Dangerous Impulses by F. M. Meredith

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    This is a tight, fast, read that leaves the reader wanting more. Fortunately, there’s always the promise of another adventure!

    F.M. is also known as Marilyn Meredith, the author of the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. She first became interested in writing about law enforcement when she lived in a neighborhood filled with police officers and their families.

    The interest was fanned when her daughter married a police officer and the tradition has continued with a grandson and grandson-in-law who are deputies. She’s also serves on the board of the Public Safety Writers Association, and has many friends in different law enforcement fields.

    For twenty plus years, she and her husband lived in a small beach community located in Southern California much like the fictional Rocky Bluff. She is a member of three chapters of Sisters in Crime, Epic, and Mystery Writers of America.

    Dangerous Impulses is novel number nine in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. An attractive new-hire captivates Officer Gordon Butler, Officer Felix Zachary’s wife Wendy is befuddled by her new baby, Ryan and Barbara Strickland receive unsettling news about her pregnancy, while the bloody murder of a mother and her son and an unidentified drug that sickens teenaged partiers jolts the Rocky Bluff P.D.

    Review by Lorna Collins:

    F. M. Meredith
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    It is always a joy to visit Rocky Bluff, California again. Since I’ve read quite a few of the books in this series (not necessary to enjoy any of them), I look forward to ‘visiting’ with the officers of the RBPD. They’ve become like old friends. But they are never static. They face the same trials and issues as the rest of us. In other words, they’re real.

    This time, they are faced with a double murder followed by a teenage party during which several of the attendees are poisoned. The two investigations converge, but I won’t provide a spoiler.

    This is a tight, fast, read that leaves the reader wanting more. Fortunately, there’s always the promise of another adventure!

    Review by Cheryl C. Malandrinos:

    The latest installment in F. M. Meredith’s Rocky Bluff P.D. series is more proof of why the author has carved out a lengthy and prosperous writing career. In Dangerous Impulses, Meredith brings back favorite characters and introduces new ones, always blending the elements of the characters’ personal lives and their jobs.

    Perfect as a stand-alone novel, new readers will enjoy this murder mystery, and longtime fans of the series will be thrilled to see how everyone in Rocky Bluff is getting along.

    Meredith weaves in numerous sub-plots around the larger plot of the murder investigation and Vice Officer Stacey Milligan’s questioning of the kids at the party. This gives readers a true sense of community inside and outside of the department.

    Dangerous Impulses is a quick, enjoyable read. Lovers of police novels and murder mysteries will like this one.