Dangerous Presence is Marli's first mystery novel, she calls it her baby. It may be her "baby" but it's all about a dangerous serial killer causing terror in the small community of Oasis Springs, California. Most people with any good common sense stayed behind closed doors. The whole town wanted to know, "Who killed Nanny Emily?" Especially psychologist, Jacquelyn (Doc) Kincaid.
His nanny dressed him in ribbons and frills. His father called him a sissy. Now he kills.
*****Dangerous Presence is a gripping thriller that will keep you hanging on to the very end. It's a crisp, fast-paced and satisfying read. I'm a huge fan of Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware novels, which I think is why I enjoyed this book so much. It has the same tense feel with great psychological insights from a fierce protagonist. I think Alex Delaware would be impressed with Doc Kincaid. I can't wait to read the next offering from this talented new author. J. Thornbrugh
Short, sweet reviews:
*****I'm a mystery enthusiast, and especially enjoyed "Dangerous Presence". The story kept me interested all the way to the end. It's on my "must read again" list. LaLa
*****OK, Miss Marlene.....I read Dangerous Presence, and I am HOOKED! You had me at "hello" and I could hardly put it down! You, my dear, are what the world calls TALENTED, and I can hardly wait to read Blood Gold! Keep on keepin' on, you writer, you! — feeling energized. Robbie Robertson
*****I must share this with you. I purchased copies of your "Dangerous Presence". My mother said she couldn't put the book down. "It was so suspenseful all the way to the end. I loved it!" (believe me, she is very short on platitudes, lol) Stephen D. Locke