When the going gets tough, these women get even tougher. Murder and mayhem plague a Midwestern small town as the McIntire County PD and friends dodge bullets—and their feelings. Fans of Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters will love this action-packed romantic suspense series.
Atonement: A rash of unexplained suicides in the sleepy town of Eider, Iowa, draws McIntire County deputy Nicolette Rivers into a devious killer’s twisted plot. A former marine sniper suffering from PTSD, she hides her own deadly secrets from everyone but detective Con O’Hanlon, who is more than willing to help cover up the fallout. But is he too late to prevent Nic’s dark, downward spiral? Or is Con the one man stronger than her demons?
Born to Die: FBI agent Boyce Hunt abandoned Deputy Cassy Rivers to protect her from the blackmail he faces from his mother’s criminal enterprise. But when the ex-lovers reluctantly partner up to capture a modern Bonnie and Clyde terrorizing McIntire County, their attraction flames to life once more, dividing Boyce’s loyalties. Will he continue to run from what scares him most?
Sins of the Father: Deputy Jolie Murdoch’s first big assignment leads to a corpse and a prime suspect caught red-handed. But why would local bartender Xavier Hartmann bludgeon a man to death? A former marine, Xavier is barely coping with a traumatic brain injury, and he has no memory of what happened at the crime scene. To make matters worse, as the mystery deepens, he and Jolie find themselves drawn to each other. Will Jolie do her sworn duty or buck the status quo to give their newfound passion a chance?
Liar, Liar: Returning to Eider wasn’t on FBI agent Liza Bartholomew’s map, but that’s where the trail of her latest case leads, so with her career on the line, she heads south. Between the fallout over his recent close re-election, two gruesome homicides, a rash of arsons, and personal grief weighing on his soul, the last thing Sheriff Shane Hamilton has time for is a determined FBI agent. But if they want to solve their cases, they must share their deepest secrets—before a cold-blooded killer snatches everything they love, including each other.
Winter Austin perpetually answers the question “were you born in the winter?” with a flat “nope.” Living in the middle of Nowheresville, Iowa, with her husband and four teenagers, Winter is trying to juggle a crazy schedule with a career while writing deadly romantic thrillers. Find Winter Austin at WinterAustin.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter @WinterAustin.