NOTE: This is a 25,000-word novella. There will be a new Brown and de Luca Novel, GIRL BLUE later in 2019.
“Shayne has hit the jackpot with the pairing of self-help author Rachel de Luca and Detective Mason Brown. …she is a master storyteller.”
–RT Book Reviews on
Innocent Prey, a Brown and de Luca Novel
Hey, I’m Rachel and just so you know up front, I’ve got a mouth on me. Not in public–when I can help it. Cussing is bad for the image of a bona fide guru of self-help, or that which I call “the bullsh*t I write.”
Only, I’m not so sure it’s bullsh*t, because in trying it out, I got my eyesight back after 20 years. Yeah, the corneal tissue came from a serial killer, and yeah, I started seeing his crimes. But still, eyesight.
I also have the hottest detective in the universe attached to my proverbial–and, okay, wider than I’d like–hip. I got his 2 nephews with the package and I couldn’t fu–freaking love Jeremy and Josh more if I was their mother, which I’m way too young to be.
That’s a lie, Rache. They’re twelve and eighteen. You’re thirty–
Don’t interrupt, Inner B*tch, I’m on a roll.
I also have my amazing bulldog, Myrtle. I understand her. She’s blind like I used to be.
And I got a little something extra with my cornea transplant. “It’s a blessing and a curse,” said the greatest TV detective ever.
Only my something extra was…let’s say down. And one of Josh’s sixth-going-into-seventh-grade pals has been kidnapped. The sick prick snatched him off his bicycle and left a note behind. “Wait for instructions.” Only none ever came.
What a time for my antennae to be out of whack! I wanted my stuff back.
So my wires are down, there’s a kid missing, I’m bathing in my pity pool, and things get worse. A big celebrity psychic shows up to help the cops find the missing kid. In my town.
So there’s all that. But I’m out of room, so…just get the book, and I’ll tell you the rest.
“This is page-turning, non-stop suspense at its finest.”
–RT Bookclub on
Deadly Obsession, A Brown and de Luca Novel
The Brown and de Luca Series
Sleep with the Lights On
Dream of Danger
Wake to Darkness
Customer ReviewsSee All
More Deluca please
I read this through the chapter installments from MS. Thought it was a great book for the series but a little short. I hoped by the time it would be published MS would have filled the book out more but she didn’t, bummer.
I hope there is going to be more in the Deluca series. I really love the characters and where they are heading as a family. I do enjoy the author, all though I am staying away from her scary stuff, like the gingerbread man, read the section at the back of this book on it and seems scary and stressful while well written.
I knocked a star off for the short length of this story.
I would recommend this series, I’ve reread them all many times and still enjoy the ride.