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Blackbird

Published Jul 2014

Knowledge is a dangerous thing……

Dr Deborah Gold died on the cross sometime during a night of freezing rain in late October of my last year at Three.It probably wasn’t the worst thing that happened to her that day, but it had been over two decades in the making . . .

The day after a terrible storm, electricity still crackling in the air, a woman is found dead on the outskirts of a Texan town. She has been brutally attacked and nailed to a cross. The victim is Dr Deborah Gold, a psychologist who has taken a lot of people’s secrets to her grave. Which means a lot of suspects for Detective Jim Beaudry Bonham to investigate. And lately he could use some psychological help himself . . .

A crime novel that does so much more than most others in the genre. Blackbird is dark, haunting and

beautifully written.

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