Deadly Butterfly : a Toni Underwood Mystery (Toni Underwood Mysteries)

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9781883061340: Deadly Butterfly : a Toni Underwood Mystery (Toni Underwood Mysteries)

Toni pulled her old address book out of the desk drawer and found Jo's number. Three rings, "Hello," Jo's booming voice filled Toni's ear.

A casual weekend visit with her good friend, Jo, finds Toni unexpectedly pulled into her most sinister mystery yet. after decades of being locked away in a mental institution, Aaron Blake is out and looking for revenge. Evil insanity rules his world, and an unspoken terror hangs in the air. The only way out is to confront the coal black eyes of death himself.

So lock your doors and set the alarm...you never know when a glorious butterfly may be fluttering its beautiful wings against your window, begging to come in...

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Darcy Bennett is having nightmares again. She's a child, cramped into a tiny space where she had been hidden by her mother, until a hulking man approaches, hears her crying, and reaches down menacingly for her. Darcy's new friend and love interest, Toni Underwood, wants to help Darcy understand the source of her dreams, and travels with her to Whidbey Island in Washington's Puget Sound, where she was raised by her Aunt Mae and Uncle Fred. Here, Aunt Mae confesses that Darcy's parents weren't killed in a plane accident when she was little. They were murdered by Uncle Fred's psychopathic half brother, a boy named Aaron Blake. Now a man, Aaron has escaped from the mental asylum, and all Darcy has to protect her from him is Aunt Mae, with her rusty old rifle, and the ex-cop Toni Underwood. With its simple language, fast pace, and gothic undertones, the third Toni Underwood mystery may remind readers of the early thrillers of Mary Higgins Clark. A quick read, with plenty of sex and action. --Regina Marler

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Mind you, I was raised in the '40s and '50s, when lesbians were described as motorcycle-riding Amazons. And although motorcycles had always scared me, I was six-feet tall, and I'd loved women all my life. I just wish I'd known sooner that I didn't need to own a motorcycle to get a woman.

I was brought out in the parking lot of the Seattle Zoo, at four in the morning, but that's another story. After two years in Washington, I moved back to Southern Califronia where I was born.

Writing has alway been my secret passion, but being a single parent, I was too busy raising my daughter to do anything but work. I live alone, now a condition I am learning to enjoy, and have lengthy conversations with my two dogs and cat, because I like the answers they give.

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