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back before dawn


Back Before Dawn is a rollercoaster of a read that will have you holding your breath until the surprising end. A taut, propulsive thriller, Kerry Peresta’s newest novel features a single mom still reeling from her second divorce and struggling to make a new life for herself and her children. The local newspaper she works for isn’t doing well, her ex-husband is chronically late with child support, and her new boss has it in for her. Who can blame Izzy for diving into online dating for some relief? But this hard-working woman can’t pull herself away from the dating obsession that takes her out of the house almost every night, even as it threatens to bring her world crashing around her and makes her the primary suspect in a too-close-to-home murder. 

--Mally Becker, author of The Turncoat’s Widow and The Counterfeit Wife

the torching


THE TORCHING (Olivia Callahan Suspense Book #3) by Kerry Peresta is a suspense filled P.I. mystery featuring Olivia Callahan who is three years out from a traumatic brain injury. This is the third book in the series, but it can be read as a standalone book.
Arson, political corruption, family secrets, obsession and murder all come together in this mystery.
I enjoyed the continuing evolution of Oliva, both personally and professionally. I feel all the characters are fully fleshed and believable, but I have read the previous two books and it does make it slightly easier to keep track of all the family and friends. I am a dog lover and love the addition of Marlowe, Olivia’s rescue dog. There are several mysteries all intertwined with surprising plot twists and gripping suspense.
This is an engaging addition to the series, and I am looking forward to seeing where the author takes Olivia next! 

-Amazon reviewer

the deadening


I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end. It was very easy to read and very hard to put down. My only complaint is I did not want the book to end. I am looking forward to reading the next one in this series.  -Amazon Reviewer


This should be on everyone's reading list!

Loved, The Deadening, from author, Kerry Peresta. It was very suspenseful, well-written, with wonderful character development. The story pulled me in from the first page and kept my interest all the way through to the pulse-pounding conclusion.    -Amazon Reviewer



Not what I expected but so much better!

Not having read the first two books in the series, really did not seem to matter as this book was very good. So good I have to go get the first two so they can fill in the questions I have. There was a great deal going on in this book, Olivia still recovering from a TBI, Hunter, her hopefully someday lover, not liking the promotion he got, but still madly in love with Olivia. The number of fires and seemingly lack of ability to crack the cases. Tom, who was father, like to Olivia in guiding her in the PI business and giving it to her when he passed. Olivia's last kiddo going off to college and Olivia's mom struggling with telling Olivia about who she thinks is her father. The man who almost killed her mom and would have killed Olivia as a baby and could care less if she were alive or not. This was a really good book and worth the time. Now, I just need to go get books 1 and 2!  -Randy, Amazon reviewer

The Rising


Keeps you coming back for more!

This book is definitely one of those books you can’t get out of your head. Keeps you up late at night to read just “one more” page. I tell you what it’s not very often that I finish a book and can’t get another started right away because the book that was finished is stilling in my head. The storyline feels real, not so far fetch that it’s not believable. I’ve been to Hilton Head Island before and so it feels more real to me. It’s a page turner, hold your breath and say to yourself “C’mon Olivia” you will not regret reading this book, or the first one. Good job Kerry. I really enjoyed the little quotes with every chapter too, each one pertained to the events of the book I felt like. It was all around a great book and story line! Can’t wait for book 3!     -Amazon Reviewer

back before dawn


This is an extremely powerful story of a single mom, who is struggling to make ends meet for her three children,and be the top advertising sales producer at the local newspaper. In the midst of it all, she’s finds herself addicted to to online dating. Through problematic issues at work, single parenting, and online dating; this story of overcoming obstacles is a work of art. Kerry Peresta magically draws you into the plot and riveting story which I found impossible to put down! BRAVO!

-Lynette Phillips, Amazon reviewer


A well-written page-turner that's full of unexpected twists. This chilling and candid tale follows Isabelle Lewis, a single mother ensnared by an online dating addiction, and her journey takes a diabolical turn when a murder investigation lands on her doorstep. The author weaves a fast-paced and engaging narrative, making it the perfect beach read that's both intense and emotionally charged. With relatable workplace situations and single mom issues, along with snarky dialogue and the evolution of the primary character, this story offers a fantastic, twisty ending that will leave you speechless.   -Amazon reviewer

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