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Tamara Ward

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Amazon Bestselling Mystery and Romantic Suspense Author Tamara Ward’s storyline and characters combine for fun, fast-paced, can’t-put-it-down reads. Her published mystery novels include Private Deception, Hidden Betrayal, Storm Surge, and Silver Flashing.

In her mysteries, you’ll find characters who keep readers hooked, strong-willed women sleuths, and a sprinkling of humor.

For more information, visit Tamara Ward’s website at http://authortamaraward.com.

A resident of a small town near Raleigh, North Carolina, Tamara enjoys wrangling with her two young boys, writing as a freelance journalist, and working on her next novel.

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Average rating: 3.79 · 946 ratings · 138 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
Storm Surge (A Jonie Waters...

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Private Deception

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Silver Flashing (A Jonie Wa...

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Jade O'Reilly and the 12 Da...

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Jade O'Reilly and the Ice Q...

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Hidden Betrayal

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Concealed Suspicions: A Jad...

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Private Deception Hidden Betrayal Concealed Suspicions: A Jad...
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Storm Surge Silver Flashing
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The Sending reads like a dystopian Romeo and Juliet where strong, full characters from very different places inevitably collide with passion and conflict. Salguero fills a fresh, vibrant world with a nerve-tingling fast plot. Prepare to be immersed!
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Wow! Phew! Awesome novel. I know a novel is good when I *must continue* reading it in the car on the way to pick up pizza (hubby driving, me ignoring him and the kids in the back seat). Not only was the action racing, not only were the crimes grisly. ...more
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Wall of Faith is an amazing, amazing book, and that word doesn’t even begin to cover it. It’s the story, the messages… Morgan has created a page-turning vortex that I, the reader, couldn’t escape. Wall of Faith took me on a journey and shook me awake ...more
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A brooding, suspenseful read where the reader gets pulled into the overcast, remote scenery and questions the line between what is seen and what is imagined. Fantastic ending!
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Tamara Ward :) It's great to get to know you better!

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