The Creek by Amanda McKinney
When DNA evidence links Lieutenant Quinn Colson’s brother to the scene of a grisly murder, Quinn realizes he'll do anything to keep his brother from returning to prison, even if it costs him his job… and the woman who’s stolen his heart. Shooting range owner by day, yoga instructor by night, Bobbi Cross is as ironic as her two businesses—she’s an independent, tough-as-nails woman, except when she’s meditating away the discontentment she feels inside. But no amount of Zen can help her when she finds her business partner bludgeoned to death in a burning house. The scene is something straight out of a horror movie, excluding the smothering hot Police Lieutenant who saves her from the flames. Quinn Colson accepted a position at the police department in the small, southern town of Berry Springs for one reason—to keep an eye on his little brother, newly released from prison. He couldn’t care less that the locals eye him like the plague, until he meets a green-eyed stunner at the scene of his first big case. Bobbi Cross is nothing like anyone he’s ever met, and when they team up to solve her friend’s murder, it becomes evident that no woman in town is safe from the ruthless killer, including Bobbi. With a mountain of evidence that doesn’t appear to link together, the case is as confusing as his growing feelings for the town’s sweetheart… until a DNA test connects his brother to the scene of the crime. In an instant, Quinn’s world is turned upside down, and he realizes he’ll do anything to keep his brother from returning to prison, even if it costs him his job… and the woman who’s stolen his heart. THE CREEK 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, sprinkled 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 a *2018 Maggie Award of Excellence Finalist*, *2018 Silver Falchion Finalist*, *2018 Beverley Finalist*, *2018 Golden Leaf 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, *2019 Maggie Award of Excellence Finalist, and a *2019 Book Buyers Best Finalist.
Book Length: Novel - 150-320 Pages