Four years after closing the gruesome murder of church Elder Dennis Gregg, Detective Joi Sommers and her partner Russell Wilkerson are summoned to a South Suburban commuter college where the body of a sexy coed is found garroted in the chemistry lab. From their first horrified glimpse at the corpse they recognize they have been tasked with an extraordinary case.
The evidentiary trail leads them to similarly murdered victims. Is this a pattern, or a series of random coincidences? Tracking the wanton killer from the South Suburban hamlet to Chicago’s trendy North side, their investigation thickens and threatens to excavate darkly hidden appetites.
Targeted Age Group:: Adults 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to create a female heroine that was a detective, quirky and imperfect and a character that I'd love to see on the small or big screen. The setting is in the Chicago suburbs of South Holland, Illinois, which was settled by Dutch immigrants in 1894. I wrote the first Joi Sommers mystery, Broken Dolls in 2014 and this is the second. The third Joi Sommers Mystery is in progress.