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Safety is just an illusion...

An illusion shattered by the whisper of footsteps in the darkness behind her.

Holly has drifted from one place to the next for as long as she can remember, never settling long enough to build a life. It's the only way she knows how to survive in a world that has no place for someone like her. But when mysterious footsteps follow her home, and she finds a cryptic note taped to her door, she realizes she's stayed too long.

The man she's hiding from has found her. But how? 

When people start dying and old, forgotten memories begin to surface, Holly finds herself wrapped up in a terrifying mystery with God, a pushy Southern detective, and a killer with one thing on his mind: her.

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"I should have tried harder."

Those final words are scrawled across a note that’s been pinned to a man's remains.

Pulled to a crime scene in the middle of the night, Detective Marx struggles to unravel the mystery behind a message written by the victim. A suicide note . . . or an admission of guilt? Before he can discover the truth, what seems to be a random act of violence becomes something much darker and far more dangerous.

Another note. Another body.

With very little evidence and even less time, Detective Marx searches for the common thread between the victims before another innocent dies, but his efforts might put him directly in the killer’s path.

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"Having read the Holly books I was looking forward to the next book in the series. CC Warrens doesn't disappoint. Story is good, characters have depth and there is always a message of hope. Even when it seems hope is gone." -- Amazon Reviewer

"Grab a hot drink of your choice and get ready to settle in until you finish this book. Again we meet up with Holly and Marx as he has to solve murder, before they get to close to home. I love Ms. Warrens books, they are great. The banter between the characters and the emotions make you feel everything as if you were right there." -- Amazon Reviewer


"The world whipped around her in a dizzying funnel of lights and shouts, people in uniforms pressing in from all directions. Noelle sat motionless in the street, barely able to breathe. His little body was too still. Too broken."

Noelle's world shattered that night, like the pieces of headlights scattered across the dark street. There was no rebuilding her life around the grave of her child.

Adrift in her grief, Noelle finds herself drawn to an old house as rundown and weary as her spirit. She might not be able to mend her own brokenness, but maybe she can restore this abandoned structure to its former beauty. Determined, she throws herself into a renovation project with the unexpected help of a local. But she soon learns that her new home comes with a blood-stained history and a chilling reputation.


When she stumbles across a diary written by a child with a disturbing life, and a teenage girl vanishes from the village, clues leave Noelle wondering if her house might somehow be connected. Someone -- or something -- wants her gone, but she has no intention of leaving without discovering the truth.

"I was captivated from the very first page until the end. It’s the kind of story you can’t believe, or don’t want to believe, is real. It touches on some pretty heavy issues that are happening in our world right now. However, the author does a fantastic job of delicately unwrapping the truth of what is happening and bring a grip-your-seat tale to life!" -- Marylin, early reviewer.

"This story speaks to trusting in God through the pain and learning to hear Him when He seems to be silent. This one does deal with some difficult subjects, but as usual, the author handles those with grace. There is some humor involved and even a light romance in this one. I enjoyed both the plot line and the characters immensely. Needing to know how things resolved kept me turning pages and I had a difficult time putting this one down. " -- Erin, early reviewer

Jesus and laughter have brought C.C. Warrens through some very difficult times in life, and she weaves both into every story she writes, creating a world of breath-stealing intensity, laugh-out-loud humor, and a sparkle of hope. Writing has been a slowly blossoming dream inside her for most of her life until one day it spilled out onto the pages that would become her first published book.
If she's not writing, she's attempting to bake something--however catastrophic that might be--or she's enjoying the beauty of the outdoors with her husband. One of the many things she's learned since she started this journey is that the best way to write a book is to go on a long stroll with her husband. That is when the characters--from their backgrounds to the moments that make them laugh or bubble over with anger--come to life.


These books are intended to reflect the real world—a world that is messy, terrifying, wonderful, and sprinkled with humor. They deal with heavy subject matter that is not suitable for all readers, and is not recommended for readers under thirteen. The author's hope is that these books will touch someone who has been through something traumatic and remind them that even in our darkest moments, God is with us.

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