's not to love? That being said, you should read Saving Grace (first book in series) first because that is where you are introduced to the wonderful, full bodied and sometimes zany characters. That is important. You want to know these people - they could be you or your best friend or your irritating neighbors - except living on a beautiful island. I found Leaving Annalise a perfect second book in this series, even better than the first one, and I really liked the first one!
I received this book free from the author in exchange for a review. I do not know her and this is an honest review. At first, I thought this was going to be a gushy romantic novel, not my genre. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It turned out to be a romantic suspense that I thoroughly enjoyed. Apparently so, as I writing this review at 3:00 in the morning which is the time I finished. It was very well written with lots of plot twists and action. The fact that it was written by a Texan with scenes from Texas made me enjoy it even further. I highly recommend this book!!! And, I look forward to reading others in this series.