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A Desperate Place

(2020)
(The first book in the McKenna and Riggs series)
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Perfect for fans of Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles and Kathy Reichs, comes an explosive debut thriller about a team of two strong women and a crime that will shake you to your core.

Three separate homicides. Three unrelated victims. One grisly secret.

When the body of famous actress Niki Francis is unearthed from its shallow grave, the small town of Medford, Oregon is alarmed, but not shook. After all, there should be plenty of motives and suspects--Niki had fame, wealth, looks. The kill was targeted, premeditated, and it's about her celebrity. Or so they thought.

Whit McKenna is licking her wounds, working as a reporter for the local Medford rag. Fresh from a harrowing assignment for her previous post at the L. A. Times which cost her her husband, Whit must pull herself together for the sake of her two daughters. The wound has hardly begun to scab when she's called to cover the murder, so she teams up with her best friend, medical examiner Katie Riggs. Then two more victims turn up, completely disconnected from one another, and McKenna loses all hope of a breakthrough.

Rather than clarity, the possible suspects and motives become scrambled. But time is running out, and each front page article McKenna writes brings her closer to a killer who will stop at nothing to realize a deadly vision.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Greer has painted an authentic and colorful tapestry of small town Medford, she has me wishing I'd been invited into the tight knit circle of [the cast]. Hard to believe this is Greer's first novel. More, please! I'm hooked." - Sandra Brannan

"A nonstop thrill ride! Turn the first page and you're hooked. And Greer has given us one of the most memorable heroes in recent crime fiction, Whit McKenna--love her!" - Jeffery Deaver


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Hardback Editions

May 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Greer
ISBN: 1-64385-384-8 / 978-1-64385-384-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel (McKenna and Riggs (1))
Author(s): Jennifer Greer
ISBN: 1-66200-304-8 / 978-1-66200-304-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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August 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel (McKenna and Riggs (1))
Author(s): Jennifer Greer
ISBN: 1-66200-308-0 / 978-1-66200-308-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Greer
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


August 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Greer
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Greer
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Greer
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Greer
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU