**A thrilling fusion of crime, suspense, and a touch of romance**
Cat Hope doesn’t want to go to prison. She needs a job, and she needs it fast: judge’s orders.
Kay Mahon, office worker by day and hacker by night, is on the run from a past life that he’d rather not remember.
When their paths cross, they begin to investigate the truth behind the deaths of Cat’s parents, the successful rock star couple Jackie and Adam Hope. Little do they know that their quest is putting Cat in grave danger.
What we say – review by Nikki Ford:
I was definitely hooked to this book! I know people always say they couldn’t put a story down all the time, but I honestly absorbed this one in two sittings. A really addictive thriller with a darkly different (and fabulous) heroine.
Cat Hope isn’t a bad person, but after the tragic deaths of her superstar parents, she seems to go off the rails – drugs, rehab and spending her hefty legacy seem to sum her up. But when a judge rules she starts over with a new name, in a small town and with an actual job, Cat starts to learn there’s more to her than she ever believed…or was led to believe. Especially when she meets henched computer geek (yup, that’s book boyfriend material, right there) Kay, who’s shadowy past is bizarrely linked to her own. Together they start investigating what really happened in Cat’s past, but do they fully understand what trouble they might be stirring up in the present?
OK, so don’t look too deeply into how some of the law and court workings are handled here…it’s really not important. Wells has written a fully enthralling crime novel, and more than that, it’s a really touching coming of age story for Cat, a voyage of self-discovery that is both fascinating and bold and will make you cheer for her every step of the way. I’m really going miss her now I’ve finished!
About Nicky Wells: Love & Thrills
Nicky Wells writes captivating romance and breathtaking thrillers featuring famous (or infamous!) feisty heroes and extraordinary villains. DEAD HOPE is her eighth book and the first published novel in her “Wake Up Dead” themed thriller series, with the next two books scheduled for release through the course of 2017 and 2018. Nicky has previously published seven works of romantic fiction both with US publishing house, Sapphire Star Publishing, and independently.
Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. She loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s hopelessly addicted to reading crime novels by the truck load.
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