*This book contains mature situations as well as some mature language.
** If you like this book check out the companion novel, Stubborn Love (first in timeline)
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The third Joe Denali Detective series finds Joe investigating the death of his new office mate’s wife. There’s a problem with this because Joe’s sergeant has assigned the case to another detective. “You’re too close, Denali. Stay out of it.” But can he?
Nick Kovak joins Joe and Sandy in their three-person office after Rooster Blackwell’s retirement. Joe shows up at Nick’s house when Nick finds his wife dead in their bed and calls 911. At the scene Joe takes Nick aside to talk to him while other detectives scope out the Novak house. Nick has a breakdown and is whisked away in an ambulance. When the sergeant asks about the Kovak teenage son, Joe and Sandy try to find him but he is missing. That’s when Joe does what he always does: disobeys orders and seeks evidence on his own.
Joe has concerns with his new wife, Juliann and their young son. His ex-wife, Beth, has remarried and has brought his six-year-old daughter Rosie to live with her new husband and his two daughters. All problems have to be set aside when Rosie tells him she’s being followed.
Winner of the 2012 Glass Key Award given by the members of the Crime Writers of Scandinavia
All the best homes are by the water, or so the matron of Kongslund Orphanage tells her small charges. But at this particular house by the sea, not all is as it appears.
On September 11, 2001, on a desolate beach on the outskirts of Copenhagen, police begin investigating the strange death of an unidentified woman. Surrounding the body are what appear to be offerings to the deceased: a book, a small noose, a dead golden canary, a linden tree branch, and a photo of the Kongslund Orphanage. As the police puzzle over their bizarre findings, the Twin Towers fall in walls of flame and the case is quickly overshadowed by the terror half a world away.
Years later, as the sixtieth anniversary of the matron’s reign at Kongslund approaches, identical anonymous letters are sent to six of the home’s former residents, hinting at a cover-up that has allowed Denmark’s most influential to hide away their dirty secrets and keep their grip on power. As one tenacious reporter hunts for clues, he begins to unravel the true parentage of some of Kongslund’s “orphans.” Can he figure out who is sending the mysterious letters and who murdered the woman on the beach years earlier before it is too late?
This is the FIRST PART of “Never Understand”, the acclaimed Trilogy from Miranda Mailer. The other parts are:
Never Understand Part Two
Never Understand Part Three: Never Explain
- “If you enjoyed 50 Shades and more especially “Bared to You” by Sylvia Day, you will love Never Understand.”
- “The sex scenes just got hotter and hotter. I thought my Kindle was going to melt.” Catharine K, Milverton
"...Mr Dark and Mysterious offers his hand to help me up. He’s quite gallant in fact. His wrist is olive and strong and his fingers long and masculine. His watch is of an obscurely expensive Swiss make I’ve never heard, worn elegantly relaxed, low on his wrist. The wrist has the dark suit – the white cuff – then the deep-tanned skin of a long-fingered, sinuous, male hand. I feel his power as he pulls me up. I can feel somehow that this hand is strong, yet it’s sensitive enough to hold mine with just the right pressure. It was a kind thing he did there, yet there’s a scintilla of danger in his wealth and self-confidence…"
When waitress and would-be actress, Jana Kidd, bumps into the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on, she’s tries to put the vision from her mind. The stranger in the dark suit is rich, powerful and just about the hottest guy in New York to boot. He’s out of her league.
But when the dark, mysterious Johnthen Trent crosses her path again, and again, he compels Jana to take notice – whether she wants to or not. Their passionate affair threatens to run away with Jana, and threatens to ruin her big chance to break into TV acting.
There’s no turn-on quite like power and money, but Johnthen has the looks, the body and is an expert lover too. The thing is: can she trust the mysterious stranger?
Questions and dilemmas begin to overwhelm Jana. Why is Johnthen so private and unpredictable? Who is his “assistant”, Carmen, who never leaves his side? Where did those mysterious scars on his body come from?
Above all, what is his connection with the sexy cult-rock singer from years before?
Follow Jana’s steamy, rollercoaster relationship with Johnthen Trent, as she struggles to understand the real man beneath the ultra-cool, attractive exterior, while fighting to get her first break as a TV actress.
“...He coolly places his drink on the bar, and leans over to me. Am I dazzled by his looks? Before I can think, his lips are on mine and his fingers are in my hair, on the back of my head. His mouth is cool, tasting exquisitely of the gin and lime and his lips are sweet and sensual. Tension and emotion are popping and conflicting all over my body, but his cool tongue is making me melt..."
- “Never Understand is a steamy romance with a believable heroine and super-sexy man of mystery. The writing is excellent, the story enthralling and the sex scenes just got hotter and hotter, to the point that I thought my Kindle was going to melt. Johnthen Trent is no ordinary ‘hot billionaire’. There’s much more to this story than that. If you enjoyed 50 Shades and more especially Bared to You, you will love Never Understand.” Catharine K, Milverton
- “The story was captivating, I just had to read on, and the sexy bits were very well done, very much part of the story.” Elizabeth, UK
While walking home from work one evening, Jeff Manning is struck by a car and killed. Two women fall to pieces at the news: his wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish. Reeling from her loss, Claire must comfort her grieving son as well as contend with funeral arrangements, well-meaning family members, and the arrival of Jeff’s estranged brother, who was her ex-boyfriend. Tish volunteers to attend the funeral on her company’s behalf, but only she knows the true risk of inserting herself into the wreckage of Jeff’s life.
Told through the three voices of Jeff, Tish, and Claire, Hidden explores the complexity of relationships, the repercussions of our personal choices, and the responsibilities we have to the ones we love.
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