Deadly Secrets

Deadly Secrets

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Terry Odell By Terry_Odell Completed

Mapleton, Colorado's police chief, Gordon Hepler, would rather be on the streets than behind a desk dealing with budgets and the town council, but he promised his late mentor he'd accept the position. And to Gordon, a promise is a promise, even if the person you made it to isn't around anymore. However, doubts creep in, and he wonders if he was shoved into the job because his mentor thought he couldn't cut it on the streets.
  
  Everything changes when a fatal traffic accident well outside Mapleton seems connected to elderly Rose and Sam Kretzer, two of Mapleton's most beloved citizens. The arrival of Megan, the Kretzer's grown ward, and Justin, their grandson add to his troubles when Megan is mugged. In addition, Justin is renovating his grandparents' house despite their objections, and then someone breaks in and the house is ransacked. When Gordon ties the car accident to a grisly murder in Mapleton-the first anyone in town can remember-he's afraid he's into more than he bargained for.
  
  His fears are realized when his investigation seems to link the Kretzers to a Nazi war criminal. Can he work with the big-city detective brought in to assist? Will he be able to solve the crime without revealing the secrets of his citizens? 
  
  DEADLY SECRETS revolves around a secret journal kept by a Nazi during WWII, and the lengths people will go to protect those they love. Set in a small Colorado community, Deadly Secrets deals with people trying to do what they think is right while protecting those they love.

  • colorado
  • detective
  • holocaustsurvivors
  • investigation
  • mapletonmystery
  • mystery
  • police
  • policeprocedural
  • smalltownpolice
  • wwii
Quinnpaul Quinnpaul Jul 17
Conversation flows and seems genuine. Love the German  touch with mien got and Apel kuchen . Suspicion over Justin seemed awkward.
maisa333 maisa333 Sep 20, 2016
Hi it's a nice story I didn't finish
                              yet . But I hope there is a translation for it to let anther people read it
justaddgigi justaddgigi Sep 12, 2016
This was really good. You really managed to keep my attention. And if you know anyone with adhd, you know that is not a small accomplishment! I really can't wait to see what happens next!
tall_girl tall_girl Aug 05, 2016
Can't wait to read more of this when I get back from work later xxx
- - Sep 20, 2016
@Terry_Odell Okay There is a town call Mapleton in Oregon SO I was curious.
Rabearbebe Rabearbebe Jun 30, 2016
I think this story is extremely good but it has a lot of difficult words that make me hard to understand... It is interesting