Samantha Owens

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,904 ratings

A Deeper Darkness Publisher's Summary

As a medical examiner, Samantha Owens knows her job is to make a certain sense of death with crisp methodology and precision instruments.

But the day the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, the light vanished from Sam’s life. She has been pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate - until she receives a peculiar call from Washington, D.C.

On the other end of the line is an old boyfriend’s mother, asking Sam to do a second autopsy on her son. Eddie Donovan is officially the victim of a vicious carjacking, but under Sam’s sharp eye the forensics tell a darker story. The ex-Ranger was murdered, though not for his car.

Forced to confront the burning memories and feelings about yet another loved one killed brutally, Sam loses herself in the mystery contained within Donovan’s old notes. It leads her to the untouchable Xander, a soldier off-grid since his return from Afghanistan, and then to a series of brutal crimes stretching from that harsh mountainous war zone to this nation’s capital.

The tale told between the lines makes it clear that nobody’s hands are clean, and that making sense of murder sometimes means putting yourself in the crosshairs of death.

©2012 J.T. Ellison (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • A Deeper Darkness

    • By: J. T. Ellison
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 943
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 944

    As a medical examiner, Samantha Owens knows her job is to make a certain sense of death with crisp methodology and precision instruments. But the day the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, the light vanished from Sam’s life. She has been pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate - until she receives a peculiar call from Washington, D.C. On the other end of the line is an old boyfriend’s mother, asking Sam to do a second autopsy on her son.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't put it down!

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-25-16

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • Edge of Black

    • Sam Owens, Book 2
    • By: J. T. Ellison
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361

    Dr. Samantha Owens is starting over: new city, new job, new man, new life. She’s trying to put some distance between herself and the devastating loss of her husband and children - but old hurts leave scars. Before she’s even unpacked her office at Georgetown University’s forensic pathology department, she’s called to consult on a case that’s rocked the capital and the country. An unknown pathogen released into the Washington Metro has caused nationwide panic. Three people died - just three. A miracle and a puzzle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New Mystery Heroine Has Been Born!

    • By BarbJ1947 on 12-13-12

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • When Shadows Fall

    • Dr. Samantha Owens, Book 3
    • By: J. T. Ellison
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    If you are reading this letter, I am dead and I would be most grateful if you could solve my murder… Forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Owens thought life was finally returning to normal after she suffered a terrible personal loss. Settling into her new job at Georgetown University, the illusion is shattered when she receives a disturbing letter from a dead man imploring her to solve his murder. There's only one catch.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Good Installment To The Series

    • By Lia on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $30.09

  • Book 4

    • What Lies Behind

    • Dr. Samantha Owens, Book 4
    • By: J. T. Ellison
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    When Dr. Samantha Owens' homicide detective friend, Darren Fletcher, invites her to look over the evidence of a routine police investigation, she jumps at the chance and immediately realizes the crime scene has been staged. What seems to be a clear case of murder/suicide - a crime of passion - is anything but....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What a Disappointment

    • By BarbJ1947 on 06-11-15

    Regular price: $27.99