A Deadly Wilderness
by Kelly Irvin
May 22 - June 16, 2023 Virtual Book Tour
A frantic anonymous crisis center hot-line call propels counselor Susana Martinez-Acosta smack into the center of a murder investigation and a homicide detective’s arms. Exactly where she doesn’t want to be. Following the tragic death of her husband, she’s struggled to build a safe haven for herself and her son. That new world doesn’t include hit men and persistent detectives with dangerous jobs.
An idyllic wilderness hike turns deadly when homicide detective Ray Johnson tumbles into a ravine and lands on a corpse later identified as the son of a prominent citizen. Ray works to solve the political hot potato murder before city leaders bumps him from the case. His determination to find the man’s killer leads him from the wealthiest enclaves in San Antonio to the city’s dark underbelly, all the while trying to win the woman he loves.
A Deadly Wilderness is a romantic suspense novel that will take the reader along on a tumultuous journey as the consuming need for material wealth drives a deadly wedge among family members who haven’t learned when enough really is enough.
The journey ends where it began—in a deadly wilderness. Not everyone will survive the trip.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published by: Ally Press
Publication Date: May 2023
Number of Pages: 250
Book Links: Amazon
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Kelly Irvin is the author of more than 30 Amish romance and romantic suspense novels. She has penned eight critically acclaimed romantic suspense novels, including Trust Me, which debuted in 2022. Publisher’s Weekly said of the novel: “(In this) whirlwind romantic thriller . . . Irvin follows the characters through twists and turns, writing through the lens of faith and broken faith, while illuminating a bridge across shattered relationships to second chances.” Her latest novel is A Deadly Wilderness, released May 23, 2023, from Ally Press.
The Kansas native is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism. She has been writing nonfiction professionally for more than 30 years, including 10 years as a newspaper reporter. She retired in 2016 after working 22 years in public relations for the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. She is a member of ACFW and Alamo City Christian Fiction Writers. She and her husband make their home in South Texas. They are the parents of two children and the grandparents of four grandchildren. In her spare time, Kelly reads, writes poetry and short stories, and spends time with her grandchildren as often as possible.
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Get caught up in the thrilling lives of law enforcement in San Antonio, Texas.
The characters are the Martinez family who are all policemen and their spouses, girlfriends and work partners. This current case is a puzzling crime involving the Doyles who own multiple car dealerships. Joey Doyle is found dead by off duty cop, Ray Johnson while he was hiking in the wilderness. Danger is around every corner as more bodies pile up, Roy and partner Deborah try to figure out who could be targeting the dealership. There are more sinister things going on.
twists and turns, motives to ponder, unlikely coincidences and job
rivalries, not to mention family and relationship drama. Some characters
show that even though they are Christians, they are not perfect;they
struggle. But they also show that their strength comes through prayer
and trusting God no matter what the circumstances.
This story is complicated and interesting. It will keep you on your toes.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book through PICT tours. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*4 stars and a strong faith thread.
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