Circle of the Red Lily Book 1
Mystery: Romantic Suspense, Mystery: Police Procedural
November 15, 2022
Available in: Audio, e-Book, Trade Size
Some secrets should stay buried...
Working as a Hollywood photographer means Riley Temple has seen it all, but that theory is put to the test when she finds herself staring at the chilling image of a dead woman. When her questions about the film's origin results in an assault, a murder, and an attack on Riley herself, she finds herself reluctantly turning to the only person who assures her he can help: Detective Quinn Burton. Her history with the LAPD is complicated, but to find those responsible for harming her friends and to protect those closest to her, she's willing to do anything. Even trust a cop.
After more than a decade on the job, Quinn Burton knows a dangerous situation when he sees it and Riley Temple is neck deep in trouble. But not for the reason she thinks. Those pictures she stumbled onto could very well overturn a notorious murder conviction---a conviction partially secured by Quinn's own police commissioner father. Quinn has always prided himself on being loyal, but seeing this case through means he'll have to betray someone: his job, his family, or the woman he's falling in love with.
As Quinn and Riley's relationship deepens, their investigation reveals the false conviction is only a small part of a much bigger conspiracy. They soon find themselves targeted by The Circle of the Red Lily, a secret society that for decades has maintained influence and violent control over Hollywood's powerful elite. A group that, until now, has remained hidden in the shadows.
A group that will stop at nothing to keep their secrets buried.
Anna J Stewart is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty sweet to spicy romances. Primarily writing for Harlequin's Heartwarming (sweet romance) and Romantic Suspense (spicy) lines, she also writes for Arc Manor's Caezik Romance. In addition to being a Holt Medallion winner (Bride on the Run), she's finaled in both the Daphne duMaurier, and the National Readers' Choice and had one of her books optioned for a holiday movie (CHRISTMAS RECIPE FOR ROMANCE). No matter the story, Anna's books are always about family---the ones we're born to and the ones we create. Anna lives in Northern California where she loves going to the movies, attending fan conventions, and heading to Disneyland, her favorite place on earth. When she's not writing, she is usually cooking, baking, binge-watching her newest TV addiction, or dreaming about her next trip to Disneyland. She also spends a frustrating amount of time wrangling two monstrous cats named Rosie and Sherlock who are the reason she now needs to hang her Christmas trees on the wall. You can read more about Anna, her books, and her workshops for authors at www.AuthorAnnaStewart.com.