04 November 2022

Deadly Conclusion | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


A Fast-Paced Suspense Book You Can’t Put Down.

In the thrilling conclusion of the “Deadly Secrets” series, search and rescue dog trainer Keely Lambert breaks in Titan, a new shepherd, during a rescue mission to find little Conner Wells. Aided by childhood friend, Beau Gardner of the TBI, who is also Conner’s uncle, Keely finds the boy deep inside Metropolitan Nashville’s Beaman Park.

But Conner is not all that Keely finds. On the way back to the welcome center, she notices something sticking out of the dirt—the military dog tags of her father who disappeared more than two decades before.

The discovery sets Keely on a hunt to unearth her father’s killer, only to be thwarted by multiple setbacks—the murder of Beau’s father, the kidnapping of her mother, and her kennel being set on fire in the middle of the night. After Keely is kidnapped, Beau leads a manhunt to find her before the outcome reaches a “deadly conclusion.”

Publisher: Iron Stream Fiction
Release Date: November 2, 2022



Titan paced back and forth in the rear compartment of Keely Lambert’s white SUV. The black German Shepherd seemed to know instinctively this was no training session. Keely’s lead S&R dog, Ruby, had strained a ligament and couldn’t work for at least another week. And Pearl, her second in line, was a week or two within delivering a litter. That left Titan, Keely’s two-year-old prodigy, to do his best. A six-year-old boy’s life depended on it.

Connor Wells had wandered away from his family while visiting A. G. Beaman Park near Ashland City, just north of Nashville, and the timing couldn’t have been worse. Not only because this was Titan’s first run, but because today’s seventy-degree weather, unusual for Nashville in late December, would be dropping below freezing tonight and several inches of snow were expected tomorrow morning.

Keely glanced at the clock on the dashboard of her Forester Wilderness. It was already after three o’clock. She would soon be running out of daylight.


Kathy Harris is an author by way of a “divine detour” into the Nashville entertainment business where she works as a marketing director. For several years she freelanced entertainer biographies and wrote news stories and columns for various music publications.

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(1) winner will receive a $35 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of Deadly Conclusion.

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight November 1, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 8, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Thanks for sharing, Hallie!

  2. Great excerpt, Deadly Conclusion sounds like a book that I won't be able to put down!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a marvelous weekend!

  3. The excerpt instantly makes me concerned about the missing boy.

  4. Richelle Leffler7/11/22 20:24

    Thanks, it sounds like a really great read.

  5. Hallie, Thank you for sharing! I'm looking forward to reading this series.

  6. I like the cover & excerpt.