With Every Turn In The Case. . .
After moving from Los Angeles to Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, homicide detective Claire Morgan has at last adjusted to the peaceful rhythms of rural life. Until a grisly celebrity murder at an ultra-exclusive "wellness" resort shatters a quiet summer morning. . .
With Every Twist Of The Mind. . .
One of Dr. Nicholas Black's high-profile clients, a beautiful young soap opera star, has been found dead, taped to a chair at a fully set table. . .submerged in the lake. Back in L.A., Claire investigated the rich, famous, and the deadly--but she never expected the problems of the privileged to follow her to this sleepy small town. Just as she never imagined crossing the line with her prime suspect. . .
With Every Beat Of The Heart. . .
Immersed in the case, Claire finds herself drawn to the charismatic doctor, spending more and more time in his company--and in his bed. Now, to catch a killer, Claire will have to enter the darkest recesses of the human mind. But is Black leading her there to help her. . .or luring her ever deeper into a madman's grip?
Head To Head
"A feisty new heroine to root for. . .Ladd is a bright new voice in suspense!" --Patricia Gaffney
Romance novelist Ladd (White Orchid) makes a successful venture into thriller territory with this first in a series featuring Missouri homicide detective Claire Morgan. Canton County, located on the "Lake Tahoe of the Ozarks," is a relaxing beat for the former Los Angeles cop until a soap opera star, vacationing at an exclusive resort for the rich and richer, is found at the bottom of the lake naked, taped to a chair and sitting at a fully set dinner table. As she pursues the investigation to Louisiana and California and back, Morgan herself is pursued by her prime suspect: the resort's handsome, charming owner, Dr. Nicholas Black, whose romantic advances may hide a dangerous agenda. Though Ladd saddles Morgan with an all-purpose tragic past and occasional logic-deficient reasoning, she's a smart, strong character capable enough to avoid the woman-in-distress scenarios her genre colleagues so typically fall into. Despite a propensity for caustic rambling, her tough-girl voice keeps the story moving toward a satisfying denouement with plenty of suspense and surprises.
CHILLING AND CREEPY
I checked the table of contents to see how many chapters the book contained and there it was.......the murderer’s name revealed. At first I didn’t realize it, but as I got into the book, I knew who the killer was. That being said, I really enjoyed this book by an author who was new to me. I plan to read more of her books, I just won’t look at the table of contents!!!!
Head to Head
What a page turner!! The suspense is amazing, the plot so very unusual. Felt as though I was right there with Annie/Claire, fighting for answers, for her friends. Quite a "Cliff Hanger". Will enjoy more in the series.
Wow! Great Find of New Author
Completely surprised by finding a new (to me) fabulous author. Read HEAD TO HEAD as quickly as possible, really got into it. Lots of hints along the way, but never any detail to slow the pace. Never saw the answer coming. Beautifully paced, great characters, a truly thrilling read.