Sharon Sterling


Sharon Sterling, author of award-winning mystery/thriller novels: The Well, Fatal Refuge and A Killing at Lynx Lake

The Arizona Thriller Trilogy by Sharon Sterling was a delight for her to write, as a long-time resident of that State. Ms. Sterling was a wife, mother, and office worker before she attended Northern Arizona University then Tulane University in New Orleans. She received a master’s degree in social work and was licensed as a clinical social worker, qualified to diagnose mental illnesses and provide psychotherapy. Her work as a crisis counselor, psychiatric hospital social worker, and medical hospital social worker provided a wide range of experiences with fascinating people and dramatic situations. Those experiences and her familiarity with the towns, deserts, snow-capped mountains and red-rock formations of Arizona lend both credence and spice to her writing.
All three books feature social worker Allie Davis and Kim Altaha, Apache native and search and rescue worker, with her dog, Zayd.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I confess -- I can curl up with a Dean Koontz "Odd Thomas" book, laugh then shudder my way through the evening.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The list of my favorite books changes as I read my way through life! When I was young it was The Secret Garden, Heidi, and The Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Ms. Wilder's autobiography was good adult reading, too. Another fascinating biography was Marguerite de la Roque, A Story of Survival. Women meeting and overcoming challenges is a theme I identify with and love to read and write about.
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The Arizona Thriller Trilogy
Five charming cities in the Grand Canyon State provide the backdrop for this award-winning mystery and psychological thriller series. Cottonwood, Flagstaff, Sedona, Yuma and Prescott are home to psychotherapist Allie Davis, Apache search-and-rescue worker Kim Altaha and her dog Zayd. Smell the sage, taste the Southwest, and feel the sun on your face as you read. Quirky characters and a few sick killers meet their match in Allie, Kim and Zayd, with endings you won't expect.

A Killing at Lynx Lake

Price: $3.99 USD.


A Killing at Lynx Lake
Series: The Arizona Thriller Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,190. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
An innocent woman is brutally murdered in a rustic Old West city known as "everybody's hometown." Prescott, Arizona is the backdrop for this present-day mystery/thriller, where three suspects leave the police stumped. An older woman with memory problems might solve the case, if only.... Psychotherapist Allie Davis teams with her friend and a search and rescue dog to find the killer and restore
Fatal Refuge - Book Two of the Arizona Thriller Trilogy
Series: The Arizona Thriller Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,030. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Fatal Refuge, a mystery/thriller by Sharon Sterling is the second book in the Arizona Thriller Trilogy. The novel is the winner of the 2017 Indie Excellence Book Awards in the category Regional Fiction, Southwest, and second place winner in the Colorado Independent Publishers Association Book Awards.
The Well - Book One of the Arizona Thriller Trilogy
Series: The Arizona Thriller Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,620. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This award-winning book by prize-winning author Sharon Sterling is book one of the Arizona Thriller Trilogy. It explores the lives of criminals and victims in a blend of mystery and thriller action.

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