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When DNA evidence links Lieutenant Quinn Colson’s brother to the scene of a grisly murder, Quinn realizes he'll do anything to keep his brother from returning to prison, even if it costs him his job...and the woman who’s stolen his heart.

Shooting range owner by day, yoga instructor by night, Bobbi Cross is as ironic as her two businesses - she’s an independent, tough-as-nails woman, except when she’s meditating away the discontentment she feels inside. But no amount of Zen can help her when she finds her business partner bludgeoned to death in a burning house. The scene is something straight out of a horror movie, excluding the smothering-hot police lieutenant who saves her from the flames. 

Quinn Colson accepted a position at the police department in the small Southern town of Berry Springs for one reason - to keep an eye on his little brother, newly released from prison. He couldn’t care less that the locals eye him like the plague, until he meets a green-eyed stunner at the scene of his first big case. Bobbi Cross is nothing like anyone he’s ever met, and when they team up to solve her friend’s murder, it becomes evident that no woman in town is safe from the ruthless killer, including Bobbi.

With a mountain of evidence that doesn’t appear to link together, the case is as confusing as his growing feelings for the town’s sweetheart...until a DNA test connects his brother to the scene of the crime. In an instant, Quinn’s world is turned upside down, and he realizes he’ll do anything to keep his brother from returning to prison, even if it costs him his job...and the woman who’s stolen his heart.

The Creek is a stand-alone romantic suspense novel.

Awards and recognition:

  • Cabin 1 (Steele Shadows Security): 2020 National Readers’ Choice Award finalist, 2020 HOLT Medallion finalist
  • The Storm (A Berry Springs Novel): 2018 Golden Leaf Winner for Romantic Suspense, 2018 Maggie Award for Excellence finalist, 2018 Silver Falchion finalist, 2018 Beverley finalist, 2018 Passionate Plume Honorable Mention recipient.
  • The Fog (A Berry Springs Novel): 2019 Golden Quill Winner for Romantic Suspense, 2019 I Heart Indie Winner, 2019 Stiletto Award finalist, 2019 Book Buyers Best finalist
©2019 Amanda McKinney (P)2020 Amanda McKinney

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  • 11-12-2020

The new lieutenant in town!

LT Quinn Colson has moved to the small town of Berry Springs to help his baby brother, a recovering drug addict and ex-con. One of his first cases is the gruesome murder of a woman...employee and friend of shooting range owner/yoga instructor, Bobbi Cross. The off-the-charts chemistry between the two is palpable and is almost derailed when DNA evidence points to Quinn’s brother as the suspect. Let’s not forget the killer who will stop at nothing to get to Bobbi! Good romantic suspense story. Didn’t guess the killer!

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