When I started writing To Catch A Killer I had no idea what a personal journey it would become. Like my protagonist, Erin, I grew up not knowing my father. In my case I knew his name, just not the man. And while I piled extra challenges onto Erin, please know, readers, that her quest for identity comes from an honest place of needing to know who you are and where you belong.
In To Right The Wrongs, Erin’s identity continues to unravel because sometimes things have to come all the way apart before they can come together. Stunning secrets are revealed and another murder is investigated. Erin and her friends wind up on probation for meddling and as usual, In Erin’s world, there are so many wrongs and so little time to right them.
Erin Blake has one goal for summer vacation: leave behind her reputation as the girl whose mom was murdered, and just be a normal girl enjoying her first real romance.
Unfortunately—or maybe fortunately for a mystery fanatic—her hot new boyfriend has an unsolved murder in his own past. When Journey was a baby, his father was convicted of the murder of a teenage runaway and sent to prison. Journey barely remembers him now, but he’s been researching the case and something doesn’t add up. His father has no reason to kill anyone, much less a teenager, and he’s always maintained his innocence. Journey’s convinced his father was framed. Now he just needs to prove it.
But if Journey’s father didn’t do it, that means somebody else did—and after getting away with it for sixteen years, that person could be more dangerous than ever. So Erin is under strict orders not to meddle in the case…but that’s easier said than done.
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ERIN BLAKE has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case—which remains unsolved—fascinated a nation. Her father’s identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother’s best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.
Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. When questioned by the police, Erin tells the almost whole truth, but never voices her suspicions that her mother’s killer has struck again in order to protect the casework she’s secretly doing on her own.
Inspired by her uncle, an FBI agent, Erin has ramped up her forensic hobby into a full-blown cold-case investigation. This new murder makes her certain she’s close to the truth, but when all the evidence starts to point the authorities straight to Erin, she turns to her longtime crush (and fellow suspect) Journey Michaels to help her crack the case before it’s too late.