Wry, smart, tough private eye Janelle Watkins swore off investigating child abductions four years ago, when she left the San Francisco PD.
But when two clients with missing children beg for her help, Janelle can’t say no. Even though it means returning to the scene of her nightmares – her hometown of Greenville.
Forced to enlist the help of her ex-partner and ex-lover, Greenville County Sheriff Ken Heinz, Janelle soon finds herself playing with fire in more than one way, and in a race against the clock to find the missing children before it’s too late.
If Janet Evanovich and the Cohen Brothers ever sat down to collaborate on a story, then this is exactly the kind of incredible novel they might come up with – one full of twists and turns and memorable characters…
Isn’t it about time you met the unforgettable Janelle Watkins?
The first Janelle Watkins mystery
Date: 5th September 2013
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
Date: 27th August 2013
Format: Large (Trade) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$14.99 CAN$16.99
Date: 27th August 2013
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99
Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
On-sale 27th August from the Robot Trading Company
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Praise and Reviews:
“Karen Sandler’s Clean Burn is a taut, timely thriller ripped from today’s headlines. Blisteringly paced, authentically told, here is a novel that demands to be read in a single sitting. I can’t wait to strap on a side arm and join Watkins for her next case.”
- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sigma series
“Clean Burn is a guilty pleasure. Curl up for a snappy pace, and an ex cop P.I. heroine with attitude, and a haunted past.”
- Lynn Hightower, author of The Piper and The Debt Collector
“Chilling, engrossing and addicting from page one! Karen Sandler weaves a tight, tense mystery, and with Janelle Watkins gives us an honest, tough, and flawed heroine – I can’t wait to read what comes next for this exciting character.”
- Brenda Novak, author of When Snow Falls and When Lightning Strikes
“Author Karen Sandler brings a gripping and dark tale to the pages with CLEAN BURN. This is her first foray into the mystery genre, but her seasoned writing lines the pages with ease. It’s a fascinating tale.” Fresh Fiction