Exposed

Circle of the Red Lily #1
November 15, 2022
CAEZIK Romance
Available in: Audio, e-Book, Trade Size

Exposed

“Atmospheric, vivid and intense, this is modern romantic noir at its best.” ~NYTimes Bestselling author Jayne Anne Krentz

 

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 violence, 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, her trust in authority, tenuous. But to find those responsible 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 knows a dangerous situation when he sees it and Riley Temple is up to her ears in trouble. But not for the reason she thinks. The pictures she’s stumbled on calls into question a notorious murder conviction; a conviction partially secured by Quinn’s own police commissioner father. A conviction powerful people have a vested interest in keeping in place. Quinn prides himself on being loyal but seeing this case through means betraying someone: his job, his family, or the woman he’s falling in love with.

As their investigation begins and old secrets are revealed, Quinn and Riley find themselves targeted by members of a secret society that for decades has maintained influence and violent control over Los Angeles and Hollywood’s powerful elite. A society that, until now, has remained hidden in the shadows.

A society that will stop at nothing to keep their secrets buried.

“Atmospheric, vivid and intense, this is modern romantic noir at its best.” ~NYTimes Bestselling author Jayne Anne Krentz

 

“From the very first page, Anna J Stewart’s new novel, EXPOSED, grabbed me by the throat and refused to let go. STEWART’s use of Old Hollywood in juxtaposition with the grit and politics of the LAPD was incredibly effective. A who-done-it series of bone-chilling murders that began long before this novel’s opening salvo. EXPOSED is a page-turner with images that will linger long after you finish the book.” ~Author and Actress Meg Tilly

 

"Anna J Stewart outdoes herself with a stunning job of storytelling. I was hooked from page one and finished in one seating." ~NYTimes Bestselling Author Tara Taylor Quinn

 

“A twisty, dark tale with a ripping plot and compelling characters set against a unique Hollywood backdrop!” ~Author JM Winchester