Esme Blaylock, missing her deployed husband, wants to be curled up in her warm home with her baby daughter on Christmas Eve. Instead she’s at an upstate New York prison, assigned to interview Jennifer Duschanes, who poisoned her own children one year ago.
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Former Hollywood party girl Nikki Ashburne sees ghosts—in fact, many of them are her friends. Okay, they’re kind of her only friends. Most ghosts stick around because they’re happy here and have no desire to move on. So when she encounters a trapped and, quite frankly, batshit insane member of the formerly living, she’s driven to help…even though…
Jennifer sees a kindred soul in new mother Esme, and for the first time, reveals why she committed her heinous crime.
The truth will change Esme forever.
Dayle A. Dermatis eschewed Dick & Jane and instead learned to read via the Bobbsey Twins. At age 8, she discovered Nancy Drew, but two years later, disgusted with Nancy’s perfectionism, she hung out with Trixie Belden instead. A simultaneous crush on Remington Steele and Laura Holt cemented her addiction for mystery forever.
Her first novel, Cat Scratch Fever (written as Sophie Mouette and coauthored with Teresa Noelle Roberts), received 4 stars from Romantic Times Book Reviews, who called the book a “delightful, amusing and sexy whodunit.”
A recent transplant to the wild greenscapes of the Pacific Northwest, Dayle is the author of several novels and more than a hundred short stories in a variety of genres, both on her own and with coauthors. Check out her travels at dayledermatis.com, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.