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268 pages
Severn River Publishing Llc

Dark family secrets and blood-chilling suspense converge in this riveting thriller by USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson.

When a prominent surgeon and his wife are found dead in small-town Georgia, Detective Rachel Ryder and her partner Rob Bishop are first on the scene. But while the detectives have solved many tough cases in the past, they've never seen anything like this one.

Because the dead woman lying at the surgeon's side isn't actually his wife-it's her twin sister.

And now both the wife and her son are nowhere to be found.

As Rachel and Rob dig deeper into the case, they're confronted with a series of dead ends and complications that threaten to derail the entire investigation. With the same face, the same DNA, and the same ambitions in life, the two women are nearly impossible to distinguish-and every clue comes with a sinister mirror image.

With the clock ticking on the missing boy and his mother, Rachel and Rob will chase every lead until they crack the case-if they can untangle the web of dark family secrets, double lives, and deadly betrayals.


Praise for Carolyn Ridder Aspenson and the Rachel Ryder series:

"Detective Rachel Ryder is smart, tough, and fearless-readers will gladly follow her through every twist." -LynDee Walker, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Fear No Truth

"Tight writing, unexpected twists, and the tough but vulnerable lead Detective Rachel Ryder will leave you eager to read the next book..." -Susan Hunter, author of Dangerous Habits

"Rachel Ryder is a new heroine on the suspense scene that you'll want to engage with again and again." -Kimberly Charleston, Books Uplift


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Author Bio
USA Today Bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson writes cozy mysteries, thrillers, and paranormal women's fiction featuring strong female leads. Her stories shine through her dialogue, which readers have praised for being realistic and compelling. Her first novel, Unfinished Business, was a Reader's Favorite and reached the top 100 books sold on Amazon. In 2021 she introduced readers to detective Rachel Ryder in Damaging Secrets. Overkill, the third book in the Rachel Ryder series was one of Thrillerfix's best thrillers of 2021. Prior to publishing, she worked as a journalist in the suburbs of Atlanta where her work appeared in multiple newspapers and magazines. Writing is only one of Carolyn's passions. She is an avid dog lover and currently babies two pit bull boxer mixes. She lives in the mountains of North Georgia as an empty nester with her husband, a cantankerous cat, and those two spoiled dogs. You can chat with Carolyn on Facebook at Carolyn Ridder Aspenson Books.