Val Ryker

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 41 ratings

Pushed Too Far Publisher's Summary

A town's terrible secret

Two years ago a woman was brutally murdered, her body burned until only ash and shattered bone remained. Police Sergeant Valerie Ryker solved that case, putting psychopath Dixon Hess in prison for life, and becoming the first female police chief of her tiny Wisconsin town.

A cop's unforgivable mistake

Then the original murder victim turns up in a frozen lake, all in one piece and only recently dead, and Val must enter a race against time. In only forty-eight hours, Hess will be set free, and he wants payback. And Val, her town, and everyone she loves are at the top of his list.

A killer's next victim

But surviving Hess's vengeance is only part of her dilemma. For there's another killer in Lake Loyal. One who may be closer to Val than she knows...

Val will need all the help she can get, including a sexy firefighter, her dead sister's daughter, and a tough Chicago cop named Jack Daniels. Everyone has a breaking point, and Val has just reached hers.

©2012 Ann Voss Peterson (P)2014 Ann Voss Peterson
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  • Book 1

    • Pushed Too Far

    • By: Ann Voss Peterson
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Haag
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    A town's terrible secret.Two years ago a woman was brutally murdered, her body burned until only ash and shattered bone remained. Police Sergeant Valerie Ryker solved that case, putting psychopath Dixon Hess in prison for life, and becoming the first female police chief of her tiny Wisconsin town. Then the original murder victim turns up in a frozen lake, all in one piece and only recently dead, and Val must enter a race against time. In only forty-eight hours, Hess will be set free, and he wants payback. And Val, her town, and everyone she loves are at the top of his list.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gruesome ride with a twisted sociopath.

    • By Rita Rae on 02-25-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

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  • Book 2.5

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 3.5

    • Watched Too Long: A Thriller

    • Val Ryker, Book 3.5
    • By: Ann Voss Peterson, J.A. Konrath
    • Narrated by: Bob Walkenhorst
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Small-town Wisconsin cop Val Ryker is about to move in with her longtime firefighter boyfriend, when her old boss asks for a favor. Former Chicago Homicide Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels needs Val to babysit for a few days. Val isn't comfortable around toddlers, but she accepts. Then one baby becomes two, and some criminals from Jack's past come calling with child abduction and arson on their agenda. Val might not know babies. But she knows a whole lot about putting up a fight….

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of rhe best stories that i have read

    • By Tracy on 01-26-17

    Regular price: $6.95