by Clair M. Poulson

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Detective Royce Fleming has dealt with the worst of the worst in his small Utah town. But even after years of dealing with criminals, he's shaken when a battered young woman enters his office. The victim of ruthless domestic abuse, Ellerie Pearson finally has the courage to share her painful secret history with the kind officer. For Royce, this information is just another piece in the puzzle he's working to solve—because unbeknownst to Ellerie, her husband's body has just been found. And she's the prime suspect in his murder.

As he delves into the mystery surrounding Darien Pearson's death, Royce is inundated with suspects. Darien's calculated cruelty left him with no shortage of enemies, and Ellerie's involvement seems less likely by the day. But when his own past makes an unwelcome return, Royce finds himself torn between duty and the possibility that he may lose everything.

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Size6 x 9
PublishedCovenant Communications 2018

About the Author

Clair M. Poulson

Clair M. Poulson retired after twenty years in law enforcement. During his career he served in the U.S. Military Police Corps, the Utah Highway Patrol, and the Duchesne County Sheriff's Department, where he was first a deputy and the the county sheriff. He currently serves as a justice court judge for Duchesne County, a position he has held for nineteen years. His nearly forty-year career working in the criminal justice system has provided a wealth of material from which he draws in writing his books. Clair has served on numerous boards and committees over the years. Among them are the Utah Judicial Council, and FBI advisory board, the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, the Utah Justice Court Board of Directors, and the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Other interests include activity in the LDS Church, assisting his oldest son in operating their grocery store, ranching with his oldest son and other family members, and raising registered Missouri Fox Trotter horses. Clair and his wife, Ruth, live in Duchesne and are the parents of five married children. They have twenty-two grandchildren.

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Average rating:

(based upon 7 reviews)

it was great I loved it
By , Submitted on 2019-07-12

I'm surprised how good this book was

two thumbs down
By , Submitted on 2018-09-26

so slow that i kept thinking it would get going any moment, nope.. unrealistic storyline
This book made me question why Im a fan of Clair Poulson.

By , Submitted on 2018-07-29

I tried to finish this book. I honestly tried. But for heavens sake it was pathetic. Twins involved in a murder who done it. The wannabe hero uses his black belt karate skills to kick some butt. He has way too many women wanting to marry him. I mean seriously, please. Is it possible to get anymore fantasy like? The only thing it's missing is unrealistic sex scenes to go along with the unrealistic story. Dumb.

By , Submitted on 2018-06-01

I liked this book a lot. It was entertaining and interesting. Sure a one week love story with four options is a little far fetched, okay really far fetched, but it kept me reading. I truly enjoyed it.

Interesting storyline
By , Submitted on 2018-05-23

I listened to this book with my husband and 14 year old son. I had a harder time than they did but the legal part of the storyline was SO off. There are things that just are not how the law works, even in Utah. We have a law practice so I’m sure I’m more sensitive to it but more research is definitely needed. That and the sudden falling in love in less than a week when everyone else also wants him as well as his currently married ex wife who days before was screaming threats at him was far fetched. I stayed at it for the mystery which was good

Stuff that bothered me...
By , Submitted on 2018-05-20

Okay, I’m not usually a negative reviewer, but there were a few things that really grated on me the whole book. 1. Referring to grown adult women as “girls”. Girls are under age 12, or what “adult-oriented-businesses” call their “entertainers”. No. No. No. Women are not “girls”. 2. The main character was pursued by women bearing baked goods. Come on! Really? It was a bit comical in its repetitiveness in one section of the book. Seems sexist-stereotypical. Is that how Vernal Utah singles scene really does things? Otherwise, the story, very linear, but piqued my curiosity enough to finish it. Of course, any novel I attempted would not be nearly this good... as I know it’s hard to write a good story.

Kept me guessing to the end.
By , Submitted on 2018-05-16

Another mystery from Claire Poulson that kept me engaged to the end. There is mystery, intrigue, and a bit of romance mixed in. There were several time I thought I knew whodunnit -- and in the end I was wrong on all counts.

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