FEATURED AUTHOR: SUSAN HUNTER
ABOUT THE BOOK
True crime writer Leah Nash is stunned when police investigating the murder of a beautiful young college professor focus on her ex-husband Nick. Leah has no illusions about her ex, but despite his flaws, she just can’t see him as a killer. Reluctantly, she agrees to help Nick’s attorney prove that he isn’t.
But Nick’s lies make it hard to find the truth, and when a damning piece of evidence surfaces, Leah plunges into doubt. Is she defending an innocent man or helping a murderer escape? She pushes on to find out, uncovering hidden motives and getting hit by twists she never saw coming. Leah’s own flaws impede her search for the truth. When she finds it, will it be too late to prevent a devastating confrontation?
Dangerous Flaws is the fifth standalone book in the Leah Nash Mysteries series of complex, fast-paced murder mysteries.
Title: Dangerous Flaws
Author: Susan Hunter
Series: Leah Nash Mysteries, book 5
Publisher: Himmel River Press (December 11, 2018)
Print length: 347 pages
On tour with: Partners in Crime Book Tours
LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN HUNTER
Things you need in order to write: A pot of tea, a notebook next to my computer to jot notes on, a 25”x30” pad of sticky post-it paper on the wall to track plot points.
Things that hamper your writing: A sunny day that leads me to stare out the window at the river, instead of focusing on my writing.
Things you love about writing: Creating and populating a world with people I find interesting and that readers enjoy engaging with .
Things you hate about writing: Working out a tricky plot point, looming deadlines.
Things you love about where you live: Watching the river flow by, seeing eagles, egrets, herons and hawks swooping through the sky, storm clouds gathering and the normally placid river roiled up in white-cap waves, the peace and calm of an isolated setting that is actually inside the city limits.
Things that make you want to move: Hundreds and hundreds of migrating geese choosing to spend the night on the river for weeks in the fall and honking loudly and constantly all night long.
Things you never want to run out of: Chocolate, books to read, music to stream.
Things you wish you’d never bought: A van, a telescope I never figured out how to use, an ebook reader that is very clumsy to use.
Words that describe you: Introvert, funny, soft-hearted.
Words that describe you, but you wish they didn’t: Quick to judge, procrastinator, bossy.
Favorite beverage: Unsweetened iced tea.
Something that gives you a pickle face: Snowshoe shots (peppermint shots w/bourbon).
Favorite smell: Cinnamon.
Something that makes you hold your nose: Cabbage cooking.
Something you’re really good at: Writing.
Something you’re really bad at: Singing.
Something you wish you could do: Sing.
Something you wish you’d never learned to do: How to make perfect popcorn, because the task now always falls to me.
Last best thing you ate: Butternut squash bisque.
Last thing you regret eating: Too many Christmas cookies.
Things you always put in your books: Favorite foods and hometown landmarks.
Things you never put in your books: Explicit sex, graphic violence.
Favorite places you’ve been: North Carolina—the Outer Banks; Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Places you never want to go to again: A cold, dank casita in Boulder City, Nevada.
Favorite genre: Any mysteries, but especially British mysteries and hard-boiled detective stories.
Books you would ban: None—every book isn’t for everybody, but every book should have a chance to find its audience.
People you’d like to invite to dinner: All of my family and friends, plus Sara Paretsky, Ann Cleeves, Michael Connelly, John Grisham . . . though not all on the same night.
People you’d cancel dinner on: Almost anyone—nothing personal, just that a card-carrying introvert like me almost always regrets agreeing to a social event. Even though we usually enjoy it when conscience guilts us into following through on our commitments.
Favorite things to do: Reading, watching classic movies, spending time with family and friends.
Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing: Sitting in a badly chaired meeting where discussion is meandering, people talk just to hear themselves speak and nothing comes to closure. Also, going shopping for clothes. Or anything, really. Just shopping.
Most daring thing you’ve ever done: Hitchhiked to Nova Scotia.
Something you chickened out from doing: Riding a roller coaster on the top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas.
EXCERPT FROM DANGEROUS FLAWS
How did everything go so wrong? But then again, why did she ever think that this could come to anything but disaster? She knows now there are only a few ways this can end and none of them are good.
Dangerous Habits – Leah Nash Mysteries, Book 1
OTHER BOOKS BY SUSAN HUNTER
Dangerous Mistakes – Leah Nash Mysteries, Book 2
Dangerous Places – Leah Nash Mysteries, Book 3
Dangerous Secrets – Leah Nash Mysteries, Book 4
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