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Dead Woman Crossing

(2020)
(The first book in the Detective Kimberley King series)
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A detective with everything to prove. A devastating murder. A town full of secrets…

Haunted by the serial killer she never caught, Detective Kimberley King leaves her job in New York and relocates to the sleepy town of Dead Woman Crossing, Oklahoma. Kimberley hopes to bring her daughter Jessica up close to her family, far from the bad memories the city holds. But her quiet new home is not the peaceful place she dreamed of. Within days of her arrival, Kimberley is called to the scene of a terrible crime: her friend Hannah, a single mother, has been brutally murdered, her one-year-old daughter the only witness.

Kimberley can’t ignore the similarity of Hannah’s death to that of Katie James, a young woman who was murdered in 1905 on the banks of the same twisting creek. Dead Woman Crossing is named after her, and it seems someone is drawing inspiration from the crime. Could this killer be a copycat?

Teaming up with Sheriff Sam Walker, Kimberley struggles to make headway with Hannah’s murder. In a small town, people don’t talk to outsiders and Kimberley has a hard time gaining trust, even within her own family. Kimberley isn’t afraid to ask questions, but when she receives a threatening note, she realises that, as a single mother to a young daughter, she might be putting herself dangerously in the killer’s sights…

A gripping, atmospheric crime thriller inspired by true events, about a town on the edge of collapse and a murder that shakes the community. Dead Woman Crossing is perfect for fans of Rachel Caine, Lisa Regan and Jane Harper.

Readers are loving Dead Woman Crossing:

This book is simply excellent through and through. The lead character of Kimberley King is destined to become one of the great characters in the genre. She is so real while being simultaneously funny, direct, caring, and flawed that you can slip into her shoes so easily and go along for the ride. The character interactions are seamless, the dialogue is punchy and begs you to just go for one more chapter, and the atmosphere is phenomenal. I truly felt like I was in the town where it was all taking place, the wind brushing my face as I hear the wheat stalks sway. J.R. Adler is a dynamite talent and the first book in this series was a grad slam so I am beyond excited to see where this series goes. If you like thrillers then... scratch that... if you like reading then you owe it to yourself to pick this up. It is one hell of an amazing ride’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Really enjoyed this book, can’t wait for the next one in the series. It was unputdownable I read it in one sitting. It was tense and full of action that kept me entertained and engaged in the story. I had my suspicions but I was wrong, love that when you don’t expect the bad guy or the ending. Very good book and I highly recommend!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk

‘Very grippinghow this story comes together is just brilliant and Kimberley is so sassy can’t wait for book 2 once you start you won’t want to stop’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An excellent start to a new series!... I just loved the main characters of Detective Kimberley King and Sheriff Sam… The plot flowed smoothly, so I couldn't stop reading till I finished. Definitely looking forward to the next book in this series!’ Goodreads Reviewer

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead Woman Crossing: A totally heart-stopping crime thriller: 1 (Detective Kimberley King)
Author(s): J R Adler
ISBN: 1-83888-729-6 / 978-1-83888-729-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dead Woman Crossing: Detective Kimberley King, Book 1
Author(s): J R Adler
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   


September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dead Woman Crossing: Detective Kimberley King, Book 1
Author(s): J R Adler
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dead Woman Crossing: Detective Kimberley King, Book 1
Author(s): J R Adler
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead Woman Crossing: A totally heart-stopping crime thriller
Author(s): J R Adler
Publisher: Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU