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About L.L. Abbott
L.L. Abbott writes mystery and suspense thrillers for readers who enjoy atmospheric settings, layered characters and the 'ah-ha' moments of classic whodunits with a contemporary twist. She also writes how she reads, delving into genres that entertain, excite and inform. She's the author of several series, historical fiction novels, YA books and inspirational journals. Having called both Canada and the U.S. home, she pulls interest, settings and ideas from many cultures, weaving stories and characters into her novels. Find out more at LLAbbott.com
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The truth emerges, one victim at a time.
When Sebastian Crow is found murdered in his secluded cottage on Crow Island, it seems like an open and shut case of a burglary gone wrong.
That is - until Dr. Kerry Dearborne arrives.
With a ghastly murder scene, no weapon, and every access locked from the inside, her gut tells her there’s something more to this murder.
To find the answer, Kerry delves into the private life of a reclusive man who seems to have had more enemies than friends in the small town of Lake Pines.
As both the police department and his family members push her to quickly close the case, Kerry interrogates possible suspects and examines Sebastian’s life. She soon uncovers a sinister picture of his hidden life putting only more questions in her path.
Will Kerry uncover the hidden secret that has plagued the Crow family and made them targets of a maniacal killer, or will she fall victim to the murderer’s rage?
Buy Murder Of Crows and reveal the true killer today!
Murder Of Crows is the third book in the gripping Lake Pines Mystery thriller series. If you like contemporary whodunits, shocking plot twists and turns, and pages so riveting they practically flip themselves, you’ll love this series.
A dead body soon becomes a small town’s worst nightmare.
Doctor Kerry Dearborne has just one question - who’s the young murder victim on her table?
When a partially buried body is found on a popular hiking trail in Lake Pines, Doctor Kerry Dearborne begins to search for clues so she can give the young victim justice.
The grim discoveries and shocking evidence she uncovers begin to point the finger of guilt in the direction of several people around her, and she fears the unnamed victim may not find justice through the local police investigation.
Kerry becomes obsessed with giving the young victim a name, and the closer she gets to the answer, she learns a truth that is far more horrific than she could have imagined.
Will finding the truth bring the killer out of hiding or pull Kerry deeper into danger?
Buy Death At Deception Bay and reveal the true killer today!
Death At Deception Bay is the second book in the gripping Lake Pines Mystery thriller series. If you like contemporary whodunits, shocking plot twists and turns, and pages so riveting they practically flip themselves, you’ll love this series.
However, the dirty little secret she’s hiding from her readers threatens to end it all.
Determined to not lose her coveted job, Ivy agrees to visit The Slopes, the romantic Lake Tahoe ski resort, when the airline that funds her blog insists that she travel to Nevada over the holidays to complete a review.
Ivy’s spark for the holidays has also faded. Her approaching yuletide birthday coupled with the unceremonious end to her three-year relationship and her fear of travel has only made her want to hide away in her apartment.
A secret hopeless romantic and online destination travel blogger, Ivy Saxe’s review of the romantic ski resort in Lake Tahoe isn’t off to a good start. A disruption during her flight, an embarrassing encounter with another blogger at the resort, and a revelation she wasn’t expecting – leave her wanting to end the trip and her review of the resort.
Ivy may have finally (and unexpectedly) found true love, but she soon realizes that she’s the only one standing in the way of her own happiness.
Will Ivy's review of The Slopes have her careening out of control, or will she finally fall into true love and have the happily ever after she promises each of her readers?
A regatta, a murder, and a small town.
As dawn breaks and the horn is about to signal the start of the season's favorite race, a body drifts out from under the main city dock, sending chills through spectators and racers.
While vacationing in Lake Pines, Doctor Kerry Dearborne finds herself in the unfortunate position of not only finding the body but immediately being at odds with the current coroner when she disagrees with his reported cause of death. Kerry is positive that the unknown woman has been murdered, and she wastes no time in telling Constable Peter George what she thinks. Having more faith in Kerry than his own coroner, Constable George pulls her into the case and soon the two uncover evidence that not only proves the unknown woman has been murdered but that there is no shortage of suspects either.
As the tormented life of the victim unravels there is more to this small idyllic cottage town than anyone realizes as tensions mount, and soon the murder victim's life of regret begins to reveal itself one piece at a time.
Soon more victims fall prey to the murderer's desire to keep their crime hidden and the town residents and cottagers are put on edge as they push for answers and an arrest.
As clues point to suspects, Kerry learns that the small town of Lake Pines has more layers than she ever could have realized. But will the intrigue be enough to make her want to stay?
Murder At First Light is the first book in the Lake Pines Mystery Series and introduces Doctor Kerry Dearborne to both readers and the residents of this small northwestern Ontario town nestled on beautiful Lake of the Woods. Read this exciting murder mystery book series on Kindle eBook, Paperback or Large Print.
Read Murder At First Light and find out why small towns and big crimes always go together!
What do you do when you’re a woman who dreams of independence in 1919?
Amid a changing social scene that’s sweeping the nation, seventeen-year-old Rose Farnsworth leaves her home in Ohio for a fresh start and a new job at The Hotel Penn.
The new hotel is a bustling hive of activity in the middle of America’s most electrifying city of its time, but for the impressionable young women who work there, it represents their only chance to escape the poverty and restriction that's suppressed the women in their families for generations.
1919 is filled with possibilities – especially for young women, and New York City is the epi-center of that transformation.
Jazz clubs, women’s rights, and facing the chance to follow the great American dream - Rose must come to terms with her own acceptance of how the changing social scene in the country will affect those she cares about while coping with her doubts of leaving behind a life in Ohio.
When Rose finds an opportunity to show the world what she can do, will her decision secure her independence or will her dreams be ruined?
Buy The Hotel Penn and capture the energy and dreams of 1919 today!
Author's Book Club Questions included.
Crimes from the past don’t always stay hidden.
A harsh cold winter blows into Lake Pines, and with it, the murder of a much-loved local artist.
The grim discovery of the artist's body sends chills through the small town, as the local police rush to find the killer and put the residents at ease.
Lack of evidence at the murder scene; suspects that hold a trail of deceit; as well as one of the area's worst blizzards all threaten to leave the case unsolved. However, Dr. Kerry Dearborne, the local coroner, is determined to find the murderer.
As she gets closer to revealing the true motive of the killer, a shocking secret threatens the lives of those left behind as well as those investigating the murder. Hidden secrets of a past life leave Kerry wondering if those involved are focused on betrayal or redemption.
And has her asking, “Can someone be forgiven of murder?”
Buy The Dead Of Winter and uncover the murderous plot today!
The Dead Of Winter is the fourth book in the gripping Lake Pines Mystery thriller series. If you like contemporary whodunits, shocking plot twists and turns, and pages so riveting they practically flip themselves, you’ll love this series.
When a long-haul trucker, lost on his route, narrowly misses a hitchhiker wandering in the middle of the road, he scrambles to reach the fallen figure. However, it doesn’t take long to realize that the young woman he almost killed is not a hitchhiker and that something more sinister lurks in Lake Pines.
Constable Simon Phillips and his team begin to investigate the suspicious appearance of the mystery woman when he discovers his former boss Wayne Burgess, who's part of the National Human Trafficking Task Force, is taking over the case.
With more than one life on the line, Simon reluctantly relinquishes control of the investigation to the Task Force while he considers the ramifications of their changing friendship.
Amid the changes to her work and personal life following the global pandemic, Doctor Kerry Dearborne sets out on a quest for information that only threatens to bring her and her family closer to danger. And her father’s words of warning are no longer an echo in her head.
As the three friends come to terms with the way their lives have changed, they realize that some secrets are better left buried while others need to be driven into the light. The test will be deciding which is which.
Buy Deadly Past and unearth the truth!
Deadly Past is the seventh book in the gripping Lake Pines Mystery thriller series. If you like contemporary whodunits, shocking plot twists and turns, and pages so riveting they practically flip themselves, you’ll love this series.
A DNA test, a cold case, and a suspect on the run. It all proves that a life before murder always matters.
When a teen’s DNA triggers an alert with the missing persons database, police are prompted to revisit a cold case and a murder from thirteen years earlier.
The discovery of a faulty investigation, an incomplete autopsy, and a father on the run means that Dr. Kerry Dearborne needs to succeed where the coroner before her failed.
Amid pressure from the police department to clear all cold cases, Kerry must push aside her instincts and just focus on the facts. There's a dangerous killer in the teen’s past – and they’ll stop at nothing to remain hidden.
Will Kerry be able to save the innocent teen or will she become the next victim of this savage killer?
Buy The Night Is Darkest and uncover the killer's secret today!
The Night Is Darkest is the fifth book in the gripping Lake Pines Mystery thriller series. If you like contemporary whodunits, shocking plot twists and turns, and pages so riveting they practically flip themselves, you’ll love this series.
When a body of a woman is found at the base of a crevice on a remote island, Kerry immediately suspects foul play.
Clues offer a glimpse into the victim’s life, but it sends Kerry in a direction that no one expected it to go.
As fear of a serial killer builds in the community, Simon and Kerry must move quickly if they are going to put the residents of Lake Pines at ease.
Will Kerry and Simon be able to uncover the real crime before the killer escapes their grasp? Or will this be the first case that evades them?
Buy Conspiracy Of Blood and uncover the true killer today!
Conspiracy Of Blood is the sixth book in the gripping Lake Pines Mystery thriller series. If you like contemporary whodunits, shocking plot twists and turns, and pages so riveting they practically flip themselves, you’ll love this series.
A ruthless enemy has developed a bio-hacking technology that threatens millions of people. How long will it take before the U.S. enlists their top covert agent to hunt down the code?
When the existence of a dangerous bio-hacking technology is discovered, Anna must not only secure the master computer chip but the code that controls it.
What Anna uncovers sends shock waves through not only her own government but those fighting to obtain control of the dangerous technology.
Caught in an action-packed labyrinth of secrecy and lies, Anna battles to save her partner as well as her own government but risks revealing a deep dangerous family secret in the process.
From the underground lab in Kazakhstan, through the labyrinth of deceit in Russia, and then through the complex espionage structure of London, a desperate race unfolds.
Will Anna be able to stay loyal to her mission or will her family bond be stronger?
Buy The Phoenix Code and break the code today!
The Phoenix Code is the second book in the pulse-pounding Anna Ledin Spy thriller series. If you like deceptive antiheroes, shocking plot twists and turns, action and adventure, and pages so riveting they practically flip themselves, you’ll love this series.
In the international world of espionage, sometimes government agents are sacrificed.
Even when it means killing one of their own.
Anna, an elite covert special agent, is still recovering from the violent attack that took her unit when she agrees to return to the dangerous world of espionage. Old world betrayals and long-buried family secrets begin to surface as she tries to thwart an attack on her government that threatens to have global repercussions.
Anna has been in danger before as a spy in counterintelligence – and survival for her is second nature. But to save the U.S. from certain political terrorism, she must agree to work undercover with the one agent she doesn’t trust, putting her life, and the fate of the country, in his hands.
Will she have what it takes to outrun and outwit the enemy? Or will she be forced to sacrifice secrets from her past in order to survive?
Buy The Blackwater Operative and uncover the dangerous plot today!
The Blackwater Operative is the first book in the pulse-pounding Anna Ledin Spy thriller series. If you like deceptive antiheroes, shocking plot twists and turns, action and adventure, and pages so riveting they practically flip themselves, you’ll love this series.
Kenzie Davis is about to discover if a fake date can evolve into something more in this fun and flirty debut romantic comedy.
Agreeing to go to her ex-husband’s wedding with a guy she's never met is something Kenzie would never have imagined she’d do. After all, ever since her divorce, she’s avoided weddings (and remembering her dates' names) altogether. But when her boss offers her a career-altering opportunity that will take her to Paris, she can’t seem to find a way out of the awkward invitation, and she’s forced to step out of her comfort zone and face her past mistakes.
In addition to facing her ex-husband at his wedding, she must work with an ambitious self-absorbed marketing executive if she’s going to close the deal for NYSharp Magazine.
The meetings go hilariously awry and the mismatched duo finds they've blown the deal and possibly lost their jobs in the process.
With nothing left to lose, Kenzie arrives at the wedding only to find herself face to face with her past and the lie she’s been hiding.
But when a chance at real love arises, Kenzie will have to decide once and for all whether to fall back into her past mistakes or take a chance and follow her heart.
Can Kenzie Davis believe in herself enough to take a chance, or will her fear of being hurt find her alone in Paris?
Buy The Plus One and risk falling in love today! ♥
“A contemporary romance novel that’s witty, cute, and laugh out loud hilarious!”
“A heart-warming romantic comedy that will remind you that true love still exists.”