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Guilty Knowledge

A bearded black man and a blonde woman against a city skyline. Tagline: She's a witness. She may be lying. And he's falling in love with her.
Cover art by Abigail Owen

She's a witness. She may be lying. And he's falling in love with her. Detectives Jesse Aaron and Camille Farris have no leads in the murder of Rosa Logan when pretty blonde Sariah Brennan claims to have seen the killer—in a vision. Unfortunately the man she identifies is dead—or is he? Sariah is an unsophisticated small town girl, but her background and her motives are mysterious. Jesse is increasingly convinced that she has guilty knowledge of the crime, even as he finds himself more and more attracted to her. Can he and Camille unravel the web of secrets before the killer strikes again?


   She was a witness, a lying, maddening witness, and it was unprofessional to think of her in any other way, but something was happening between them. He studied the sensitive curve of her slightly parted lips. She had retouched her lipstick in Quique's restroom, a bare hint of color.

   He kissed her. Her mouth surprised him, soft and sweet and willing, almost hungry, but with something held back. She was scared, but she wanted this. They were not investigator and witness; they were two people trying to find their way to—what? He didn't know.          


   "Griffin has a gift for romantic suspense...An involving mystery elevated by vivid characterizations." ~ Kirkus Reviews


   "The plot is tightly woven, characters are deftly drawn. There are some surprising twists and turns leading to a surprising conclusion." ~ Linda Strong, Linda's Book Reviews


   "This book was a ride, let me tell you...The author must be commended for the ability shown to create characters that a reader builds a strong feeling for quickly. There are no 2-dimensional characters here. You really get them and either you love them - or in many cases for me - hate them...The story was gripping and a brilliant mystery...An energetic read that will keep a reader on the edge of their seat wanting more. Highly recommended to people who like to read a good murder mystery and to those who have romantic fantasies too. 

My Rating: 5 stars." ~ N.N. Light


   "GUILTY KNOWLEDGE by Linda Griffin is part romance, part suspense and follows Sariah, a woman who just doesn't fit into any mold who holds her secrets and her past tightly clenched from prying eyes. It is her vulnerability that draws Jesse to her romantically, but could it cost him his life?

Linda Griffin has created a strong sense of mystery, of hidden truths as she pits partners against each other when one's vision becomes clouded with lust. A solid mystery that unfolds at a steady pace, nothing too rushed or dragged out. Sariah becomes a colorful character as her past is revealed and her true self is exposed. The webs we weave…who is the spider and who is the fly?"

     ~Dianne, Tome Tender Blogspot


   "Guilty Knowledge is an intriguing story...a compelling tale of murder, secrets, and love." ~ Moira Wolf, InD'Tale Magazine, April 2020


   "It sucked me in from the first page and wouldn't let me go until the very end!This book is mainly told from Jesse's point of view, and it had me hooked from the very first sentence. Every time I thought I knew were the story was going, BOOM, Linda throws the reader a curve ball that you never saw coming. I loved learning more about Jesse and Sariah as the book progressed. I fell in love with these characters, and I honestly hope we see more of them in future books to come. The ending is nothing that you expect, and you get to solve the crime along with Jesse and his partner Camille. If you are looking for an exciting crime fighting book mixed with mystery and romance, then you need to pick up a copy of this amazing book." ~ Odette Swan, I Won't Say I'm in Love with Reading


 "Jesse and Sariah are great characters and believable. Linda knows how to make her characters and scenes come to life on the page. You feel as if you know the characters well except for Sariah with her being so private and mysterious, but she had this air about her, and you just knew that deep down she was probably a good person. Guilty Knowledge is a very secretive book that slowly unwinds giving you the story a little at a time just enough to keep you hooked and the pages turning. The mystery and suspense with all the twists and turns alone was enough to keep you awake and racing to the end to see how it all turns out and to find out all Sariah's secrets. I would recommend Guilty Knowledge to anyone who likes a good mystery or suspense book that will keep you on your toes."

   -- The Avid Reader Blogspot


"Mystery, intrigue, suspense and twists and turns fill the pages from cover to cover. A decent story line that captures your attention and has the ability to hold it. Add in some excitement and romance and you have a good book to add to your reading list." -- buzymomof2