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The Purified

The Purified


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Montana Wylde, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, has been on her own since she was seventeen. For the past eight years, she's split her time between law school and the luxury call-girl service she founded with best friend Suzette Peterson. She's about to take the bar exam when Suzette vanishes and Montana must put her dream of the law on hold.

Montana seeks help from the NYPD, but they're apathetic, and focused on finding the "Church Murderer" -- a serial killer who tortures streetwalkers to death and then displays their bodies in city churches. So she teams up with Tom O'Malley, a former homicide cop turned private investigator.

Montana and O'Malley discover well-hidden aspects of Suzette's life that leads to the highest levels of city government. They begin to believe that her disappearance may be part of a cover-up.

But then Suzette's tortured body turns up in a church convincing the NYPD that she is another victim of the Church Murderer. Montana and O'Malley have their doubts and decide to continue their own investigation. And as they dig deeper, Montana realizes she is being watched ...

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998434117
Publisher: Nothing Ventured Press
Publication date: 02/26/2017
Series: A Montana Wylde Mystery , #1
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Melinda Tyler's story is one of triumph over adversity. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, after leaving home for the angry punk rock scene, she became involved in the sex industry. She eventually hit a tough bottom, left the sex business, and earned both undergraduate and advanced degrees in psychology.

Melinda's unique background gives her a rare perspective on high and low ends of the sex industry, as well as those who fall prey to its allure. Her personal experiences, as well as her training in psychology helped in creating The Purified.

Melinda and her husband divide their time between Boston and San Francisco. She is working on The Deceived, the second novel in the Montana Wylde mystery series.

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