Leave Yesterday Behind

by Lauren Linwood

Callie Chennault vaulted to fame on the nighttime soap Sumner Falls. After a decade of playing the same role, she is finally ready for a new acting challenge. When Callie is attacked by a stalker on the streets of New York, she takes a leave of absence from the show. She returns to her roots in Aurora, Louisiana. While there, she hopes to heal both physically and emotionally and determine her next career move.

Former professional baseball pitcher Nick La Chappelle has also come to Aurora to lick his own wounds after a messy divorce. A Cy Young winner and one-time ESPN broadcaster, Nick longs for the quiet of a small town in order to write murder mysteries under a pen name.

Sparks fly when Callie believes Nick is taking advantage of her great-aunt’s hospitality. They eventually resolve their differences—and surprise themselves by falling in love. Their bond is tested when both Nick and Callie become the focus of a serial killer nicknamed Lipstick Larry. Can they outwit a murderer bent on seeing them dead and survive to build a lasting relationship?

Praise for Linwood

“This is definitely an exciting read, filled with plenty of suspense from the first page to the last. I’ve read Ms. Linwood’s medieval romances and also one of her western stories. I enjoy her writing style and her stories are unique. Leave Yesterday Behind is her first foray into contemporary romantic suspense, and it is fantastic!”

“I’m happy to say I was not disappointed AT ALL. She’s nailed it in a new genre, and I’m already looking forward to more of her romantic suspense books.”

“A book you can just sit back and enjoy reading. The character’s emotions and actions are understandable and believable. Most importantly Nick LaChappelle and Callie Chennault truly care for each other.”

“A very exciting read, filled with suspense from beginning to end. The main characters are well-written, and the secondary characters are perfect for enhancing the story.”