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A Detective Kylie Milliard Mystery

By: Danielle Girard


Publisher: Saddle Peak Entertainment

Publication Date: 05/23/2023

Format: e-book

My Rating: TBR


In only a few months, the small town of Hagen has lost two high school seniors, both under strange circumstances. When a third senior, the mayor’s son, drives through the plate glass window of the town’s diner and ends up in a coma, the deaths no longer seem unrelated accidents. The town is paralyzed with fear. The police can find no good explanation. Other students deny any knowledge of what’s happening, but Detective Kylie Milliard is certain at least some are lying.

Hagen’s sole investigator, Kylie Milliard fears that something sinister is at play, but she can’t convince the town’s powers that be to take her concerns seriously. Mounting discord between herself and Hagen’s sheriff have her thinking that it may be time to leave Hagen for a bigger city and a new job, but she’s not going anywhere until she determines the connection between the self-destructive act of the mayor’s son and the two untimely deaths.

Whoever is behind the dangerous stunts doesn’t want to be discovered. To keep their secret, they’re willing to take out anyone who gets too close. With time running out before the next stunt, Kylie is in a race to solve the puzzle. She is all too clear that, until she does, no one—not the students, nor the town—is safe from danger.

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About the Author

Danielle Girard is the USA Today and Amazon #1 bestselling author of Chasing Darkness, the Rookie Club series, and Exhume, Excise, Expose, and Expire featuring San Francisco medical examiner Dr. Annabelle Schwartzman. Danielle's books have won the Barry Award and the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, and two of her titles have been optioned for film. A graduate of Cornell University, Girard received her MFA at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She, her husband, and their two children split their time between San Francisco and the northern Rockies.

Danielle is also the host of Killer Women Podcast where she interviews the women who write today's darkest fiction. Find episodes on Facebook, YouTube or your favorite podcast provider.

Her latest release, The Ex, a prequel to the Annabelle Schwartzman Series, is available now. Visit her at

Series Order

Badlands Thriller Series:

White Out

Far Gone

Up Close (Coming 2023)

Dr. Schwartzman Series:





The Ex

The Rookie Club Series:

Dead Center

One Clean Shot

Dark Passage

Grave Danger

Everything to Lose

Too Close to Home (A Rookie Club Short Story, exclusive to Danielle's readers group. Join at

Standalone Novels:

Savage Art

Ruthless Game

Chasing Darkness (winner of the RT Reviewers' Choice Award)

Cold Silence (winner of the Barry Award)

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