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Several surprises await Beth Abbott when she returns to her small town. As a detective, she expects very little in the way of interesting crime. But victims of a female serial killer change that. And then, there's Tom. Another detective with the local force, he wants to capture not only the perpetrator but also Beth's heart.
Paperback, 370 pages
Published December 1st 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jill
Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway, thanks to the author, Leslie Hachtel and Goodreads for the opportunity. This was a good mystery that was leading me down one suspect path early on, but keep me thinking it could possibly be another, which it turned out to be. I loved the romance aspect too with Beth, one of the lead detectives. I thought the ending was abrupt, but maybe that was to entice us. Assuming this might become a series!
GrnEyed
I have read a few of Leslie Hachtel’s books and always thoroughly enjoy them. Up until this point all I have ever read are the historical romances that Hachtel writes. This book is a complete departure from those books. Although there is romance in this book there is also a much darker theme in this book.

The main characters are Beth Abbott and Tom Brady. Both of the characters are detectives that grew up in the same small town. Beth has returned for her father who is not doing well following an
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Susan Bissell
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here is one story that will keep you up at night, and it will make you look over your shoulder when you go out at night, especially if you are over 60. Someone is killing women over 60, the press it calling the Grandma Killer. There are no connections between these older women but their age. Why is the serial killer going after older women, this killer must hate his/her mother. BUT is the serial killer a man or a woman? The local Chief of Police won't call in an FBI profiler to help the local po ...more
Barbara Leuthe
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
good storyline,but with knowing who the killer was from the beginning it lost the suspense aspect.Beth and Tom as a team were a good combo.The coming back home and starting over added to the story but the story just ended wish it was dragged out longer for more suspense.I received this book free as part of goodreads giveaways
Susan Wisnewski
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Non stop action

Could not put this book down. Beth returns to her childhood home and finds even more horror than when she left. Hooking up with sexy Tom, the duo try to solve the grandma murders. I loved the nonstop action, the intriguing story, and the steamy encounters. Bravo!
Renee
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from good reads and I very much enjoyed reading it. Great story line...
Lace
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A serial killer that only targets women over 60, dubbed the grandma killer...how could you not be intrigued by this plot. I am not big on romance novels, but I absolutely love murder mystery novels and this one was definitely great in that department. I would highly recommend this book to mystery readers, even if like me, you don't care much for romance.
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Leslie Hachtel was born in Ohio, raised in New York and has been a gypsy most of her adult life. Her various jobs, including licensed veterinary technician, caterer, horseback riding instructor for the disabled and advertising media buyer have given her a wealth of experiences.
However, it has been writing that has consistently been her passion.

Leslie lives in Florida with a fabulously supportive
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