Laurel Heights

Book One Haunted Hearts Series

Denise Moncrief

99¢ on Kindle

A dark cloud of deceit hovers over her family tree...

Left an estate by an aunt she’s never met, Laurel Standridge takes possession of Laurel Heights, hoping it will be the safe haven she needs to recuperate from her ill-fated relationship with Rand Peterson. Secrets long buried rise to the surface when her cousin James is murdered and dumped on the highway just outside the gates of Laurel Heights.

Her past trails her to the mountains of Arkansas...

Caught in an obligation Chase Peterson feels he cannot ignore, he agrees to help his brother Rand take back the property he believes Laurel stole from him, but Chase remains at Laurel Heights after he discovers Laurel took nothing of Rand’s away with her except nightmares, fading bruises, and a broken rib.

Unexplained disturbances shatter her hopes of a normal life...

Are the strange bumps, thumps, and bangs reverberating through the night caused by the murderer of Laurel’s cousin James, someone Rand has sent to exact his revenge, or a disturbed soul existing in another dimension, trying to communicate with the living? Drawn together by the intrigue surrounding Laurel Heights, Chase and Laurel become hopelessly entangled in a relationship that goes deeper than lust. Can their love survive the haunting of Laurel Heights?

“Denise Moncrief has piled layer upon layer of twists, turns and revelations into this eerie love story, all while keeping a dark veil of impending danger cleverly hiding the answers. Ms. Moncrief hasn’t given us a super heroine, she has created a true to life woman who has been beaten, battered and is mentally and emotionally played out. Laurel’s reserves are running low and she is terrified and not far from going over the edge. Chase comes across in the beginning as harsh, distant and a bit rough around the edges, but as the story progresses, he seems to file down his spikes and soften, just a little. This is fiction, a product of the author’s imagination and wow, Denise Moncrief has a lot going on in her head that she packages up in a perfect Halloween type read, even for you romance lovers!”

“It had romance, suspense, paranormal activity and mystery all in one book. At one point I was so engrossed in the story that I didn't notice my son walk in the room and when he spoke I almost jump out of my skin. The plot was great with a lot of twist, turns and surprises that keeps you guessing. Most often I find it easy to figure out the mystery before I am halfway through the book and this was not the case with this book.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It had the right amount of spook, romance, and suspense. This is one of those books that you can't put down because you want to see what happens. The characters are well developed, and realistic. The main character tries to cope with some emotional/physical abuse issues and the author did an excellent job at portraying it realistically. I can't wait to read more from this author and this series.”

About Denise Moncrief

Denise lives in Louisiana with one husband, two children, and one very chubby canine. Her family not only endures her writing moods, but also encourages her to indulge her passion. An accountant by day and a writer of romantic suspense by night, she leads a very busy and joyous life. She’s been writing off and on since she was seventeen, and with several stories already published, she has no desire to slow down.

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