Gone Before Goodbye by Nora Leduc – spotlight and giveaway


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Cover_GoneBeforeGoodbyeThe police are stumped. Was she a runaway careening toward disaster or the victim of a predator preying on teenage girls?

When rebellious seventeen-year-old Lisa Grant vanishes from her New Hampshire home, her guardian, Teagan Raynes, becomes ensnared in the frantic hunt to find her. Search dogs lose the girl’s scent at Pretty Park, where another teenager disappeared three months ago. Law enforcement fears a stalker is using the park to abduct young girls. Desperate, Teagan, reluctantly puts her faith in the lead detective, the notorious Noah Cassidy.

Hot-headed, Noah Cassidy’s reputation and job are on the line. Rumors that he attempted to kill the man found guilty of destroying his family in a boating accident have tainted him. To prove his worth, Noah devotes every minute to the case and realizes he’s up against a cunning adversary. Worse, he finds himself distracted by feelings for the attractive, gutsy Teagan. To erase her doubts about him, he must earn back his reputation and let go of his past. He knows what he has to do. He must bring Lisa home and take down the monster who is hunting the girls of Pretty Park before it’s too late.

Enjoy an excerpt:

In the hallway, Teagan unlocked the door. On the street, a postal truck crawled up the block of New England style houses with sprawling porches, rectangular ranches, and modern Cape Cod homes. She grabbed the envelopes from the mailbox attached to the beige clapboards, stepped inside, and closed the entryway.

She sorted through the ads and bills to the last piece, a large white envelope. The sender used a printed label addressed to her. What was this? She ripped open the flap and pulled out…a holy card?

The picture of Mary Magdalene decorated the front. Someone must have sent a prayer for Lisa? Teagan flipped to the other side and frowned at the words.

Tu sequens morieris

Someone wrote to her in…Latin? Strange. The prick of sweat stabbed the back of her neck. She sat on the sofa and scooped up her phone from the coffee table. As she searched online for a translation, she dug into her memory of high school Spanish to help crack the code. Tu was you and morieris had something to do with death and sequens translated to—

Her breath whooshed out of her. She dropped her cell on the cushion, but the phrase stared up from the screen.

You die next.

AuthorPic_Gone Before GoodbyeNora grew up in rural New Hampshire, picking blueberries in her backyard and wandering the woods with her brothers. Now that she’s older, she still lives in rural New Hampshire and enjoys writing stories. She was first published in 2000 and has written historical romances, contemporary romance, romantic suspense and mystery. She is a co-founder of the New Hampshire Romance Writers chapter, which meets monthly at the Bow Library. Here she enjoys great speakers and the company of fabulous authors.

When not writing, Nora spends time with her family, sews quilts, gardens and takes road trips to anywhere fun.

Visit her:
Website: noraleduc.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/57070.Nora_LeDuc
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Gone-Before-Goodbye-Mystery-6-oh-3-ebook/dp/B00OTWAGHC
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/nora-leduc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nora.leduc.

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  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt. The story sounds very intriguing.

  3. Christon Benford says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt and blurb!! Sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway and opportunity!

  4. I thought this excerpt was really fascinating and I wanted to know more.

  5. Thanks for hosting!

  6. nice cover

  7. Alicia Szemon says:

    I really like the excerpt! Sounds like a really great book!(:

  8. I like the cover

  9. I liked the excerpt best. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. I will totally have to add this book to my “to-read” list.

  10. I enjoyed reading the About the Author section.

  11. Great post! Today I liked the book blurb the best. Can’t wait to read this book!

  12. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    loved the excerpt 🙂

  13. Thomas Murphy says:

    I liked the excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway.

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