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In the third book in the Lucinda Pierce mystery series, the detective unravels a labyrinth of evidence to track down a double murderer while exploring the depth of childhood scars and the price of irresponsible parenting. When the victim's son is kidnapped, Pierce's FBI friend Jake Lovett joins in the investigation, helping Pierce cope with two deaths in her own dysfunctional family and a case involving mysticism, warped genetics and an unusual motive for murder. Does everyone hide a dark secret?

About the author: Diane Fanning is the author of theEdgar Award finalist Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Year-Old Secret That Tore a Family Apart. Her other works of true crime include the best seller Mommy's Little Girl, A Poisoned Passion, The Pastor's Wife, Gone Forever, and Through the Window. She is also the author of the Lucinda Pierce Mysteries: The Trophy Exchange,Punish the Deed, Mistaken Identity, Twisted Reason, and FalseFront. She has been featured on 48 Hours, 20/20, Court TV, the Today Show, and the Discovery Channel, and has been interviewed on dozens of radio stations coast to coast. Her books are sold throughout the English-speaking world, including the UK and Australia, and there are more than half a million copies in print. Before becoming a writer, Fanning worked in advertising, and she earned more than 70 Addy Awards.

©2010 Diane Fanning (P)2012 Diane Fanning

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"The latest case for homicide investigator Lucinda Pierce, who's slowly learning to cope with the facial deformities left by a shotgun, marks another step on her road to recovery. Lucinda (Punish the Deed, 2009, etc.) is such a strong heroine that she should engage many readers." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Diane Fanning has created a winning heroine in Lucinda Pierce." (Alafair Burke, author of 212)

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