Convinced she is at fault for
the abuse she suffers at the hand of her husband, and divorce
not being an option, Meagan Rathburn decides on a fool proof
plan to murder first her own, and then her friends’ wife-beating
husbands. Thus begins her spiral into madness and revenge.
Alix Mendez, the flamboyant
Hispanic chief of detectives of Red Pine, a small community in
the Pacific Northwest, is summoned to the home of Dr. Meagan
Rathburn after Meagan’s husband, Steven, is found murdered in
the couple’s home. Alix, sensing that something is amiss, is
convinced of Meagan’s guilt, although she has neither proof nor
motive – Steven Rathburn is a well-respected professor and a
prominent member of the community who has hidden from everyone
his ugly secret – he is a wife beater. After two other abusive
husbands are murdered, Alix slowly begins to realize that they
are connected and that Meagan is the killer and sets out in
earnest to prove it.
This is the story of two
women, one relentlessly pursuing the truth and the other spurred
by her personal demons and her burning need to avenge other
abused women. After a twist of fate leaves Meagan with only a
short time to live, she elicits her final dark revenge from one
last abuser as she slowly slips into madness while Alix learns
compassion and understanding as she peers into the mind of a
killer and realizes that things are not always black and white.
About the Author
Authors Nicole Bentley and Deborah Britt-Hay are a
mother-daughter team. They share a love of writing and have
drawn from their rich multicultural heritage, individual
interests, and idiosyncrasies to create Detective Alix Mendez.
Nicole is the CEO and editor-in-chief of A-1 Editing Service,
LLC. Deborah breeds and trains Arabian, Hackney and Warmblood
horses and is an actor, playwright, senior editor of A-1, as
well as the author of Jack Russell Terriers for Dummies, The
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jack Russell Terriers, and Horse
Training Basics. The authors have written two other novels
together, Dark Revenge and Dark Mission, and are at work on yet
another Alix Mendez mystery.
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