Katherine Hayton is a middle-aged woman who works in insurance, doesn't have children or pets, can't drive, has lived in Christchurch her entire life, and resides a two-minute walk from where she was born.
For some reason, she's developed a rich fantasy life.
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Her latest novel is The Second Stage of Grief - a 2016 Kindle Scout Winner - and is the second in the Ngaire Blakes Mystery series. The first Ngaire Blakes novel - The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton - was also a Kindle Scout Winner, and published by Kindle Press in March 2016.
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A false accusation. A brutal murder. Can Ngaire find a killer before he finds her?
Ngaire Blakes is trying to put her life back together. The ex-cop resigned from the police after a vicious assault left her battling PTSD. Dragged into a murder investigation, she’s shocked to discover that all the evidence points to her.
When the body count climbs, Ngaire flees to the cold comfort of her estranged father’s hometown. In danger and not knowing who to trust, she severs contact with her closest allies and must learn to rely on herself if she’s going to catch the killer before it’s too late.
The Second Stage of Grief is the second book in a series of mystery novels set in the dark shadows of New Zealand. If you enjoy gritty mysteries, strong women who rise to the challenge, and thrilling psychological suspense, then you’ll love Katherine Hayton’s latest installment in the Ngaire Blakes trilogy.
Buy The Second Stage of Grief to crack the case today.
Twists, turns, and surprises . . .
Magdalene Lynton died forty years ago: a vivacious teenager who fell victim to an obscene, accidental drowning. The coroner's office issued a verdict of death by misadventure and filed her case. The farming commune she'd lived within, splintered apart. Her body was left behind in a small, private cemetery encircled by acres of fallow ground.
Until Paul Worthington confessed to her murder.
Magdalene's case lands with Ngaire Blakes, a Maori detective recovering from a brutal stabbing. After fighting for the resources to investigate, Ngaire discovers that Paul's confession doesn't fit with the facts of Magdalene's death. The trouble is, neither does the original verdict.
Together with her partner, Deb, Ngaire digs deeper into the case to uncover inconsistencies, lies, and mortal danger.
The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton is the first book in a new series of mystery novels set in the deep shadows of New Zealand. If you savor tightly raveled mysteries, strong female leads, and psychologically unsettled minds, then you'll enjoy Katherine Hayton's opening story in a compelling new trilogy.
Buy The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton to unravel the mystery today.
Time is running out.
When Elisabet wakes in a hospital—the victim of a single-vehicle accident—her mind is empty of all memories and images save one: the tangled dream of a woman starving to death.
As Elisabet's husband morphs from a loving caregiver into an abusive opponent and her stepdaughter refuses all attempts to connect, Elisabet learns to navigate her malevolent new world on her own. With no other point of reference, she attempts to piece together evidence to confirm whether the woman in her dreams is real or a tortured figment of her imagination.
And when danger encroaches from all sides, Elisabet must draw on the last strands of her strained courage to survive the depraved truth hidden deep within her erased brain.
A Self-Publishing Review Favorite Indie Book of 2015 & Ajoobacats Blog Top Ten Books of 2015
Three months before she died Daina Harrow faced a bully at school.
Six weeks before she died Daina Harrow suffered an assault in the park.
One week before she died Daina Harrow stole a secret people had killed to hide.
That was ten years ago. Ten long years.
Now, her bones have been found on a building site. A coroner's inquest has been reopened. A parade of witnesses is about to start.
And Daina's here. Watching every day as her mother cries in the courtroom. Watching every day as her friends, and her enemies, and her killers lie about her on the stand.
Watching, and making sure that no matter what the coroner hears, you know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
So help you God.
Skeletal - a supernatural crime thriller.
A mother's nightmare...
Rena Sutherland wakes from a coma into a mother’s nightmare. Her daughter is missing – lost for four days – but no one has noticed; no one has complained; no one has been searching.
As the victim support officer assigned to her case, Christine Emmett puts aside her own problems as she tries to guide Rena through the maelstrom of her daughter’s disappearance.
A task made harder by an ex-husband desperate for control; a paedophile on early-release in the community; and a psychic who knows more than seems possible.
And intertwined throughout, the stories of six women; six daughters lost.