As the September 30th launch draws nearer for my fourth Casey Holland mystery, The Deep End, my publisher has launched a book giveaway on Goodreads that ends August 31st. For your chance to enter the draw for a free book go to https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/100067-the-deep-end
I’m very excited about this book. The setting and theme of youths at risk came from my volunteer work in a youth detention center way back when I was a criminology student. I never forgot some of the residents or my experiences there, and while Casey’s experiences are much more dramatic, the setting reflects the emotional, hostile environment that detention centers can be for teens in trouble with the law.
Here’s the book blurb:
Transit security officer Casey Holland’s latest assignment—to monitor a group of teens riding the M5 bus after shoplifting sprees—spirals out of control when the kids attack her and her colleagues. Compounding Casey’s stress, is the manipulative boy her thirteen-year-old ward, Summer, is dating, and intense volunteer work at Fraserview Youth Custody Center.
Casey’s shocked to find a friend’s grandson, Justin, inside. Shock turns to horror when the facility’s director suffers a fatal heart attack in front of her. A second death and rumors of illegal activity at Fraserview makes Casey wonder if Justin is part of the problem, or a potential victim. As Casey deals with troubled teens on all fronts, the escalating violence could change her and Summer’s lives forever. Who will live and who will die? Debra Purdy Kong’s fourth installment in this series will keep readers guessing right to the end.