Blood Vines

Erica Spindler

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In this bare-knuckled adrenaline ride from New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler, Alex Clarkson’s worst nightmares are about to come true…

A sinister, hooded figure…

When Alexandra Clarkson starts having terrifying visions filled with blood and ceremonial images, she tries to find a rational explanation – maybe her mind is playing tricks on her, resurrecting creepy tableaux from her research on religious ceremonies and sects.  But when Alex’s mother, Patsy, commits suicide without leaving behind any information, Alex is left wondering: could she be haunted by something from the childhood she doesn’t remember?

Naked, writhing bodies…

Detective Daniel Reed was the last person to speak to Patsy.  What he reveals to Alex is shocking. Twenty-five years earlier, Patsy was married to Harlan Sommer, one of Sonoma County’s most prominent vintners, when their infant son disappeared without a trace.  The loss destroyed the Sommers’ marriage, causing Patsy to leave and take Alex with her.

A dead child…

Called on to investigate the identity of a baby’s remains unearthed in a Sonoma vineyard, Reed had picked up a trail that led him to Patsy in San Francisco.  Now Reed and Alex both wonder if the cold bones could be her baby brother Dylan, and Alex decides to accompany Reed back to Sonoma for the investigation.  No sooner does she arrive, however, than she is drawn deep into the search for a twisted killer…

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Chapter One
Sonoma Valley, California
Friday, February 12
10:05 A.M.
Violent Crimes Investigations detective Daniel Reed eased to the side of the road, stopping behind the Sheriff’s Department cruiser. He swung out of his four-wheel-drive Tahoe, a small, rust-colored cloud forming as his boots landed on the dirt road. Before him, vineyards stretched across the gently rolling hills, the mustard in bloom, painting the rows yellow. The cheery yellow contrasted sharply with the dormant vines, standing like gnarled headstones in a cemetery that extended as far as the eye could see.

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Praise for Erica Spindler:

“Get ready to stay up all night...  The latest Erica Spindler has arrived and it's time for another pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't-put-it-down roller coaster ride of a read!" – Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of The Neighbor on Blood Vines

"Intoxicating suspense blended with subtle hints of obsession, intense family secrets, a touch of murder and richly textured with Sonoma wine country history. Best served with a glass of your favorite wine for a sleepless one-night read." – Alex Kava, New York Times bestselling author of Black Friday, on Blood Vines

“Set in California’s wine country, Blood Vines is as mysterious and delicious as a fine cabernet.  Erica Spindler delivers all the ingredients of a top notch suspense novel with the finesse and subtlety of a master storyteller.  Chock full of family secrets, a setting so real you can see the dew sparkling on the grapevines and a cast of fascinating characters, Blood Vines will keep you guessing until the end.” –Linda Castillo, New York Times bestselling author of Sworn To Silence 

“Spine-tingling.”—Star Magazine on Breakneck

“Top Pick! Filled with well-developed, multidimensional characters, Spindler’s latest boasts fast-paced action and emotional tension…. The intricately woven plot makes this novel a sure winner for readers who like to keep guessing all the way to the end.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Breakneck

Last Known Victim is clear evidence that Spindler is a master at her romantic thriller art.”-- Diana Pinckley, New Orleans Times-Picayune

“[A] bloodcurdling romantic thriller…culminating in a breathless finale.” –Publishers Weekly on Copycat

“Fast-paced…an entertaining summer read for the legions of Spindler fans.” –The Times Picayune on Copycat

“Part procedural, part psychological puzzle, [Copycat] is told at an unrelenting pace, and it’s one of [Spindler’s] finest efforts to date.” –Romantic Times

 

 


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Erica Spindler

New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler has written many novels, including BreakneckWatch Me Die, Bone Cold, In Silence and Last Known Victim. Her books are published in 25 countries. Raised in Rockford, Illinois, Spindler planned on becoming an artist, and earned visual arts degrees from Delta State University and the University of New Orleans. But one day in 1982, she picked up a romance novel and was immediately hooked. She soon tried to write her own romance, but it was when she leapt from romance to suspense that she found her true calling. Spindler has won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence, the Kiss of Death Award, and has been a three-time RITA Award Finalist. She lives just outside New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband and two sons.

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Blood Vines
Erica Spindler

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
March 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429958639
ISBN10: 1429958634
352 pages
$7.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

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Macmillan Audio
March 2010
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427208675
ISBN10: 1427208670
Audio Run Time: 10:30
$19.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
February 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312363932
ISBN10: 0312363931
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 400 pages
$7.99

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250054777
ISBN10: 125005477X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$21.99
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