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About Daryl Anderson
Daryl lives in the Sunshine State with her husband and their two spoiled dogs, Pitch and Sally. When not plotting her latest homicide, Daryl enjoys gardening, vegetarian cooking, and hiking a dusty Florida trail.
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But when the community's most despised resident is found dead in his tricked-out golf cart, Addie's ready for action. The local cops focus on the obvious suspectthe unhappy wifebut Addie knows there's more to the story. When the sheriff asks for assistance, she can't resist. Only the deeper she digs, the more questions she turns up.
Surrounded by secretive, tight-lipped residents, Addie soon finds herself hip-deep in a mystery as tangled as cypress rootsand directly in the sights of a cool, clever killer who has no compunction about killing again
Tender Mercies Psychiatric Hospital is one of the darker places in the Sunshine State. So no one is really surprised when beautiful college student Elena Santos dies while under its care.
Though Elena's death is the result a severe allergic reaction, the family asks PI Addie Gorsky to investigate. Addie takes the case, expecting to find evidence of neglect or malpractice, not murder.
But then the inconsistencies start piling up, with the tight-lipped hospital staff blocking the investigation at every turn. When Addie discovers Elena is not the naive college freshman her family described, but a woman with a haunted past, Addie takes drastic action. Risking her life and career to unlock the secrets of the Tender Mercies.
As the body count rises, Addie finds herself in a deadly chess match with an unseen opponent. A grand master of murder who is always one step ahead.
Somehow Addie must find a way to defeat this ruthless psychopath before another life is lost!
When Harry Pittsowner of the rundown China Rose Fish Campis beaten to death in his home, the bloody scene suggests a frenzied, random act of violence. But PI Addie Gorsky believes the crime is connected to another casethe disappearance of Harry's daughter eleven years ago.
All murders begin in the past, but Addie soon realizes that this case is rooted in old Florida, back in the time of wily pirates and proud conquistadors, and the trove of treasure that legend claims is buried in this backwater.
Addie dives headfirst into the wild heart of China Rose, surrounded by grinning gators, killer bees and gaping cottonmouths. But these predators pale in comparison to the cunning two-legged killer Addie is hunting and who soon begins hunting her.
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Baltimore, 1966. A twelve-year-old girl and a young patrolman are about to discover that some monsters are real.
Dara Burke doesn’t get invited to a lot of birthday parties. Always a square peg in the round hole of Linden Way, she prefers dodgeball to dolls and has never once backed down from a fight. Growing up with three brothers, she knows a girl needs sharp elbows and a big voice to get her way. Dara has both.
So far 1966 has been a disaster for the Burke family. Her parents are getting divorced, but they still yell at Dara to be more ladylike. In a few weeks, her big brother Kevin is shipping off to Vietnam. Dara tries not to mind, what with summer vacation just around the corner. Then she and her best friend Fran—another square peg—can hang out. Even if her dopey little brother Alvey often tags along.
Then one spring day the dead little boy whispers in Dara's ear, warning her about the bad man who was coming.
On the other side of Baltimore, Patrolman Stan Gorsky lives the good life in the land of pleasant living. He loves his family and likes his job. But then the first little boy dies. Soon Stan finds himself in the crosshairs of a murder investigation into a calculating serial killer.
More death and strange incidents occur. As a dark web tightens around Dara and those she loves, Patrolman Stan Gorsky frantically trails a merciless killer, the bad man who hunts the little children of Baltimore.
In this countdown to murder, who will survive?