Author: Natalie R. Collins

Natalie R. Collins has eight published books, another one scheduled to come out in July 2012, TIES THAT BIND, and several others in various stages of publishing. She is currently working on her next one… or two… or three. She has dabbled in both dark suspense and cozy mysteries, and is happy to be able to work in both genres. She has written for Penguin Putnam, Thompson Gale, and still currently has a contract with St. Martin’s Press. She spent five years as an editor at the Sundance Film Festival, has worked in journalism, and is currently working to get her degree in graphic design.

Natalie also has three books, TUTU DEADLY, TAPPED OUT, and POINTE AND SHOOT, published by Penguin Putnam (Berkley Prime Crime), under the name Natalie M. Roberts. The Jenny T. Partridge Dance Mystery Series chronicle the adventures of an erstwhile dance teacher in Ogden, Utah, and her many adventures with pyscho dance moms.

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The Ties That Bind

The Ties That Bind
  • Number: B007NKN15G
  • Release: 2012-07-31
  • Author: Natalie R. Collins
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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In her acclaimed thrillers, Natalie R. Collins reveals the secrets that lurk in every town, the darkness that lies in every heart, and the ties that bind every family—till death…

The first victim is found hanging from a tree in her backyard. A popular cheerleader in the small town of Kanesville, Utah, she appears to have committed suicide. As does the next girl…Then comes a third death, and a growing suspicion that these are not suicides at all. Police Detective Samantha Montgomery has seen her share of tragedy back in Salt Lake City—but this is different. This is methodical, planned, perfectly executed. This is the work of a serial killer.

Visiting Detective Gage Flint knows Sam from her Salt Lake City days. After a brutal case left her traumatized—and Gage broke her heart—Sam decided to return to her hometown, never thinking she’d have another chance to work with Gage…or that another case would hit so close to home. The deeper she digs into the murders, the more she uncovers about her own family’s past. Somehow, the two seem connected—and Sam could be the next target of a killer’s obsession…


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