She left town to save a life. Now she’s back to avenge a death.
Years ago, Samantha Goode was driven away from love, her family, and her past. Now the Texas Ranger is back in Crystal Creek for her estranged grandmother’s funeral, even though it means coming face to face with everything, and everyone, she’d left behind. Whena brutal murder shatters her world, Sam is determined to stay until she solves it. Soon she’s knee-deep in suspects, including the family of the man she once loved but was forced to betray.
Rancher Clayton Barnett will do anything to keep his autistic younger brother out of an institution, including sidelining his life to work for their powerful, manipulative father. When tragedy brings Sam back into his life, instead of rekindling their romance, Clay finds himself embroiled in a dangerous murder investigation.
Will old secrets pull Sam and Clay apart once more, or can they rise above their past? And with a ruthless killer on the loose, will Sam’s hard-earned Ranger skills be enough to ensure that Goode triumphs over evil?
Praise for Goode Over Evil
"Meet the exciting new voice in action-packed romance. Leslie Marshman delivers a fast-paced, well-plotted story infused with intense family drama and chilling small town secrets." – Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Goode Over Evil has everything a reader could want: a tough-as-nails, thoroughly believable female Texas Ranger who refuses to be defined by the opinion of the small town that once shunned her, the son of her worst enemy, who's never gotten over the poor girl who left him cold, and a murder mystery with a twist that left me gasping. With her fast pacing and characters who'll make you laugh, cry, and fall in love, Leslie Marshman's debut marks her as an author to watch!” – Colleen Thompson, Author of The Off Season, Montlake Romance
“A kickass Texas Ranger, an old flame, and a murder. You don’t want to miss Leslie Marshman’s debut novel, Goode Over Evil. Leslie Marshman is a new author on the rise to stardom. Her debut novel, Goode Over Evil is romantic, riveting, and wowing. Characters you’ll care about, and a plot that keeps you glued to the page. – Christie Craig, New York Times Bestselling author of the Texas Justice series
Goode Over Evil
Best book I’ve read in a long time. It has everything-romance, murder, and action!
Average at best
I don’t know why this book has anything close to 5 stars. It’s not unreadable, but it’s not great by any means either. The character development is lacking, I had so many questions about their past and their lives outside there current moment. It’s suppose to be a thriller/mystery and I was never on the edge of my seat. Everything always worked out, things just went right so easily and too soon. The writing was average at best, and the story line too. I already bought the second book but I don’t think I’ll be reading it. At least not anytime soon.