The Deadliest Denial


May 2006

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The worst day of Claire’s life begins with a 5:00 am knock on her door, the summons every cop’s wife dreads. But instead of telling her Spence is gone, killed in the line of duty, Claire gets even worse news. Her husband is in jail. For murder. And irrefutable evidence proves the person he really wants dead is her.

Betrayal turns to terror when Spence skips bail and someone begins vandalizing her horse ranch. In the fury of a Texas thunderstorm, her husband reappears with a story that sounds all too credible and a seductive magnetism Claire has never been able to resist. Is her need to believe in his innocence nothing but . . . The Deadliest Denial?

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Rave Reviews

“. . . captivating… Thompson, a RITA finalist, is skilled at building suspense. . .”- Publisher’s Weekly

“… a spellbinding read with a gripping plot filled with intrigue. It takes us on an emotional roller coaster ride with two characters whose love, trust and belief in each other is stretched almost to the breaking point.. . . Ms. Thompson has gifted us with another all-nighter.”- Fresh Fiction

“… an exciting romantic suspense with a wicked twist; an alleged murder plot planned against the heroine by her loving husband.  I loved this story and I liked how Ms. Thompson kept me guessing about the guilt or innocence of Spence throughout the book.  The suspense and action in the story had me eagerly turning each page to find out if Claire was going to survive all the plots surrounding her.  I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys an excellent suspense and likes when the hero is shrouded in mystery and the heroine has to rely on faith in her lover in order to survive.”- Romance Junkies

“Thompson’s style is gritty, and that works well with her flawed and driven characters. This intense novel hinges on the burning question of trust and what happens when you suspect it’s been given in error. High family drama mixes with deadly suspense.”- Romantic Times

“An action-packed, engaging, and suspenseful romance with two characters whose faith and trust in each other is tested to
the limit and beyond… Twists and turns, danger, mystery, and romance are all present in Colleen Thompson’s THE DEADLIEST DENIAL. This is one book that should not be
missed.” – Romance Reviews Today

“The story line is action-packed yet the key lead couple seems genuine . . . fans of psychological police procedural will appreciate this tense, exciting and entertaining thriller.”- Harriet Klausner

“Ms. Thompson has created a complex story that will hold you glued to the page until it’s over.”- Huntress Reviews

“Colleen Thompson has written a very engrossing story which you may find difficult to put down. Almost constant action is interspersed with an abundance of well-developed characters. Added in are plenty of theories and clues which leave us trying to solve the crimes right along with Claire. If you enjoy a good romantic suspense, then you certainly don’t want to miss The Deadliest Denial.”- A Romance Review

“The Deadliest Denial  is an action packed thrill ride from beginning to end. “- Roundtable Reviews

“I so enjoy a good suspenseful read and Colleen Thompson delivers that and more! Her books for me are always sitting on the edge of your seat gripping the book until you are white knuckled waiting to see what will happen next! This book captivated me until the very last page! “- The Best Reviews


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