Under Shadow of Doubt
She might be the biggest star in Australia, but she never forgot the small town she came from, or the man she left behind…
Peta Johnson may be rich, famous, and adored, but it doesn’t protect her when the man she married turns out to be a monster. With her little girl missing, Peta will do anything to get her back – including returning to the small Western Australian town she vowed never to see again.
Jaime Caruso left his heart in Williams when he left to pursue a military career, but it soon shrivelled and died when he discovered the girl he loved didn’t love him enough to wait. Back in town to help his ailing father, Jaime struggles with the memories and plans to leave – permanently – as soon as possible.
But then Peta returns and Jaime gets swept up into the nightmare she is living. Feelings long buried soon bubble to the surface, and as they race to save the life of the daughter Jaime doesn’t know is his, they must decide if life – and love – really does give second chances.
NOTE: To those who have read the original version published as Fly Away Peta in 2012, I’d like to stress that the story has been completely rewritten, updated, refreshed and the plot expanded. Thank you ❤
Under the Hood
From Australian author Juanita Kees, the second book in the Under the Law rural romantic suspense series.
There’s more to TJ Stevens than miniskirts and stiletto heels. She runs an apprenticeship rehabilitation program for young offenders, and she’ll go to dangerous lengths to protect the teenagers in her care. Her sexy new boss is a threat to everything she’s worked hard to achieve. Is he enemy or ally?
When Scott Devin buys a struggling car dealership in semi-rural Western Australia, the last thing he expects to find is trouble in the form of the alluring TJ. But when danger strikes close to home, he knows it will be hard to keep her safe if he holds her at arms-length.
Under Cover of Dark
New Australian romantic suspense follows Under the Hood, about a Western Australian drug gang, the teenagers they recruit, and the cop who wants to bring them down.
When Mark Johnson delves deeper into his investigation into the murder of Tiny Watts and the involvement of a teenage gang with sleazy lawyer, Gino Bennetti, and his drug world ties, the last thing he expects is to be interviewing Gino’s widow, a woman in a world of trouble.
When her husband is shot and killed, it is both a relief and a disaster. Lily has her son to protect and secrets that run deeper than the scars she bears. Mark Johnson is the last person she wants uncovering those secrets, especially the truth about her son, Luke’s involvement in Tiny Watts’ murder.
As the investigation continues and Lily’s wounds begin to heal, she finds the detective easy to trust and the friendship between them blossoms into more. But the secret Lily holds places everyone in very real danger. When it is finally revealed, Lily will lose everything: her son, the man she’s grown to love, her freedom, and her life.
A collection of romantic suspense stories from three bestselling Australian authors.
Promise of Hunters Ridge by Sarah Barrie
After freeing herself from an obsessive boss and saving loved ones from a serial killer, Mia Morgan feels like she can handle anything. But now that killer – a deranged hunter who preys on women for sport – is coming for her. And if she runs, others will pay the price. As if that’s not enough, Ben Bowden, the brilliant detective who has made her life hell, has some insane plan to protect her. If she collaborates with him, Mia might just have to acknowledge her true feelings. But if she keeps him out, will she let the hunter win?
Hope Echoes by Shannon Curtis
Farmer Jacinta Buchanan already has too much on her plate. So when a mine on the property blows up, killing a local teenager, she can barely hold it together. But finding out that she’s a suspect is the absolute last straw. Country cop Mac Hudson is astonished when evidence suggests his best friend’s sister, Jac, has a meth lab on her property. So when she hatches a plan to prove her innocence, he agrees to play along. The quest for truth will risk the town they both love and the future they’re only beginning to imagine.
Under Shadow of Doubt by Juanita Kees
Peta Johnson may now be rich and famous, but with her little girl missing, Peta will do anything to get her back – including returning to the small Western Australian town she vowed never to see again. Jaime Caruso left behind the girl he loved to pursue a military career but was then crushed to discover she didn’t love him enough to wait. Back in town to help his ailing father, Jaime gets swept up into Peta’s nightmare. As they race to save the life of the daughter Jaime doesn’t know is his, they must decide if life – and love – really does give second chances.