Troubled at Midnight

by Chris O'Grady
Amazon Digital Services

"She heard a small crackling sound and smelled a wisp of sulphur, as the bottom of the door scraped past the obstruction."

When Marion Winfield agrees to help her friend, tabloid writer Leta Stafford determine whether or not a wealthy investor is responsible for sending lewd faxes of herself, she is instantly sucked into a dangerous web of intrigue. What unfolds is a plot that encompasses insider trading, home invasion, and eventually murder. When Marion sees and learns too much, those threats begin to invade her own life. On the other side of the country, her home is booby-trapped and explodes just minutes before she arrives. Now forced to change her identity and live a life in secret, she allies herself with some unlikely companions on both sides of the law to get to the bottom of who's responsible for the entire operation that has ensnared so many and why.

In classic noir detective style, this title puts memorable, enjoyable characters on each side of the spectrum of morality, leaving readers conflicted for rooting more heavily for one side than the other. The mysteries of motive and suspect are prevalent throughout and make for a gripping page-turner of a ride that's a joy to read. It's very easy to get swept up in the fast-paced and dangerous lifestyle the same way that Ms. Winfield is, and just as she looks over her shoulder, readers are compelled to turn the page to make sure everything turns out alright. The characters are distinct in their behavior and dialogue and the action comes in unexpected spurts and twists to keep the audience on its toes. Everything readers want in a good mystery is right here in this title.

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