Folks in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, claim that where Nikki Bryant goes, trouble is not far behind. Her refusal to back down from a challenge has made Nikki Bryant a top investigative journalist.

When an online friend nudges her to join him in a pact to reconnect with their first loves, Nikki and her boxer dog Elmo leave the bright lights of Las Vegas for the charming town of Pine Grove. There, she must face the biggest challenges in her career and life—the first love she had left behind and her father’s unsolved murder.

But before she has time to unpack her car, Nikki stumbles upon the dead body of local news anchor, Ashleigh Addison, her childhood rival. Could Ashleigh’s death be connected to an explosive news story that she had teased about airing live? Did that explosive story have anything to do with the murder of Nikki’s father?

With the clues in her father’s cold case hot again, Nikki intends to chase down the story of her life until she catches his killer—no matter what it takes.

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From the very first page of Killer Deadline, I was engrossed in Nikki Bryant’s return home to Pine Grove, where she could reconnect with her long-ago love interest Ryan…and take over the television studio run by her mother before retirement.

Right away, we are thrust into trying to find who had killed Ross, Nikki’s father, many years before. Since it had happened at the TV station, there were a number of suspects there, but none of them had been considered in the original investigations.

As Nikki and others uncover clues, we get to watch the delightful antics of Nikki’s dog Elmo, an intriguing boxer that has his own social media following. Each clue kept us turning the pages until we had all the answers…and Elmo even helped in the capture of the killer. A five star read.


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