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Can the residents of an exclusive community keep their secrets buried, or will the deadly truth expose them all?

 

Welcome to Connelly Court. A secluded, old money neighborhood, harboring a web of desires and deceit behind pristine facades and manicured lawns, where the lives of a group of neighbors, bound by their shared secrets and unconventional lifestyle, are about to unravel.

Michael and Amelia Ross move into their dream home, and get drawn into the seductive allure. But their house once belonged to a family whose lives were seemingly ruined by their participation, which leads Amelia to question everything about her new-found friends. Suspicions run rampant as the close-knit group turns on each other. Lies, betrayals, and hidden agendas are revealed, ripping apart the fabric that once bound the group together.

“Cul-de-Sac” is a dark tale of marriage, friendship, desire, and betrayal, where nothing is as it seems, and the truth may be more shocking than anyone could have imagined. Discover the twisted secrets of Connelly Court in this chilling domestic suspense novel that will leave you questioning just how well you truly know—or should know—your neighbors.

Five Stars!

As it approached the ending, this sensual plot of deceit and sexual hunger had me turning the pages as fast as I could. The motivations of the characters were plausible, and they were well-developed. Understanding and getting to know the cul-de-sac’s residents were made easy by the characters’ backstories. I kept my fingers crossed that Amelia and Michael would make the right choice by withdrawing from their neighbors’ activities. 

5 Stars! 

The portrayals of the characters’ complex relationships and the unraveling of their secrets were extremely well-paced and exciting to follow, and the series of twists kept me gripped until the shocking conclusion. The exploration of marriage, friendship, desire, and betrayal against the backdrop of a seemingly serene neighborhood made for a compelling and thought-provoking read that will have you looking over your shoulder, wondering what your neighbors might be up to.

5 Stars! Publisher’s Weekly Book Life Editor’s Choice

As jealousies and scandals heat up, Crowe never loses sight of the cast’s humanity, with a story that touches on infertility, autism, addiction, and more with some sensitivity. Still, the fun comes when lines get crossed and new friends turn to frenemies. The tension, stoked by a round-robin of perspectives and prose that bites, will keep readers on their toes—and begging Michael and Amelia to leave Connelly Court.

Tense, delicious novel of suburban swingers spinning out of control.

4 Stars from Bookaholic Bex!

 

Bookaholic Bex:

Crowe writes incredibly well and develops characters which are well rounded and credible in their motivations.

 

If you enjoy a steamy story that slow cooks into a web of deceit and lies, then this is the book for you.

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Award Winning Author

Liz Crowe

Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville living in South Carolina.

She’s spent her time as a three-continent ex-pat trailing spouse, mom of three, real estate agent, brewery owner, and bar manager, and is currently a social media consultant and humane society development director, in addition to being an award-winning author.

With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, inside fictional television stations and successful real estate offices, and even in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are compelling and told with a fresh voice.

The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, at times frustrate, and always linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.

Other Worlds

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The Love Brothers

WARNING: Do NOT read if you prefer your romance predictable and/or conventional.

Love Garage is open for business! In Book 1 of this compelling family saga-style romance series meet the Love family and see how oldest brother Antony deals with getting his girlfriend stolen by the baby brother Aiden. Hint: Not very well.

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Brewing Passion

A unique romance series set in the trending world of the craft brewery. Meet the owners, employees, and friends of Fitzgerald Brewing as they live, love, lust, and laugh their way through the ups, downs, and sideways shifts of small business ownership.

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Stewart Realty

From Book 1: Jack Gordon is Ann Arbor’s most delectable bachelor. He’s made millions as a top-selling real estate broker. His rugged good looks and over-the-top personality helped him build a virtual black book most men would kill for.

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Love Garage

4 Stars – “a fabulous story of family, loyalty, and how much small town life, and all of the baggage that is history, can become engrained in your character. “

– The San Francisco Book Review

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Numbers Game

5 Stars – “Crowe and Holt managed to create a story that introduces a loving couple embracing their flaws and making the best out of every tough situation. If you want to leave a romance story feeling uplifted, this is the one for you!

– Literary Titan

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Love Brewing

4 Stars – “Years of pain and constant broken hearts fill the pages of this story. Giving an emotionally heart felt story of two people learning to love, let go, move on, and grow up. While reading Love Brewing, I shed tears of sadness and tears of joy for the characters in the story. 

– Naughty Moms Story Time