Four years after the tragic loss of her family, newspaper reporter C.G. Harrellson is still a splintered soul. Blaming herself, she denies herself any opinions save the syndicated opinion column she anonymously writes as a release valve: Cinnamon Girl Explains It All.
Even though Detective Wolf Hunter is in the midst of trying to track down a serial killer, he can’t help being intrigued by the strange, little reporter who has been assigned to meet with him weekly to write a crime report. Despite C.G.’s initial fear of the brown eyes that remind her of her late husband and the tender touches that make her feel not just new love but old pain, Wolf patiently pulls her out of her numb, emotionless existence to start again.
Meanwhile, Wolf’s partner notices similarities between the Cinnamon Girl column and the murder scenes, sending Wolf in search of the elusive Cinnamon Girl, herself. Little does he realize, she’s as close as a kiss.
A detective, a reporter, her best friend, a cheating husband, a serial killer, Bingo…
Cinnamon Girl Explains It All
“This was a FANTASTIC romantic suspense! The characterizations were outstanding, bringing true depth to some very complex people. I cared very much what happened to them. Good pacing kept me reading way past bedtime because I couldn’t put it down.”
“Talk about a who-done-it!!! I KNEW who did it…until I didn’t! Great read….romance wrapped in a murder mystery with a perp who was totally unexpected!”
Author note: Weirdly, it was the columns in the book, and not the mystery that set me to writing Cinnamon Girl. I’m actually a pretty opinionated chick, and I had these essays I had written on various topics. What on earth to do with them? I didn’t have enough to fill up a whole book. What if I wrote a story about a columnist? And what if this column was the only place she let herself have opinions because…. because of some tragedy she blamed herself for? And then what if these columns were a key somehow to a bigger story…. a murder… a SERIES of murders? And what if there were this handsome detective…?