Fantasy and reality clash when the members of an online group meet in person. Behind the glitter of the profiles, true identities entwine with deadly secrets.
“You can’t tell him.” Sarah’s pretty face hardens, the dimples fading like a whimsical daydream. Her fingers claw Marisa’s arm.
Marisa is furious. “I won’t let you get away with it. You’re trying to trick my friend into a relationship.” Her gaze rakes the bulky sweatshirt and boxy jeans camouflaging the lush figure. “You’re a stripper with a volatile boyfriend. You’re not a high school teacher looking for love.”
Later, Sarah dies in the middle of her exotic routine, stabbed to death by the brazen killer. Marisa and her devastated friend are among the suspects.
To solve the murder, Marisa joins forces with unlikely allies. Parvis, an attractive investigative reporter, will do anything for a story to shock his online followers. Handsome accountant Alex is accustomed to saving money and cutting expenses. Now he’s focused on helping Marisa save lives and cut off a desperate murderer. Clara, a retired lunch lady fearless to the point of foolhardiness, uses her own version of “slay-dar” to hunt the murderer.
Marisa’s feline friend leaps into the fray. Laithe is the part-Abyssinian cat who uses his wedge-shaped head and nose for trouble to force his furry way into Marisa’s investigations.
In the past, Marisa lived a reckless double life. She was a conservative administrator by day. After hours, she partied the nights away in a notorious club. Now she finds herself back in shadowy, forbidden places as she and her friends track down a killer. The twisted trail to the murderer leads to explosive, decades-old secrets, including a vigilante-style killing.
Marisa and her friends follow the clues to a twisted killer. Can she solve the mystery before her online account is deleted . . . permanently?
About the Author
KINDLE SCOUT WINNER Jada Ryker snagged the Kindle Press publishing contract for her book, Take the Body and Run, through Amazon's Kindle Scout program. The contemporary mystery/romance is about a hunted woman hiding under a dead friend's identity, a handsome lawman, a fart machine-will travel doctor, and a cranky cat with a nose for crime. Jada is also the author of Die and the Family Stone, a Kirbie Stone mystery; Dog Days of Karma, the first Carr-Maah Consulting paranormal romance/mystery; A Pink Zombie, with a Mist, a Shaken, Not Stirred, mystery/horror adventure; and Murder Takes a Dare, the first book in the Takes a Dare mystery series. The books combine humor and murder in a total package of entertaining and fun southern adventures. Jada spent the first twenty-odd years of her life in rural Kentucky, many of those years without electricity or running water. In her writings, Jada draws upon her early years of deprivation. She now lives in central Kentucky with her wonderful husband and their cat, rescued from the animal shelter. In her day job, Jada works in higher education. She holds a master's degree in public administration. Jada's mystery adventures are available on Amazon in electronic and paperback formats. Jada loves feedback from readers, both one-on-one and through customer reviews on Amazon.com. Connect with Jada to share your thoughts about her books by emailing her at email@example.com, Links: http: //jadaryker.com https: //www.facebook.com/jada.ryker.author https: //twitter.com/jadaryker Sign up for her newsletter to receive updates about once a month or so: https: //gem.godaddy.com/signups/211744/join Macey Malloy Mysteries with a Chick-Lit Twist Take the Body and Run (Kindle Scout Winner) Take a Walk on the Dead Side Take Her to the River Gone Cat and Other Stories (includes the prequel novelette, Two Tickets to Paradise) The Shaken, Not Stirred, Mystery/Horror Series A Pink Zombie, with a Mist Gimlet and Other Stories: The collected short stories run the gamut from mystery to horror to science fiction. The Takes a Dare Mystery Series Murder Takes a Dare Mayhem Takes a Dare Arson Takes a Dare Crime Takes a Dare (2018) The Carr-Maah Consulting Agency Paranormal Romance Series Dog Days of Karma Equinox of Karma Solstice of Karma (2018)