Featured: Complex Kid by Mary Anne Edwards

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Review: “Starts fast and doesn’t let up. Great characters, a complex plot with numerous head fakes, and strong writing makes for a great story.”

Can a mother’s love be enough to save her special needs son who confessed to a brutal murder?

Chief Charlie McClung investigates the brutal murder of Jason Sparrow, the recreation supervisor for a special needs day center. One of the clients, Ryan Kemper, confesses to the murder.

Even though he’s found in the dead man’s office holding a bloody baseball bat, no one believes him. But with no evidence to prove otherwise, McClung has no other choice but to bring in the young man.

As McClung searches for the truth, he undercovers the victim’s sordid lifestyle. The suspects pile up, but all have valid alibis. How many layers will McClung have to dig through to prove Ryan is innocent? Or is he?

If you like mysteries without the gratuitous violence, language, and sex, you’ll love Complex Kid, a fast-paced police procedural with numerous twists and turns.

Mary Anne Edwards

Meet Mary Anne Edwards:

Born in Mercedes, Texas, Mary Anne has lived in Georgia for most of her life. A lifelong fan of authors such as Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, Caroline Graham, and Elizabeth Peters, it wasn’t until a few years ago that Mary Anne listened to the voices in her head and began writing her own series of traditional mysteries featuring Detective Charlie McClung.

The first book in the series, Brilliant Disguise, was released to critical acclaim in January 2014. She released the next three in the series, A Good Girl, Criminal Kind, and Sins of my Youth, soon afterward. The fifth book in the series, Flirting with Time, was released on June 30, 2017. Mary Anne released the sixth book, How Deep is the Darkness, on December 2, 2019, and is working on book seven, Complex Kid, with at least three more to follow.

Although Mary Anne is a middle-aged woman, she believes no matter how old you are, you should have fun. Don’t let anyone steal your joy by telling you that you’re too old. The main female protagonist in the Charlie McClung Mysteries is an exciting snapshot of the author’s sensibilities.

Mary Anne and her husband of 40+ years live in Canton, GA, with an ill-tempered tuxedo cat named Gertrude. Mary Anne volunteers at MUST Ministries and sits on the advisory board of Rockdale Cares, a non-profit advocacy group for the developmentally challenged.

Review by Tina Whittle:

Detective Charlie McClung is back in the seventh book in this excellent series, with a mystery that keeps you guessing ‘til the last page, even with a confession in the first chapter.

Small towns have big secrets, and McClung must untangle a sticky web of love and lies, maliciousness and murder.

With his wife Marian by his side and a cast of compelling characters to both help and hinder him, you’ll be glued to the page until the final reveal.

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