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Release day: Deadlocked by Dawn

27 February 2021

Today is the official release of Deadlocked by Dawn by Afton Locke (ebook, self-published). Here’s the blurb:

Paradise in the Florida Keys…

After 2020, Delia Sloane struggles to keep Rainbow Falls Resort afloat while grieving the loss of her father and husband. She refuses to let her Key Largo slice of paradise—a haven for non-mainstream couples—die. But when a serial killer begins attacking her guests—leaving a single dreadlock on each victim—everything spins out of control, including what’s left of her family.

Hides a killer…

After her brother’s experience with police brutality, the last place she wants to turn to for help is law enforcement. Scarred mentally by a deadly force incident, Detective Will Peterson has avoided homicide cases. But only he has the skills to drill into the elusive killer’s twisted mind.

And it just got personal…

When a hurricane strikes, exposing the horrible truth behind Delia’s losses and threatening everything she holds dear, trusting Will may be her only hope. Are they up to the challenge?

Afton dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

I was inspired to write this story on a trip to Barbados in 2019. Sitting on the beach, I admired the turquoise water and men with dreadlocks. I’d been reading suspense for a while, but hadn’t written one yet. At that moment, I knew I wanted to write a murder mystery set in the tropics, centred around a dreadlock. I filed it away in my ideas file. The whole plot idea didn’t come to me until the following year, when I was isolated due to the pandemic. Timing is everything. The events of 2020 made the story what it was. I hope it heals everyone who reads it.

You can find out more about this book at Afton’s website or buy it from Amazon.

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