A night with Grace’s ex husband reignites old feelings she thought long buried and provides a second chance for her dead marriage. With a world of uncertainty between them, they must determine if the reasons that tore them apart in the first place will do so again.
Imelda has known one kind of love—hard, stressful and abusive. Then she crosses paths with Kolawole, a far cry from her usual taste in men. With an old debt to pay, forced loyalty and blackmail, can she walk away from an old relationship that threatens to tear her apart?
Chinyeaka’s life has not been easy. But she’s determined to get the future she deserves by any means necessary.
One More Night weaves the stories of these women as they search for love, second chances, forgiveness and self rediscovery.
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The scariest kind of serial killer—one you don’t know exists
Martin Barlow was Clare Carlson’s first newspaper editor, a beloved mentor who inspired her career as a journalist. But, since retiring from his newspaper job, he had become a kind of pathetic figure—railing on about conspiracies, cover-ups, and other imaginary stories he was still working on. Clare had been too busy with her own career to pay much attention to him. When Martin Barlow is killed on the street one night during an apparent mugging attempt gone bad, it seems like he was just an old man whose time had come. But Clare—initially out of a sense of guilt for ignoring her old friend and then because of her own journalistic instincts—begins looking into his last story idea.
As she digs deeper and deeper into his secret files, she uncovers shocking evidence of a serial killer worse than Son of Sam, Ted Bundy, or any of the other infamous names in history. This really is the biggest story of Martin Barlow’s career—and Clare’s, too—as she uncovers the path leading to the decades-long killer of at least twenty young women.
All is not as it seems during Clare’s relentless search for this serial killer. Is she setting herself up to be his next victim?
Clare Carlson is perfect for fans of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone and Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski.
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Felicia’s review of The Last Scoop
May 1, 2020
Sitting down with a Clare Carlson Mystery is like visiting an old friend.
I like her unapologetic, straightforward attitude. She’s good at her job as a television news director while mostly pleasing no one but herself.
However, this time around, Clare’s self-possessed lifestyle leaves her wracked with guilt. Her beloved mentor, Marty Barlow, is killed on a New York City street. She’s haunted by the countless promises she made to meet the retiree for coffee or help him with a story she never saw through.
After picking her brain over their last conversation… and going through notes retrieved from Marty’s family, Clare realizes Marty was on to something. Corruption and murders. And some of the murders were decades old… committed by a serial killer.
Clare uses the methodical skills learned from Marty when she was a cub reporter to track down and piece together clues. The Pulitzer Prize-winner isn’t looking for another award. She wants to finish Marty’s investigations and find the truth, even as it puts her square in the sights of a killer.
As Clare balances work and Marty’s case, she is still plagued by the only other decision she’s ever felt guilt over, and it’s not any of her three divorces. It’s something she hasn’t even told her BFF, Janet. She wants to make it right, but will it all blow up in her face?
Great writing and multiple plot twists make The Last Scoop an unputdownable must-read, especially for readers who love mysteries, crime thrillers, and suspense.
(This is the third in the Clare Carlson series. Do yourself a favor and grab the first two!)
Ryli and Aunt Shirley are back and raring to go! What started out as a slow Monday morning quickly spiraled, and soon they had not just one case to solve…but two!
Wealthy Granville resident, Sissy Stapleton, is sure someone in her household is trying to kill her. After listening to her perilous plight, Ryli and Aunt Shirley both agree someone may indeed be trying to kill Sissy.
Ronni Reynolds is convinced her grandmother, Darletta Ross, has been hustled by Brywood resident John Smith. Darletta, however, insists something horrible has happened to her new younger man. Now it’s up to Ryli and Aunt Shirley to figure out if Darletta has been conned or if something more sinister is afoot.
Between hot yoga classes, nightly stakeouts, and new weapons for Aunt Shirley to perfect, the girls take to the road to solve their cases before victims start crawling out of the woodwork. Good thing Aunt Shirley just stocked up on her stash of tequila!