Touch of Evil


March 2010

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The noose cuts off all air, leaving its victim struggling hopelessly against death. One by one, the members of a small town zydeco band are being murdered by a macabre killer.


Sheriff Justine Wofford is boxed in on all sides, investigating a series of gruesome hangings everyone else considers suicide. Hospitalized by a severe blow to the head, unable to remember the details of the attack, under fire from her own department, she reaches out to the man she’s sworn to avoid at any cost.


Their affair was a close-kept secret, their bodies coming together with explosive heat even as she tried to maintain emotional distance. But now Justine can’t stay away from Ross. Somehow, he’s mixed up in this case and his hold on her is only getting tighter.

  •  Although TOE stands alone, it builds on characters and events first introduced in Beneath Bone Lake.

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“Colleen Thompson brings the worlds of law enforcement and emergency medicine into vivid Technicolor life, complete with surround sound! I was kept on the edge of my seat from the beginning. By the ending, I had succeeded in biting all my fingernails down to nubs. This story will take your breath away and leave you gasping for more. ” – Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews

“Thompson delivers a riveting story of deceit, murder and mystery intertwined with romance and family loyalty. The characters’ backgrounds bring them to life, and Thompson’s creative, descriptive phrases make her scenes easy to picture.” – Romantic Times BOOKreviews

“This is a busy, well-written, fast-paced story with characters that stay in character. It was a good romantic mystery.” – Night Owl Reviews

“TOUCH OF EVIL is edgy fast-paced romantic suspense with chilling twists and turns to keep readers on the edge of their seats.  The passion is exciting, the romance full of depth, and the race to catch the mysterious killer keeps the pages flying.” – Merrimon Crawford, Book Illuminations


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