Featured books at Monkey See Monkey Read bookstore: Killing Kate; Love Lies Bleeding

Killing Kate 

KillingKateCvrThe next page-turner in Julie Kramer’s bestselling series featuring TV reporter Riley Sparks, the most irresistible heroine since Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum.

As TV reporter Riley Spartz discovers a serial killer drawing angel-shaped chalk outlines around the bodies of his victims, she unearths an eerie legend dating back nearly a century. Tracking the story to an Iowa cemetery, Riley finds an infamous Black Angel monument that may be connected to the string of homicides throughout the Midwest. Now she is up against a delusional young man who believes the statue is urging him to kill.

Julie Kramer is a freelance network news producer. She formerly ran WCCO-TV’s nationally award-winning investigative unit in Minneapolis. Her debut thriller, Stalking Susan, won the Minnesota Book Award and the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best First Mystery, was a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and is also a finalist for the Anthony Award. She lives with her family in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.


Love Lies Bleeding 

LoveLies HC CIn the vein of Jennifer McMahon’s Promise Not to Tell and The Lovely Bonesby Alice Sebold comes a haunting story about the lengths to which people will go to keep their pasts buried. Love, Lies, Bleeding is a winning combination of family drama and gripping mystery.

To what lengths would you go to keep a past buried?

Samantha Moore is the golden girl—with a perfect job, a perfect man, a perfect life—until a random act of violence changes everything. Unconscious for two months, Sam awakens from her coma a different person—bitter, in constant pain, and forced to endure medications that leave her nauseous, paranoid, and struggling to keep a grip on reality.

Furious with her family for sending her away to a small, remote town to recuperate—placed completely under a physical therapist’s care and robbed of what little freedom she has left—Sam lashes out at the “nice people” all around her who claim to have only her best interests in mind. But are her violent outbursts the by-product of her condition . . . or something else entirely? Strange things are happening here—and either Samantha Moore is losing her mind or her friendly new neighbors are far more dangerous than they appear to be. . . .

To what lengths would you go to keep a past buried? Samantha Moore is the golden girl—with a perfect job, a perfect man, a perfect life—until a random act of violence changes everything. Unconscious for two months, Sam awakens from her coma a different person—bitter, in constant pain, and forced to endure medications that leave her nauseous, paranoid, and struggling to keep a grip on reality. Furious with her family for sending her away to a small, remote town to recuperate—placed completely under a physical therapist’s care and robbed of what little freedom she has left—Sam lashes out, with violent outbursts the by-product of her condition–or something else entirely? Strange things are happening—and either Samantha Moore is losing her mind or her friendly new neighbors are far more dangerous than they appear to be.

Jess McConkey (aka Shirley Damsgaard) is an award-winning writer of short fiction. She lives in a small Iowa town and is currently working on her next novel.

 

Both books are available at Monkey See Monkey Read in downtown Northfield.

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