Amanda LambAmanda Lamb is a veteran television crime reporter with three decades of experience. She works for an award-winning NBC affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina, WRAL-TV. She also appears on a regular basis on national news magazine programs and networks which feature true crime stories including Discovery Investigates.

While Amanda has written and published nine books, Dead Last (coming 2020) will be her fiction debut and is born out of her many years of experience covering the crime beat. Amanda is the author of three true crime books based on murder cases she covered for the news including: Deadly DoseEvil Next Door, and Love Lies. She has also published four memoirs, one about caregiving and three about parenting, including: The Living RoomI Love You to God and BackGirls Gone Child, and Smotherhood. Amanda has penned two children’s books, a story book version of I Love You to God and Back. Her newest offering is We Are Not the Same is a labor of love for the Tammy Lynn Center, an organization that supports children and adults with disabilities.

Amanda is originally from Philadelphia and is the married mother of two precocious teenage daughters. She holds a BA in English from Duke University and MS in journalism from Northwestern University. She lives happily with her husband and family in her adopted hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina.

To learn more about Amanda and her work go to www.alambauthor.com. You can also find her on Facebook under @wralAmandaLamb or under @stagemight and on Twitter @alamb and Instagram @wral_amanda_lamb.

by Amanda Lamb

"My husband is trying to kill me..."

Maddie Arnette traded in her hard-news crime reporting for softer, feel-good features after her husband’s death. But her lifelong addiction to the dark side of journalism, bolstered by years of meeting sources in back alleys and visiting grisly crime scenes, still clamors for Maddie’s attention.

When Suzanne Parker falls to the pavement in front of Maddie during the Oak City Marathon, Maddie assumes it’s an accident. That is, until Suzanne whispers words that make Maddie’s skin go cold: my husband is trying to kill me.

Maddie’s personal experience with domestic violence in her family connects her to Suzanne in a way that she can’t ignore. Soon, Maddie’s allegiance to protecting her new friend and discovering the truth about Suzanne’s husband becomes an obsession, one that leads her down a dangerous path. When someone turns up dead, Maddie finally realizes she is all in again with crime reporting, but this time she may be in over her head.

Dead Last is the first in then new exciting crime fiction Maddie Arnette Novels series

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