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Suspense Thriller


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romantic suspense, Halliday shifts gears with this exciting first thriller...replete with hit men, high-speed chases, and international crime.

- Publishers Weekly

Play Dead 

She faked her death to escape life in a war torn country. But now her enemies have tracked her down, and this time they want her to stay dead. 

Anya Danielovich lives with the guilt of what she had to do to survive when her native country divided against itself. But that was a long time ago. Today she's become Anna Smith, a single, thirtysomething woman living in San Francisco with a simple desire to lead a better life. Even if she is still haunted by her past—the enemies she made, the mentor she betrayed, the woman she was. She's taken care to cover her tracks over the years, but she's beginning to feel like she's being watched... 

Nick Dade is a hired gunman, the best of the best. He's read Anya's file, knows the unspeakable acts she committed, and after weeks of surveillance, he's ready to pull the trigger on his latest target. That is until someone else beats him to the punch. With his agenda shattered, Dade is suddenly thrown together with the woman he's been sent to eliminate. Who is she really? Who hired the second hit? And who can he trust?

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Starts with a bang and doesn’t let up. The action is gripping and the characters are compelling. Anna is quite an interesting dark figure, but it’s really Nick who stands out. Halliday has created characters who definitely are strong enough to withstand a long series. 4 stars!

- RT Book Reviews

A fast-paced, easy-to-read thriller that touched my heart. Highly recommended for fans of romantic suspense. 

- Gumshoe Reviews

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