Excerpt: Deadly Conclusion by Kathy Harris

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Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Deadly Conclusion by Kathy Harris, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Isn’t that cover just perfectly atmospheric? If you love Christian Romantic Suspense with dogs, this excerpt was picked with you in mind. Keep reading, though, for more about the book & the tour giveaway link below!

EXCERPT

Keely ran as fast as she could down the hill, and then fought to slide her key into the lock. After it released, she stepped inside.

Smoke was everywhere, and she could hear the fire popping and cracking. The sound of dogs in the distance, howling and barking, assured her that the eighteen were safe. Now to rescue the three in the back.

Why hadn’t she thought about a wet cloth? Why hadn’t she called 911? It was too late. She had to move quickly.

How long could they breathe this air and survive? How long could she hold her breath? One more step…Was it this way or was it the other way? She was beginning to feel woozy.

And disoriented.

Keely! She chastised herself. Stay awake! Find the dogs and run for your life.

She finally made her way to the whelping room door, threw it open, and hurried inside. Pearl was cowering in the corner, and the puppies were crying.“My poor babies!” She bent and picked up one puppy and then the other. She cradled them close to her breasts, trying to shield them from the smoke.

“Pearl, come with me.” This way!

The dog followed her out the whelping room door and into the main hall, where the smoke was thick. She could see a light in the distance. It was one of her solar yard lights.

Focusing on it, she put one foot in front of the other.

Hurry . . .

She stumbled.

Stay awake and run . . . run . . . run . . .

She couldn’t— Cooler air enveloped her. She had made it outside! She took a deep breath of the almost fresh air. And then someone grabbed her from behind and pulled her.

She couldn’t fight back. Her lungs were too tired from breathing the smoke.

Was this a dream? She let the puppies fall to the ground. But where was Pearl? Keely could see in the smoke filtered light in front of her that Pearl was lying on the ground and the puppies were running around her.

“Pearl? Are you . . . ?”

The darkness overwhelmed her.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Deadly Conclusion

Title: Deadly Conclusion
Series: Deadly Secrets #3
Author: Kathy Harris
Publisher: Iron Stream Fiction
Release Date: November 2, 2022
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

A Fast-Paced Suspense Book You Can’t Put Down

In the thrilling conclusion of the “Deadly Secrets” series, search and rescue dog trainer Keely Lambert breaks in Titan, a new shepherd, during a rescue mission to find little Conner Wells. Aided by childhood friend, Beau Gardner of the TBI, who is also Conner’s uncle, Keely finds the boy deep inside Metropolitan Nashville’s Beaman Park.

But Conner is not all that Keely finds. On the way back to the welcome center, she notices something sticking out of the dirt—the military dog tags of her father who disappeared more than two decades before.

The discovery sets Keely on a hunt to unearth her father’s killer, only to be thwarted by multiple setbacks—the murder of Beau’s father, the kidnapping of her mother, and her kennel being set on fire in the middle of the night. After Keely is kidnapped, Beau leads a manhunt to find her before the outcome reaches a “deadly conclusion.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kathy Harris

Kathy Harris is an author by way of a “divine detour” into the Nashville entertainment business where she works as a marketing director. For several years she freelanced entertainer biographies and wrote news stories and columns for various music publications.

Connect with Kathy by visiting kathyharrisbooks.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $35 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of Deadly Conclusion.

Deadly Conclusion JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight November 1, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 8, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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10 thoughts on “Excerpt: Deadly Conclusion by Kathy Harris

  1. I like the cover and the excerpt is great, Deadly Conclusion sounds like a book that I really want to read!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific day!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, Eva! Good luck with the contest, and I hope you’ll enjoy DEADLY CONCLUSION!

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  3. An intriguing cover, synopsis and excerpt, this sounds like a thrilling book and series, a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the author’s bio and book details

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