In Dead Like Me by Kelly Miller, Tampa Detective Kate Springer returns to duty investigating a case of a murder of her thirteen-year-old doppelgänger. As she and her partner, Detective Patrick Jessup, dig into the murder, dark secrets from Kate’s past will be revealed and what seemed a coincidence, will seem less so. Can Kate solve the case and catch the killer before the killer catches her?
In Ripple: A Tale of Hope and Redemption by E.L. Farris, Helen Thompson is a powerful and driven lawyer who has drifted from her family when she discovers that her 15-year-old daughter has been sexually abused and exploited by her husband. Her husband is a highly respected judge, but he’s also been taking part in a child porn and exploitation ring. Helen knew that he wasn’t faithful but had no idea the depth and extent to which his depravity reached. She takes the ultimate risk and is forced to go into hiding with her daughter. Helen knows that the system is flawed and has a hard time trusting but knows she must do what she can to save her daughter.
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00BEB77R8″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511P-qdBFoL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]It’s 1890 and Hope is expected to produce children with her doctor husband, Peter. Hope has no intention of living up to the expectations of the time. The abuse that Hope suffered at the hands of her father resonates in the way she lives her life. Her father is dead….or is he? The Sapphire Brigade, an organization dedicated to victims of child abuse offer their help when strange murders start to occur.
Theodore Crane is a neglected 12-year-old who wants to be something great. He has a need to grow beyond his walls. What Theodore doesn’t realize is the epic adventure that awaits him in the unknown vastness of space and the danger posed from an enemy determined to harm him.
This memoir by Scott Terry describes growing up in the 1970s, in a home ruled by a tyrannical step-parent and a restrictive religion. Readers follow Terry to adulthood and through his personal struggle with his beliefs and sexuality.
In [easyazon-link asin=”148010034X” locale=”us”]My Sore Hush-a-Bye[/easyazon-link], Camille is confused when Uncle Bob says that she’ll be going to school. Since the age of eight, Camille has lived protected by Uncle Bob from society. When Camille makes a friend at school and that friend disappears, she knows that the friend is okay because Uncle Bob is protecting her in the room in the basement, as he did with Camille. Camille will soon discover that she doesn’t know Uncle Bob as well as she thought she did.