Psychotherapist Letty Whittaker, a professional secret keeper, has a secret of her own. When one of her clients slips free from an abusive boyfriend, Letty becomes the target of his violent rage. Wayne invades Letty's life, slithering his way past the barriers erected between her personal and professional lives, leaving gifts of dead rats, mutilated dolls, and freaky Shakespearian sonnets. Worst of all, Wayne uncovers Letty's deepest shame, infiltrating her AA group and threatening to expose her to the state licensing board.
And then--good news--Wayne is murdered. The bad news? The police suspect Letty. Worse yet, the sonnets and bloody souvenirs keep coming. Someone else has been watching Letty. Someone eager to drop bodies at her feet like a cat offering dead mole trophies to his mistress.
Someone willing to kill again.More info →
Following the sudden death of a co-worker, psychotherapist Letty Whittaker learns she has “inherited” her colleague’s case load. As professional executor, Letty assumes responsibility for Regina’s clients, including those from Devlin House, the local domestic abuse shelter where Regina had worked . . . and died.
As Letty takes up her duties, she makes some disturbing discoveries: a set of files that Regina had stolen from the shelter; an AWOL resident, missing since the morning after Regina’s death; an ethics complaint Regina had made against an unnamed peer. Are the files—or the abused women they represented—connected with Regina’s death? Is the missing client on the run from her abusive husband or somebody even scarier? Who was Regina reporting to the state licensing board, and why?
And, more importantly, just what kind of trouble has Letty really inherited?More info →
When psychotherapist and recovering alcoholic Letty Whittaker responds to a middle-of-the-night crisis call, she knows helping Trinnie face her demons won’t be easy. However, instead of finding her friend dead drunk, Letty finds her just . . . dead. And Paul, another close friend, is the primary suspect.
Worse, Trinnie’s Fourth Step—AA’s infamous list of resentments—implicates Paul. Letty has a choice: turn the list over to the police or use it to track the suspects back through the hard-drinking bar scene. In a race to prove Paul’s innocence, Letty wrestles the dark addictions that nearly consumed her just months ago—and comes face-to-face with the person whose secrets were worth killing for.
Still suffering recurring panic attacks following the murder of a close friend just months ago, psychotherapist and recovering alcoholic Letty Whittaker is struggling to bring her life back to normal. She’s getting there. But when her best friend disappears into the depths of a religious cult, Letty is forced to cut ties with her safe life and plunge into a world of fanaticism, hypocrisy, and danger.
What Letty discovers is a community in upheaval. The cult's second-in-command has disappeared without a trace. As its members vie for dominance in the power vacuum, the leader's demands for his “children” to reject worldly evils, and commit their lives—and money and properties, of course—to purity and sacrifice grow increasingly bizarre. Determined to not give up the hunt for her own strangely elusive friend, Letty digs into the legion of dark secrets hidden within the community, and unearths more than she may have bargained for.
In the wake of several harrowing “adventures,” Letty Whittaker is determined to settle down to a predictable, safe life as a school-based counselor. Of course she’s not expecting to walk in on the high school principal having a most unusual sexual encounter with a masked partner…
So much for “predictable.”
Soon after, the principal is found dead—the victim of an unfortunate accident or something far worse? Who was Perkins’s masked paramour? Was he or she old enough to legally consent to a sexual relationship? More importantly, was someone willing to kill—and keep killing—to keep Perkins’s kinky lifestyle a secret? Letty needs to find out.
So much for “safe.”