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"Overall, a brilliantly woven mystery thriller, with a clearly surprising climax." 

Review by The Readers' Muse. 


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 It's a Summer of Love & Murder!

Joshua’s eldest son, Joshua Thornton Jr. (J.J.) has graduated at the top of his class from law school and returns home to spend the summer studying for the bar exam. However, to Joshua's and Cameron's shock and dismay, J.J. moves into the main house at Russell Ridge Farm and Orchards, the largest dairy farm in the Ohio Valley, in order to rekindle a romance with Suellen Russell, the one-time leader of a rock who is twice his age. Quickly, they learn that she has a deep dark secret.

The move brings long-buried tensions between the father and son to the surface—not the least of which being J.J.'s inexplicable dislike for his stepmother Cameron. But when a brutal killer strikes, the Lovers in Crime must set all differences with Joshua's son aside to solve the crime before J.J. ends up in the cross-hairs of a murderer!

Lauren Carr


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An amazing novel full of suspense and with an ending that you never see coming...Killer In The Band is well written, the plot line is incredible and leaves you guessing to the very last minute and is intense the whole way through. It builds up quickly but never disappoints you at all. This is one excellent mystery suspense home library addition!

Review by The Working Mommy Journal


And all through this spell-binding story, there runs an undercurrent.  The themes of love, loss, acceptance and hope are subtly woven in.

Review by Marilyn R. Wilson, Olio by Marilyn


Killer In The Band is well written, the plot is amazing. It kept me guessing. There's a lot of intense moments as well as twist and turns and kept me turning the pages. 

Review by Books Dreams, Life.  


I like that the characters are all flawed in some way just like "real" people and that they try to overcome those flaws as the story progresses. My favorite characters, however, are the animals. From Gulliver the horse who opens stalls to Charley the rooster who attacks almost everyone, they bring humor to an otherwise suspenseful story. 

Review by Bound4Escape.