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Helen Starbuck

“Starting as a slow burn, this mystery thriller romance rapidly picks up pace to the nail-biting conclusion. Starbuck has penned a delectable wounded hero in Jess and Dani, a lost soul heroine. The Killer Without A Face comes highly recommended, to be consumed with a glass of wine and curled up on a comfy sofa.”— ARC book reviewer

Synopsis of the standalone novel, The Killer Without a Face

A Witness Who Can’t Identify a Killer and a Killer Who Thinks She Can

Dani Calderwood is the only survivor of a man who murdered her twin sister and her drug-dealing boyfriend. Having seen only a brief glimpse of the killer while hiding in a dusty stairwell, she can’t clearly identify him. But the police and the killer think she can, and both are looking for her. 

Terrified that being at the scene of the murders has signed her own death warrant, Dani escapes into the isolated mountains of Colorado. When she ends up stranded in a small town in the Colorado high country, ex-Marine and local bartender, Jess Walker, discovers who she is and helps conceal her identity from the townspeople. What Dani thought was a safe refuge, however, may turn out to be a fatal last stand.

If you like intriguing characters, gut-wrenching twists, and undercurrents of romance, then you’ll love award-winning author Helen Starbuck’s tense crime thriller, The Killer Without a Face.

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“. . . thoughtfully explores subplots of romance, found family, and self-examination. . . An affecting conclusion to a high-stakes chase. A largely engaging, romantic thriller with a layered protagonist.” —Kirkus Reviews

Wholesale discounts available, inquire at [email protected]. ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CKK5MFS9 Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routt Street Press (November 1, 2023) Paperback ‏ : ‎ 322 pages ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0999246186 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0999246184 Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.81 x 8.5 inches

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