Kill and Say Goodbye: A Mystery Thriller Short
Kill & Say Goodbye is a short mystery thriller. When Gena LaCrosse has had enough of her cheating boyfriend, she takes a leave of absence and heads to the Pacific Northwest. When she finds a woman’s body on the beach, Gena seeks help from Kent Stanton a former U.S. marshal turned private eye. A killer has his sights set on Gena. Can Kent solve two intertwined cases in time to save Gena? More
Kill and Say Goodbye is a short mystery thriller from crime writer R. Barri Flowers, the bestselling author of such titles as SEDUCED TO KILL IN KAUAI, MURDER IN HONOLULU, MURDER IN MAUI, DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL, KILLER IN THE WOODS, SERIAL KILLER COUPLES, and THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS.
When financial analyst Gena LaCrosse decides she’s had enough of her cheating, controlling boyfriend, she takes a leave of absence from her job with a firm in Chicago in favor of the peaceful beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Gena is staying in a cabin in Fortune Beach, Oregon that is owned by her boss. She had hoped the respite would allow her time to figure out her next move. What she hadn’t counted on was finding a woman’s nude body on the beach during an early morning run and fleeing from the man who may have killed her.
Gena ends up seeking help from another beachgoer, Kent Stanton. This tall and handsome former U.S. marshal turned private eye just happens to be looking for a missing local woman who resembles not only the dead woman but Gena herself.
As the mystery unfolds, a killer has set his sights on Gena. Can she survive with a target on her back? Will Kent be able to solve two intertwined cases at once? Or is all hope lost with a determined murderer on the loose?
PRAISE FOR R. BARRI FLOWERS
"Gripping, tightly woven tale you won't want to put down. Author neatly contrasts natural beauty of tropical paradise with ugliness of murder and aftermath. " -- John Lutz, Edgar winner and bestselling author of MISTER X on MURDER IN MAUI
"A police procedural of the highest order, mixing equal parts Sue Grafton and Jeffrey Deaver with a sprinkling of Patricia Cornwell." -- Jon Land, bestselling author of STRONG JUSTICE on MURDER IN MAUI
"An exceptionally fine collection of mystery stories spanning the globe--vivid, fast-paced, literate and unforgettable. Not to be missed!" -- Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author and co-creator of the famed Pendergast series on MURDER HERE, MURDER THERE
“Flowers once again has written a page-turner legal thriller that begins with a bang and rapidly moves along to its final page. He has filled the novel with believable characters and situations.” -- Midwest Book Review on STATE'S EVIDENCE
"A steamy, non-stop thrill-ride through the seamy underbelly of Hawaii." -- Allison Leotta, federal sex crimes prosecutor and author of LAW OF ATTRACTION on MURDER IN MAUI
"A gripping account of the murders committed by husband-and-wife serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego. Compelling reading." -- Gary C. King, author of BLOOD LUST on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS
“A model of crime fiction .... Flowers may be a new voice in modern mystery writing, but he is already one of its best voices.” -- Statesman Journal on JUSTICE SERVED
“An excellent look at the jurisprudence system .... will appeal to fans of John Grisham and Linda Fairstein.” -- Harriet Klausner on PERSUASIVE EVIDENCE
"It gets no better than this! Guaranteed to hold onto its readers! It was so gripping that I forgot to breathe a couple of times!" -- Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews on DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL
"An interesting blend of classic film noir and rough, modern cinema..... Quick action and tight dialogue make it a jolting thriller, but it’s also got the psychological tightness of a good mystery puzzle.” -- Robert A. Sloan, author of RAVEN DANCE on DEAD IN THE ROSE CITY