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Serial Killer in Red River??

By Dave Digger


With the rash of recent murders in Red River this reporter has to wonder if maybe we don’t have a Serial Killer in our fine town. While the police have not come to the public with the truth yet, I’ve dug up some facts that lead me to believe our safe little town is no longer virginal when it comes to violence. Our cherry has been popped, dear readers, and evil has invaded the serenity we have come to count on.
After tracking down Detective Ethan Parker, Red River’s finest assigned to the case, I questioned him in regards to the heinous crimes. When asked about possible suspects, Detective Parker replied, “We’re looking at several suspects at this time.” Then I dug deeper into the details of the murder. “Digger, you know we have to keep the facts under wraps to protect the integrity of the case. But I will say these murders are among the most grizzly I’ve seen in my law enforcement career.” Detective Parker then added, “I would suggest residents lock their doors and take extra care.”
Unsatisfied with these vague answers, I continued in my quest for more information. After some serious research, I discovered local ultrasound technician, Abigail Montgomery, knew each of the victims. Is there a connection between these murders and the blonde hospital employee? Red River citizens deserve an answer!

I stalked…um, followed Ms. Montgomery for several days, only to discover this twisted tale takes quite a turn. I spotted the sultry blonde and the local detective at The Red River Café. After several hours of surveillance (and an unexpected scuffle inside the café) I was shocked to find a connection between the two. Yes, it appears the detective and Ms. Montgomery are romantically involved. To confirm this revelation, I returned to Detective Montgomery.
When asked if he was in The Red River Café, the detective said, “Yes, I was. An altercation occurred between two locals, and I dealt with the situation.” When asked about his involvement with Ms. Abigail Montgomery, the detective responded with a resounding, “No comment.” For this reporter, the answer is an unequivocal YES. But then I have to wonder, if all the victims in this case were friends of Ms. Montgomery, does this new involvement spell danger for our local detective? Has the fetching blonde unwittingly helped Detective Parker put his name at the top of the serial killer’s list?

All I can say is lock your doors, dear readers. Sleep with one eye open. And pray this nightmarish murder spree ends soon.



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Seven years ago, Abby Montgomery survived a brutal attack. Now she is ready to put her pain in the past and move on with her life. The problem is, one by one the men in her life are being viciously murdered.

SOTM BCThe detective assigned to the case, Ethan Parker, has demons of his own to hide. As the danger gets closer to Abby, so does Ethan. But can they get past his secrets before the killer gets to them? Sometimes the sins of the mind are more depraved than the sins of the heart.



About L. J. Garland:

Though born and raised in the south, L.J. Garland has lived on both the east and west coasts. She adores traveling, the latest adventures added to her Bucket List: Machu Pichu and Australia’s Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef.

Married to her best friend for over twenty years, she spends her time home schooling three rambunctious boys, editing in the epub industry, and writing stories that she hopes catches her readers’ imaginations as much as the characters and plotlines captivate her. In her spare time (what there is of it LOL), she has a multitude of hobbies, including building archery equipment from scratch and creating stained glass. She has a passion for anything that goes Boom! …from fireworks to high-powered combat rifles…it’s all good. She and her husband are both rated helicopter pilots and spent their 10th anniversary flying cross-country from east to west coast…an adventure she highly recommends.

A member of RWA, she has several published books, including Cadence Interrupted, On the Fringes, Dreamspell Revenge Anthology, and MechMan, she’s now teamed up with Debbie Gould. Having complete one manuscript, Sins of the Mind, they are hard at work, brainstorming and writing the creative new Sentinel Series.



About Debbie Gould:

Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, at the age of two Debbie and her mother moved to New Jersey, spending many happy years on her grandparents’ horse farm. You’ll sometimes find this setting as a backdrop in her work.

As a teenager, she and her mother found a new home in Vermont, where she currently resides. With a daughter in the Air Force (along with Debbie’s six-year-old grandson), and two sons working for the family Well Drilling business, Debbie now shuffles her time between a full time job as a nurse and her writing career.

About seven years ago, while looking at over three hundred treasured books lining her shelves, she realized there was a multitude of stories of her own clamoring for release. Since then, she’s seriously persevered in keeping the keyboard in constant motion.

With three published books complete, Mountain’s Echo and Infidelity, and November Rain, Debbie is now working with a partner, L.J. Garland. Together, they have finished one manuscript, Sins Of the Mind, and are now working on their Sentinel Series.

Debbie has been a member of KOD, FTHRW, ELEMENTS and RWA Online.


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