Julianna Baptiste, a feisty bodyguard, finds her new job tedious, that is until her boss, the evasive Jackson Haynes, spikes her curiosity. Who is behind the vicious threats to his beautiful wife and why is he interested in two estranged siblings?
Mark works for Haynes’s vast company. He’s hiding from ruthless money launderers.
His teenage sister Ellen has an online friend whom she has never met. Ellen guards a terrible secret.
For eight years their duplicitous father has languished in prison, claiming he is innocent of murder. The evidence against him is overwhelming, so why does Mark persist with an appeal?
Keen to prove her potential as an investigator, Julianna forces Mark to confront his mistakes. The consequences will put all their lives in danger.
Trailer – https://youtu.be/g2U11opEcqs
MY INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR!!
1. When did you know that you wanted to be an author?
I loved writing from a young age, whether poetry or short stories, or whole books in my head. But the thought of being an author was during a career break. I had the time to write and wrote the draft of this book. Publishing was a much later idea.
2. What inspired you to write this book?
I’ve always wanted to write a crime novel but police procedurals take a great deal of research. The solution was a non-conventional detective who has a background in policing. As I wrote the book, I came up with the idea that Julianna investigating for a charity, giving her limited powers compared to her days as a police officer.
3. If you could sell this book in one sentence what would it be?
Murder takes seconds, revenge takes years.
4. What are you up to next?
Book three – Julianna knows a juror on a trial and can’t resist getting involved when she suspects the defendant isn’t the murderer.
5. Who is your biggest inspiration?
Many, many authors. If storytelling is the key to a successful novel, then Robert Goddard has that skill. He writes well-crafted books which don’t rely on thrills to keep you turning the pages.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rae Shaw is a pen name for the author Rachel Walkley.
Rachel is based in the North West of England. She read her first grown-up detective novel at the age of eleven, which proved to be a catalyst for filling many shelves with crime books, which still occupy her home and grow in number whenever she visits a book shop.
As well as crime, Rachel likes to unplug from the real world and writes mysteries that have a touch of magic woven into family secrets.
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