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Blood on her clothes. A gun in her hand.
And no memory of the past seven months… 

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"A thrill ride that takes you on a journey that is not for the 'faint of heart.'"


"Wonderful character development, believable storyline, a true page-turner, with an ending  

I was not expecting. . . . 5 Stars!"

— Poised Pen Productions 




What the Press, Readers, Reviewers & Bloggers are Saying about




Grady Harp San Francisco Review of Books 

“[T]his book is such a perfect craft…."  

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— Wicked Local: Gloucester 
“The Prettiest One” engrosses readers with enough twists and turns to keep them on their toes . . . Hankins does a great job in creating memorable characters such as aptly named Chops and one-eyed Jack — whose real name isn’t Jack . . . This thriller was cleverly written, and daresay, well-executed. It would a good choice to bring while going on a long trip.” Read More



— Poised Pen Productions  

“A thrill ride that takes you on a journey that is not for the 'faint of heart.' Wonderful character development, believable storyline, a true page-turner, with an ending that I was not expecting . . . . 5 stars!”  Read More 



— Murry Reviews and Interviews 

“Mr. Hankins writing keeps the reader engaged by opening intriguing doors . . . It’s an adventure you’ll enjoy if you like THRILLERS." Read More 



— Karen Hancock, BellaOnline's Suspense

“[F]ascinating . . . . The suspense is palpable . . . . “[T]his is a very enjoyable novel; it’s fast-moving, well-written, and unique.” Read More 




When Caitlin Sommers finds herself alone in a deserted parking lot with blood on her clothes and no memory of the past few months, it seems like one of the nightmares that have tormented her for years…but it’s all too real.


Desperate to learn the truth about where she’s been and what has happened to her but terrified of what she may find, Caitlin embarks on a search for answers.


Her journey takes her from the safe suburban world she knows to a seedy town she’s never heard of, where a terrible truth from her past lies hidden—a truth she can’t quite remember yet can’t completely forget.

Tags:  Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Psychological, Women's Fiction



 B O O K S   

Click on covers for book descriptions, reviews, and buy/pre-order links. 

A Blood Thing
The Inside Dark
The Prettiest One
Shady Cross
Brothers and Bones
Jack of Spades
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