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The Lake

(The second book in the Berry Springs series)
A novel by

"Thrilling suspense, full of passion, intrigue, and mystery. Pick up The Lake, you won't regret it." - Goodreads Member

Labeled a workaholic by his FBI comrades, Ethan Veech agrees to take a break from work and travel to the sleepy, southern town of Berry Springs, with nothing on his agenda but relaxation and drinks at the local bar. But, before he can even say "Another round, please," a mysterious pair of human bones, a vicious murder, and a sexy criminal crashes his perfect plans.

A product of her harsh upbringing, Jolene Reeves doesn't exactly live by the law, and makes no apologies for it, until her life is thrown into the spotlight when she stumbles upon a dead body in the bathroom of the Berry Springs B&B. After Ethan discovers Jolene's true identity, he threatens to expose her past unless she helps him bring down the focus of his current case; the reclusive millionaire Slade Packer.

As their shaky alliance becomes clouded by their sizzling chemistry, another victim is brutally murdered and it isn't long until Ethan discovers that Jolene is next on the killer's list.

And the clock to save her life is ticking . . .

THE LAKE is a standalone romantic suspense novel

Praise for the Berry Springs Series:
"The Woods is a sexy, small-town murder mystery that's guaranteed to resonate with fans of Nora Roberts and Karin Slaughter." -Best Thrillers
"Amanda McKinney wrote a dark, ominous thrilling tale spiked with a dash of romance and mystery that captivated me from start to finish... " -The Coffeeholic Bookworm, The Lake
"The Storm is a beautifully written whodunnit, packed with suspense, danger, and hot romance. Kept me guessing who the murderer was. I couldn't put it down!" -Amazon Review
"The Fog is one of my favorite novels of 2018." -Confessions of an Avid Reader
"Danger, mystery, and sizzling-hot romance right down to the last page." -Amazon Review, The Creek
"I devoured The Cave in one sitting. Best one yet." -Amazon Review
"The Shadow is a suspense-filled, sexy as hell book." -Bookbub Review

THE STORM is the *2018 Golden Leaf Winner for Romantic Suspense, a *2018 Maggie Award for Excellence Finalist, *2018 Silver Falchion Finalist, *2018 Beverley Finalist, and *2018 Passionate Plume Honorable Mention Recipient.
THE FOG is the *2019 Golden Quill Winner for Romantic Suspense, the *2019 I Heart Indie Winner, a *2019 Stiletto Award Finalist, and a *2019 Book Buyers Best Finalist.

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Used availability for Amanda McKinney's The Lake

Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: The Lake: A Berry Springs Novel
Author(s): Amanda McKinney
ISBN: 0-9989599-5-2 / 978-0-9989599-5-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amanda McKinney
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Lake: A Berry Springs Novel
Author(s): Amanda McKinney
Publisher: HH Tisevich
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU