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Mar 26

CBLS – “Life in Death (Kari Marchant Series, Book 1)” by Harlow Coban

I’m pleased today to be hosting Harlow Coban and letting you know about her book, Life In Death, which is a story that pulls situations from her own family history.  Harlow has also been generous enough to donate an ebook up for grabs!  Leave a comment and the winner will be picked randomly and notified by email.

Title:  Life in Death (Kari Marchant Series, Book 1)
Author:  Harlow Coban
Publisher:  Wine Not Publishing
Length:  25,000 words
Sub-Genre:  Mystery/Thriller

BLURB:

 

When a girl that social worker Kari Marchant places in foster care is brutally murdered, she’s compelled to learn why. Her quest for the truth pits her against friends and coworkers. As Kari works to solve the horrific plot, more people die.  How far should she go to learn the truth—even if it threatens her life?

When homicide detective Rance Nicolet meets Kari, his attraction to her is powerful—and the feeling is mutual. But things between them go terribly wrong when Kari’s old lover is found murdered with a letter from her in his pocket. The evidence against Kari is damning. Rance’s personal and professional lives collide. Does he blindly believe the woman he’s falling in love with or follow the evidence no matter where it leads?

 

EXCERPT #1:

“Frost. Call on line one.” The voice boomed overhead and interrupted Scott Frost mid-climb. He jumped off his truck, pushed up the sleeves on his dingy green work shirt and walked to the phone mounted on the wall, his face a scowl of irritation.

He grabbed the receiver. “Hello.”

“They found Patience,” his wife, Andrea, whispered.

Mammoth garbage trucks rumbled and shook the walls as they rolled out into the street for the day’s work, their giant bellies hungry for trash. Scott strained to hear his wife over the noise.

“I told you never to call me here.”

“Do you know what they did to her?” Her voice rose an octave.

“Hold it together.” He clenched his fist and resisted the impulse to smash it through the wall. “She’s the one who ran off.”

“She didn’t deserve that. Nobody deserves that.”

The phone slipped a bit in his sweaty hand. Tolerance had never been one of Scott’s virtues, and what little he did have waned with each whiny word his wife uttered. “It’ll all be over soon, you know that.”

“They won’t let us out.”

He gnashed his teeth together until the noise in his head drowned out the roar of garbage trucks. The pumping of his heart escalated and Scott imagined he could feel his blood pressure rising.

“Damn it, Andrea, take a valium. These people are dangerous. They’ll kill us if we flake out.”

BUY LINKS:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007B4S9JW

 

BOOK TRAILER:

YouTube – http://youtu.be/wwG47m3TyxM

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author Harlow Coban was born in Kansas City, MO, but grew up in Denver, CO. She relocated to North Carolina five years ago with her husband, two dogs, and 16-year old twins.

She shares a birthday with the notorious Napoleon Bonaparte. In keeping with his legacy, she is currently working on taking over the world. Harlow’s positive attitude and fresh take on life are her tools and conquest is certain.

She spends her free time writing, dancing, traveling and defending mailboxes from her 16-year-old twins’ driving.

Her debut novel, LIFE IN DEATH (February 2012), is a murder mystery which pulls from real-life situations from her own family history. She felt compelled to share her story with the world while offering a thrilling, entertaining, and amusing escape for readers.

In keeping with her commitment to improving the lives of children, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her book will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club in her home state of North Carolina.

 Where to Find Harlow

Twitter: @HarlowCoban

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Harlow-Coban/174596219285270

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5345608.Harlow_Coban

Blog:  http://www.harlowcoban.com/?page_id=53

 

To find out where else Harlow will be stopping by, please click below.

4 comments

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  1. Harlow Coban

    Carly, thank you so much for hosting me! I wish you every success! I’ve love to hear from your readers.

  2. Candace

    This looks great!

  3. bn100

    I enjoyed the excerpt. The book sounds very good.

  4. Harlow Coban

    Candace/BN100: Thank you for your comments! If you had to write a story about one aspect of your life, what would it be and in what genre?

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