For a limited time, get the hit romantic mystery that was named a “Must Read Romance of 2015” by USA Today, WHEN FALL FADES by Amy Leigh Simpson, for only 99cents! WHEN FALL FADES is Amy’s debut novel and book one in The Girl-Next-Door Series. It has been receiving excellent reviews since its release by WildBlue Press in October 2016. Get your copy here!
If you had any doubts about how great this debut novel is, here’s New York Times bestselling author Anthony Flacco’s take:
“In the new book, When Fall Fades (Wild Blue Press), author Amy Leigh Simpson has managed the most difficult feat of playing out the plot of a powerful crime novel, while also running a beautifully developed and nuanced love story. Her hero, detective Archer Hayes – who is too good looking to date most of the people who will ever read this book, but lives in self-isolation after coming home as the only survivor of his sniper unit in Afghanistan – must investigate and attempt to clear the first suspect, Sadie Carson. Beautiful, in her late twenties, Carson who was a neighbor and friend of Charlie, the story’s elderly murder victim.
At ninety-two years of age, Charlie was already dying of cancer with only a couple of months to live. Why kill him? Why indeed… The old man left behind boxes of handwritten code books, plus an uncut diamond the size of a baseball.
The crime story is a well-plotted whodunit for Charlie’s murder, but Ms. Leigh’s writing glows most brightly when she describes the inner dialogues of her two heroes. Even tough guy Hayes, a cold-eyed cop with a past, is charming in terms of his insecurities about and longing for Sadie Carson, while he battles to maintain his professional dignity and appropriate distance. Author Simpson crafts her characters with such exquisite detail that we can see and feel their struggle with their emerging emotions.
Of course, nothing will be easy for them. Ms. Simpson doesn’t hesitate to torment her leading characters with one obstacle after another, all born of the frantic search for justice before more murder is committed.
As strong as Simpson’s character development is, her work sings in the prose. The challenge of writing poetic, hard-boiled crime friction has bested the attempts of many writers, but Simpson has it under control.
The book’s interior formatting by Elijah Totan is first rate. Here’s the best news: this novel is the first in a series. Ms. Simpson swung for the fences with this one, and her ball disappeared in the sun.
No doubt, once a reader finishes When Fall Fades, along with their familiar sense of disappointment at finishing a good read, will come the happy realization that this is only Book One of the coming series.” – Anthony Flacco, is a New York Times and international bestselling author of such great books as THE LAST NIGHTINGALE, THE ROAD OUT OF HELL, and IMPOSSIBLE ODDS.
The second book in Amy’s The Girl-Next-Door #romantic #mystery series, FROM WINTER’S ASHES, is coming from WildBlue Press this June! Find out more here: http://wbp.bz/fromwintersashes