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Meet Laney Holt–the dead girl has arrived!

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Written by Vicki Hinze

On October 4, 2018


Meet my friend, Laney Holt.  Laney is a strong women haunted by a dark event in her past. We all have our trials, but she handles hers, and herself, with such discipline and grace.  I love that.  The USA Today bestselling author, Debra Webb had the privilege of writing Laney’s story, and she did a great job.  Here’s a little more about Laney’s story, the dead girl: 



Former L.A. homicide detective Laney Holt walked away from big city crime after a shooting she couldn’t put behind her. With L.A. in her rear view mirror, she accepted the position of deputy chief of police in a small picturesque paradise called Shutter Lake. Nestled in a peaceful valley surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Shutter Lake is the perfect small town filled with pleasant, charming folks. The crime rate in Shutter Lake is zero…at least until the dead girl is found. The shocking murder shakes the town to it’s very foundation.

Laney’s past comes back to haunt her as she delves into the investigation of who murdered beautiful, young Sylvia Cole. But Laney’s secrets aren’t the only ones revealed as one by one the cracks in this perfect town start to show and the facade of perfection slowly begins to breakdown.



You’re going to love Laney.  I have come to respect so many wonderful things about her, which is why I’m celebrating—especially today.  Today the dead girl is released!


It’s an Amazon exclusive and you can get a copy here.


Oh, and Debra Webb, Laney’s author, is giving away free copies of Laney’s short read, no looking back.  Limited time only, so grab your copy now—here.


Isn’t that great?


I hope you enjoy the stories.  The prequel, no looking back, is about Laney’s life before Shutter Lake. The dead girl, is Laney’s story in Shutter Lake.


I think you’re going to enjoy these suspense novels immensely.


I nearly forgot.  There’s a contest!  Comment here, share a post on Facebook or Twitter, or write a review on either project, and you’re automatically entered.  Vicki is drawing a winner from participants and will send that winner some great BREAKDOWN swag:


A mug from the Breakdown Swag Storeand a t-shirt!


My gratitude and best wishes to you all,





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