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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

second-hand truths can be deadly … Her Final Watch (A Detective Blanchette Mystery #2) by Marguerite Ashton

Speaking second-hand truths can be deadly …
Detective Lily Blanchette will stop at nothing to solve a murder. Her current case involves the killing of an undercover cop working to bring down the mob for prostitution and drugs.


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Published: August 2017

Speaking second-hand truths can be deadly …

Detective Lily Blanchette will stop at nothing to solve a murder. Her current case involves the killing of an undercover cop working to bring down the mob for prostitution and drugs.

But Lily’s usual laser-like focus on the case has been disrupted.

Two weeks earlier, she learned she was pregnant by her murderous husband whom she’d killed in self-defense. Unsure whether to keep her baby or place the child of this cruel man up for adoption, Lily keeps the pregnancy a secret from her colleagues.

Under mounting pressure to solve the case, Lily arranges a sit-down with a local mob boss only to find out her suspect is also wanted by them. But before Lily can warn her team, she and her new partner, Jeremiah, are shot at, and another body is found.

When she discovers Jeremiah has a connection with the underworld, she is pulled into a conflict that swirls around the boss’s son who’s hell-bent on revenge.

To add to the complexity of the situation, Lily learns that her victim might still be alive if it wasn’t for opportunistic Assistant District Attorney, Ibee Walters, who has a twisted vision of justice.

As Lily gets closer to finding the killer, she unravels ugly secrets that point to Ibee and Jeremiah – placing Lily’s life and her unborn child in danger.

About the author:
When Marguerite Ashton was in her twenties, she took up acting but realized she preferred to work behind the camera, writing crime fiction. A few years later, she married an IT Geek and settled down with her role as wife, mom, and writer. Five kids later, she founded the Crime Writer’s Panel and began working with former law enforcement investigators to create; Criminal Lines Blog, an online library for crime writers who need help with their book research.

She’s a workaholic who hides in her writer’s attic, plotting out her next book and stalking Pinterest for the next avocado recipe.

A member of Sisters in Crime, Marguerite grew up in Colorado, but is now happily living in Wisconsin and playing as much golf as possible.

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9 comments:

Stephanie LaPlante said...

I like crime books because they always keep me on the edge of my seat. I love a good mystery!

Misty said...

I love crime and really love true crime. Ann Rule has always been one of my favorites, may she rest in peace. (jozywails@gmail.com)

Darby Elizabeth said...

I love trying to figure out who did it.

Laura Thomas said...

I like trying to solve the crime and seeing if I'm right or not.

Wendy Hutton said...

I love crime books as they always draw you in to the story, its like you are trying to solve it along with them

Arf2-D2 said...

I like the puzzle of a crime story and the process of figuring it out.

CJ said...

I am fascinated by the mystery of the whodunit, and the story is always complex and interesting. :)

Debra Holloway said...

I love following the clues and re-enacting the crime scenes in the book.

Marguerite Ashton said...

Thank you for hosting me on your blog!