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FINALIST Indie Excellence Awards 2023

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Stranger Danger

A Lauren Beck Crime Novel #3

LAUREN BECK LEFT the police force for personal reasons. Crime didn’t get the memo.

Longing for the closeness they had while she was recovering from Hodgkin’s disease, Lauren drives cross-country to visit her father and his new wife, Ana. Getting mugged on their doorstep is worrisome enough. Learning that Ana has inexplicably disappeared—devastating!

Several young girls have also gone missing, prompting the haunting memory of an abducted child Lauren was too late to save. For her father’s sake, and her own, the young ex-cop would love to help any way she can. Yet she has scarcely begun before an irate criminal strikes back.

This edgy third book in the Writer’s Digest-awarded Lauren Beck mystery/crime/thriller series can also stand alone. If you like scrappy heroines, nail-biting suspense, and twisted mysteries, you’ll love this white-knuckle manhunt.

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What readers are saying:

LISA REGAN, international multi-million copy bestselling author of the Josie Quinn thrillers, was the first to weigh in, and this is some of what she said: “...the latest installment in the fabulous Lauren Beck series, is a pulse-pounding page-turner that will keep you reading all night long!...plenty of shocking twists and turns in this gripping read...Beck's signature wit and persistence are in full force in this fast-paced riveting read that is full of heart!...I love this series! Can't wait for the next one!”  Thank you, Lisa!


“A thriller to devour,” and “…a hell of a ride!” 5* Dione Benson

"Murray's compact style is more than concise, she has a razor-sharp skill of bringing characters to life in just a few sentences..." 5* Carolyn Evans

"Lauren Beck is smart, funny, vulnerable, resourceful—all the things I like in female characters." 5* Jacqueline B. Boulden


"strong and suspenseful." 5* Paul Schleckler

"a brisk and breathless mystery adventure that was practically unputdownable...crisp and convincing...taut and well-executed." 5* Michael Shaw

"I highly recommend Stranger Danger to anyone who loves a jam-packed thriller full of action and unexpected twists. I hope to read more by Donna Huston Murray very soon!" 5* Amy Raines for READER'S FAVORITE

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