Amanda Blake, a freelance photographer, tracks down her birth mother who is living in California. Hours after Amanda’s arrival, her mother is murdered.
Amanda, determined to discover her mother’s killer, returns to Australia to find the man who may know the killer’s identity. While visiting this man, she has to run for her life under a hail of bullets. Someone, will stop at nothing until she is dead.
If she thought things were bad enough, they are about to get much worse…
Targeted Age Group: Adult
Someone asked me why I wrote The Deadly Caress. It’s what captured my attention at one time from a newspaper article and I started to get the what if’s going. What if a person was to discover that the woman she thought was her mother wasn’t. How would she feel? What if this mother was murdered? What would this person do? Then there’s a scary scene with Amanda driving down a mountainside and that comes from my memory banks. I grew up across the road from a very bad intersection and every weekend there would be at least one horrific accident. Some of these were youths speeding or chasing each other. Others were drunks or drivers who had miscalculated the sharp turn and careered into an oncoming car or the nearby light post. My dad would run over to see if an ambulance needed to be called as we were the only family in the street to have a phone. He’d take blankets over if the person/people was badly injured and I would help him. My sister and my mother would be too upset to be of help and didn’t go. Once a car overtook another and miscalculated. He caught the side of the vehicle and the side panel was peeled away like a giant orange peel. This I have included in one of my scenes. I find my characters everywhere and nowhere.
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