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About M.M. Chouinard
M.M. Chouinard is the author of the Detective Jo Fournier mystery thrillers, and the standalone mystery thriller The Vacation. Her first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after. While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling around inside her skull, demanding to come out. For sanity's sake, she released them.
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When the body of single mother Melissa Rollins is found trapped inside a bedroom closet in her immaculate suburban home, Detective Jo Fournier races to the scene. The small town of Greenfern is sweltering in a heatwave, and Jo is horrified to find that Melissa’s heating was turned up to the max whilst she died of thirst. Who would kill a devoted mother in such a cruel way?
Searching the house for clues, Jo’s team discovers that the front door was locked from the inside. And with no sign of a break-in, they realise the killer must be someone Melissa knew. But everyone in the frame has an alibi…
As she delves deeper into the case, Jo uncovers a link between Melissa and a recent cold case: another single mother who was tied up and brutally murdered. Someone is on a mission to kill single moms, and Jo knows they will claim their next victim soon.
But as temperatures continue to rise and the team works around the clock to stop a twisted killer, someone from Jo’s past catches up with her. They’re watching her family’s every move, and they will stop at nothing to get revenge… Can Jo save the people she loves and catch the killer before it’s too late?
From USA Today bestseller M.M. Chouinard, Her Silent Prayer is a completely addictive serial killer thriller that will not let you go until you turn the last heart-thumping page! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Gregg Olsen.
Readers love Her Silent Prayer:
“WHAT did I just read!!!! WOW!!! I mean seriously Wow!!… MASSIVE WELL DONE… had me hook line and sinker!!!… Clear your schedules as you will not be able to put it down!!!… an absolutely page turning must read that will leave you wanting more!!!” Bookworm86 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“MY HEART IS RACING … beyond brilliant… simply astounding.” KKEC Reads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Phenomenal! So addictive I could not put it down… brilliant.” We Know Whodunnit Book Club ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Amazing… my Christmases all came at once!… It was everything I wanted it to be and more!… Brilliant.” Once Upon A Time Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Brilliant… I was hooked from the beginning to the end… excellent from the start to the finish and will have you sitting on the edge of your chair!… I loved it! Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow!... brilliant… You will race through the pages because you HAVE to know who the killer will be!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Has you gasping for
One of them is missing… One of them did it…
The Thanksgiving retreat was meant to be a time for them to get away from it all, miles from the secrets that threaten to tear their family apart. But they’re each hiding something:
Rose hopes the pretty house overlooking the sea is just the break her family needs. But as she gazes at the water and remembers her own childhood, she is utterly terrified.
Brandon knows his wife Rose has barely forgiven him for his affair. He’s started drinking again, a road that led him to disaster once before.
Brianna, Rose’s sister-in-law, is recovering from her fifth miscarriage, and when she looks at her adorable niece, she can’t help but see the daughter she deserves.
Then three-year-old Lily disappears from her bed in the villa. Isolated in what should have been paradise, it quickly becomes clear that one of them took her.
As one by one their secrets are uncovered, who will be destroyed next?
A completely addictive thriller about every parent’s worst nightmare that will keep you guessing into the early hours of the morning. Perfect for fans of The Guest List, One by One and The Sister-in-Law.
What readers are saying about The Vacation:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow!!! What did I just read!!! An intense, gripping thriller filled with suspense, twists and turns that will keep you at the edge of the seat!… Along with the fast-paced action and twists and turns, the ending was so gripping and shocking that I almost couldn’t believe it!!! What a twisted ending!!!… Will keep you up all night!” Tropical Girl Reads Books
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “WOWWWWWWWW! What a great plot, unbelievable twists… It was soooooooooo good, I couldn’t get enough and now I’m sad I finished it. I never guessed who was the culprit, and then when it was revealed, there was even more that came out.” NetGalley reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “You CANNOT miss this book. You HAVE to read it. I’m honestly telling you that I haven’t read such a good thriller in a long time… I loved the ending, it was totally unexpected! … This book made me stay up till 1:30am!… I couldn’t stop reading. It deserves all the hype. You won’t regret reading it!” Thriller Books Review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Holy cannoli Batman… Incredible… Starts with a bang—and it doesn’t slow down for a second.
Jo pulled together the victims’ pictures. In all cases their arms were askew, in a way that looked like—what? It was like they were freeze-framed in the middle of some action. It was like they were dancing.
When loving wife Jeanine is found dead in a small leafy town in Massachusetts, newly promoted Detective Jo Fournier is shocked to her core. Why leave her body posed like a ballerina? Why steal her wedding band and nothing else? Hungry for answers, Jo questions Jeanine’s husband, but the heartbreaking pain written on his face threatens to tear open Jo’s old wounds. It’s the same pain she felt when her boyfriend was cruelly shot dead by a gang in their hometown of New Orleans. She couldn’t get justice for him, but she’s determined to get justice for Jeanine’s devastated family.
But before Jo can get answers, another woman is found, wedding ring stolen, body posed in the same ritualistic way.
Digging through old files, Jo makes a terrifying link to a series of cold cases. She knows a serial killer is on the loose, but nobody will listen to the truth—not her bosses, nor the FBI. Still, Jo won’t let her superiors keep her from stopping the murderer in his tracks, even if it means the end of her career.
Just as she is beginning to lose hope, she finds messages on the victims’ computers that feel like the crucial missing link. Knowing the killer is moments away from selecting his next target, will Jo be able to take him down the before another innocent life is lost?
A USA Today bestseller, The Dancing Girls is the first book in an absolutely unputdownable and gripping crime thriller series. Fans of Robert Dugoni, Lisa Regan and Melinda Leigh will devour it in one sitting and will never see that OMG twist coming!
Everyone is utterly addicted to The Dancing Girls:
“Loved it, loved it, loved it!!… If I could give it 6 stars I would! In this current climate of ‘twists you will never see coming’—believe me… you will never see this coming!… Cannot wait for the next book!… Best book I have read.” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow, Wow, Wow… Extremely addictive and left me wanting more. This book has everything… and a huge, unexpected twist you will not see coming. I can’t emphasize enough how much enjoyment I got from reading this… Well-deserved five stars—Wow.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Holy Freaking Hell when is the next book out?! From start to finish this book is just WOW!… Keeps you on the edge of your seat… Full of twists and turns… Talk about mind-blowing… Want to shout about it from the rooftops… I cannot recommend this book enough.
It’s a crisp spring morning when the small-town community around Briar Ridge Elementary School is shattered by devastating news. Bright and shy five-year-old Nicole has disappeared at recess.
When the phone call comes, Gia Marchand is suddenly living every parent’s worst nightmare. She feels like time has stopped and she struggles to truly understand it: she dropped her daughter at the school gate this morning and now Nicole is gone. In her big house all alone, she breaks down.
Her best friend was in the playground at recess but when Gia begs desperately for any details, the woman won’t look her in the eye. Surely her closest friend wouldn’t betray her? Then Detective Jo Fournier says her husband was in the school building this morning but now she can’t reach him. Gia is left completely alone with her grief.
As time slips away and Nicole hasn’t been found, Gia becomes utterly terrified: is she finally paying the price for a secret that she has been hiding for years? Or is someone she thought she could trust committing the ultimate betrayal?
From USA Today bestseller M.M. Chouinard, The Other Mothers is a completely addictive psychological thriller that will not let you go until you turn the last heart-thumping page! Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Stepdaughter and The Girl on the Train.
Readers are utterly addicted to The Other Mothers!
“Wow, wow, wow!!!!! I’m speechless. Did I really just read that????… I truly would’ve never guessed it in a million years.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Holy buckets… Grabs you by the throat and won’t let go. There are not enough stars to accurately label how genuinely excellent this book is.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Right off the bat you are pulled in and are immediately hooked… Took me a while to get my racing heart back under control again.” Once Upon A Time Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Addictive… Had me gripped from page one… I couldn’t stop reading… I can wholeheartedly recommend it.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Totally blew me away… I especially loved the ending. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined it.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A complete shocker… An absolute page-turner I could not put down.” Goodreads Reviewer
“Absolutely thrilling from start to finish. A rollercoaster of a read. Heart thumpingly, stay-up-all-night-reading good. Loved this brilliant book.
The woman stumbles through the woods, face burned from the sun, feet aching with fatigue. At last she catches sight of a road and limps towards the first store in sight. The kindly storekeeper rushes towards her, “Are you okay, sweetheart? What happened?” The woman looks down at her shirt which is covered in blood. “I—I don’t know. I can’t remember.”
On a crisp New England morning, Detective Jo Fournier interviews a woman who dragged herself out of the forest, covered in blood and unsure of her own name. Jo gently tries to help Zoe, as she wants to be called, remember anything about her life. The wedding band on her finger says she’s married, but she can’t remember to whom. And she certainly can’t remember the person who attacked her…
Then a shocking revelation comes back from the lab: the blood on Zoe’s clothes belongs to her daughter. Jo knows how painful it is to lose the person who means the most to you, her fiancé was murdered in front of her. One thought races through Jo’s head: who hurt Zoe so badly that she can’t remember her own child?
Next a man claiming to be Zoe’s husband turns up looking for her, clearly wanting started in the forest. Zoe is utterly terrified and, not knowing who to trust, takes off into the night by herself to find her daughter.
Suddenly Jo is playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse where the stakes couldn’t be higher. She is desperate to save Zoe and her daughter and find them both before the killer tracks them down. But when Jo takes a deadly risk to save Zoe—will she escape alive?
From USA Today bestseller M.M. Chouinard, Her Daughter’s Cry will grab you from the first page and not let you go until the jaw-dropping twist! Perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Lisa Regan and Gregg Olsen
Everyone is utterly addicted to Her Daughter’s Cry:
“Just WOW!! The twists I just didn’t see coming… The story was crazy SO CRAZY!!! If you think you can guess what is going to happen, you will be sadly mistaken!! I loved every second of it.” Crossroad Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Hooked straight away… I was on the edge of my seat throughout this book and biting my nails… Full of action and suspense, this one will get a hold of you and will keep you in its clutches until the final thrilling act.” Once Upon A Time Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Tension and suspense to keep me gripped and tapping my kindle faster and faster. This book had me hooked from the first page, read in one sitting and finally turned the last page at 2 a.m. I HAD TO KNOW THE TRUTH!” Goodreads Reviewer
“Wow… Gripped me from the very first page until the very last page.
It’s a sleepy morning in the leafy town of Oakhurst when Jo finds Britney’s body on a running trail. She stares into the girl’s blue eyes as she gently lifts her off the ground—and finds a tarot card…
A few days ago, Detective Jo Fournier stood in the middle of the local college, looking at a truly horrifying scene: a well-respected staff member murdered in his office. And it was there that Jo met Britney—a smart and pretty student in the same department who was utterly distraught about the killing. One thought is now racing through Jo’s mind: who would want to kill them both?
When another body turns up inside a cabin in the woods, Jo is the only person who can see the link between the murders—the killer left a tarot card with all three bodies. She desperately wants to stop the killing before anyone else dies. Jo knows how it feels to lose someone you love. Her failure to protect her fiancé on the night he was murdered has always haunted her.
As the body count rises, no one else will take Jo’s theory seriously. She’s absolutely sure that the cards are the clue that will break this entire case wide open and lead them to the person who has stolen so many innocent lives. But she’s out on her own—can Jo track down the dangerous killer or will they find her first?
From USA Today bestseller M.M. Chouinard, Taken to the Grave is a completely addictive detective thriller that will keep you guessing into the early hours of the morning. If you love Kendra Elliot, Melinda Leigh and Lisa Regan, you’ll be utterly gripped!
Everyone is utterly addicted to Taken to the Grave:
“Keeping you enthralled and on the edge of your seat till the final page… Like a pressure cooker that keeps building up as you wait for the explosion!… Chock full of mystery and suspense, with twists and turns at every corner… A reveal that will knock your socks off.” Once Upon A Time Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“OMG what a great lead character… I DID NOT FIGURE OUT THE TRUE BAD GUY UNTIL THE END!” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Amazing… Gripping and suspenseful… Five stars from me. Jo Fournier is one of the greatest characters ever written.” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“If you haven’t already added this to your series lists, DO IT NOW… Highly recommend it, it’s full of twists and turns, red herrings, you will be left guessing, everything you want in a book.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I could not stop turning the pages of this book… I wasn’t able to figure out who the killer was.
Christmas is magical and includes many traditions like decorating the tree, giving gifts, baking cookies … and murder and mayhem?!?! Join in the fun this season and create a new holiday tradition with mysteries from more than a baker’s dozen of award winning authors—all inspired by the songs of The Oak Ridge Boys' Christmas Cookies CD.
Hark the Herald Angels Sing—Patricia Bradley
Ollie Bramlett—Joseph S. Bonsall
From Love to Love—Lisa Preston
Away in a Manger —Beth Pugh
Aunt Elvira’s Jewels (aka Hay Baby)—D. L. Havlin
Little Annie’s Christmas Wish—Christine Clemetson
I’ll be Home for Christmas—Don Bruns
Blessed Be the Day of Our Savior’s Birth—Kathy Harris
Jingle Bells Murder All the Way—Kelly Irvin
Ordinary Days—Delores Topliff
Uncle Luther Made the Stuffing—Vanessa M. Knight
Back to Tennessee—Danielle M Haas
The Warmest Night of the Year—Kaye D. Schmitz
O, Come All Ye Faithful— M.M. Chouinard
O Come All Ye Faithful (Reprise)—Mindy Steele