The Marked Bride

Romantic Suspense, Shadow Watchers #1, Clean Read

Romantic Suspense

Clean Read.


Shadow Watchers, Vicki Hinze

#1 The Marked Bride (Tim)

#2 The Marked Star (not yet released) (Nick)

#3 The Marked Witness (not yet released) (Sam)

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Vicki Hinze, crossroads crisis center series novels, bestselling romantic suspense novels

Crossroads Crisis Center Series

#1 Forget Me Not (Ben)

#2 Deadly Ties (Mark)

#3 Not This Time (Joe)


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“A thriller you won’t soon forget, especially if you’re a fan of the romantic obsession mastered by Alfred Hitchcock in Vertigo or Otto Preminger’s Laura. Vicki Hinze’s latest blends disparate elements together with surprising ease, and the result is a darkly original tale where hope and faith provide the light. The story, though, isn’t so much about faith conquering all so much as coming to the realization of its limitations and learning to overcome them, which comes define Brandt’s very heroism. Such spiritual elements would’ve overburdened the tale in lesser hands. Good thing’s Hinze’s are as sure and steady as they come, making Forget Me Not not to be missed.” (On Forget Me Not)

–Providence Journal

The Shadow Watchers were introduced in the Crossroads Crisis Center novels. Now they return with their own stories…


In Seagrove Village, former Shadow Watcher, Tim, receives a stunning text from his ex-fiancé, Mandy, on their long dormant, secure phone.  She is in trouble and needs help. Against the team’s objections—Mandy had broken their engagement to marry another man—Tim responds…and discovers NINA, Nihilists in Anarchy, an international terrorist organization the Shadow Watchers have tangled with before, is after Tim’s team again.  This time, through Mandy.


The breakup had devastated Tim, but what he discovers now forces him to work with Mandy to reveal yet another layer of operatives in the NINA organization.  A layer that, for Mandy, strikes terror close to home and makes her The Marked Bride.


Even those fighting this formidable enemy with the Shadow Watchers are withholding vital information that endangers the lives of all the Shadow Watchers and leaves Tim and Mandy wondering:  Can they reveal the truth and protect the nation’s interests and stay alive?  Can the team succeed in the fight against the enemy and its own side?


When all is done, who will survive?  And of the survivors, if Tim and Mandy are among them, will they stand together, or again be robbed of their future and forever forced apart?


Shadow Watcher Novels:

The Marked Bride (Tim)
The Marked Star (Nick)

Crossroads Crisis Center Novels:

Forget Me Not (Ben)
Deadly Ties (Mark)
Not This Time (Joe)

From Katie M.:

“This book is very fast paced with plenty of action and will keep you guessing the entire time as to who The Jackal and The Phoenix (Jackal’s boss) are and how they are connected to Mandy, Tim and the rest of Shadow Watchers.

You must read this wonderful book to find out what happens. I highly recommend it.”

From Cyn:
” In a nutshell this is a very fast pace, clean, thrilling action pack read that really grabs you attention hooking you form the first page.”
From Amazon Reviewers and Readers:
2018 Print edition published by Magnolia Leaf Press, ISBN: 978-1-939016-22-5

Digital: ISBN: 978-1-939016-13-3. Updated 2018.

© 2015, Vicki Hinze Published by Magnolia Leaf Press ISBN: 978-1-939016-13-3

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