The Last Clinic
In a fast-paced, suspenseful debut novel for fans of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner, detective Darla Cavannah goes Deep South in pursuit of a merciless killer. Outside the local women’s health clinic, the Reverend Jimmy Aldridge waving his protest sign is a familiar sight. But that changes early... show more
In a fast-paced, suspenseful debut novel for fans of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner, detective Darla Cavannah goes Deep South in pursuit of a merciless killer. Outside the local women’s health clinic, the Reverend Jimmy Aldridge waving his protest sign is a familiar sight. But that changes early one morning when someone shoots the beloved Reverend Jimmy dead. Sheriff Shelby Mitchell knows the preacher’s murder will shock the good people of Jackson—and the pressure to find the killer is immediate and intense, which is why Shelby calls in detective Darla Cavannah. When police detective Darla moved from Philadelphia to Jackson with her husband—hometown football hero Hugh “the Glue” Cavannah—she never imagined the culture shock that awaited. Then after Hugh dies in a car crash, Darla enters a self-imposed exile in her Mississippi home, taking a leave of absence from the sheriff’s department. Now she’s called back to duty—or coerced, more like it, with Shelby slathering on his good-ole-boy charm nice and thick, like on a helping of barbecue. Reluctantly partnered with a mulish Elvis impersonator, Darla keeps a cool head even as the community demands an arrest. The court of public opinion has already convicted the clinic’s doctor, Stephen Nicoletti, but Darla is just as sure he’s not guilty—even as she fights her growing attraction to him. From the genteel suburbs to a raunchy strip club, Darla follows a trail of dirty money and nasty secrets—until the day of judgment comes, and she faces down an ungodly assassin.
Publish date: November 18th 2013
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
Series: Darla Cavannah Mysteries (#1)
Darla Cavannah owes Sheriff Shelby a favor. He’s come to collect. The good news is she can run the controversial murder of Reverend Jimmy Aldridge’s murder any way she chooses. The bad news is she’ll be working with Tommy Reylander, an Elvis impersonator on the side. Being pro-life, Reverend Jim...
Darla Cavannah is a detective in Jackson, Mississippi and a darned good one at that. Her boss, Sheriff Shelby Mitchell, knows that and overlooks the fact that she's a Yankee. Unfortunately she's assigned a partner, detective Tommy Reylander, for her current investigation that isn't so forgiving. Add...
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After a much loved preacher and anti-abortion protestor is murdered outside a women’s health clinic, the whole city of Jackson, Mississippi is up in arms and pointing the finger at Dr Stephen Nicoletti. It’s left to Detective Darla Cavannah to solve the crime but with a partner who is a better Elv...
Coming November 18th From Random House Publishing Group – Alibi Thank you to the author, publisher and netgalley for the review copy. Outside the local women’s health clinic, the Reverend Jimmy Aldridge waving his protest sign is a familiar sight. But that changes early one morning when someone ...