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StunnerBeautiful. Bright. And possibly, deadly…

This is all Ronnie Lake knows about her potential sister-in-law, Juliana. But she’s determined to find out the truth about her wealthy brother’s new lover before he throws away his happiness, fortune, and quite possibly, his life. Who is this mysterious woman with two lives-and how deep does her deception go?

As a divorced, downsized, 50-something, Ronnie finds herself becoming an “accidental detective” in order to get to the bottom of things. There are unexplained hang-ups when the phone rings. A disturbing package and sketchy characters appear at her wealthy family’s estate outside New York City. It all pushes Ronnie to step out of her privileged life and into a sinister world of mystery and suspense where people will do just about anything to escape their past. Is Juliana the most desperate of them all?

STUNNER is available from Amazon.


“Danforth did a great job developing the main character, showing how Ronnie went from a very inexperienced investigator to a seasoned one making her very likeable to the reader as she messed up over and over but kept trying and improving herself. Danforth’s writing style is impeccable and fun, making this adventure easy to read….A five star book–worth reading for sure!” –Reader Views


Niki Danforth, daughter of a Cold War covert intelligence officer, has the “thriller/adventure” gene in her DNA. After a career as a successful TV/video producer and director in New York, this empty-nester is picking up her first love of suspenseful mystery books and recreating herself as an author in the genre. Danforth lives in the New Jersey countryside with her husband and two drama-queen dogs. She is hard at work writing the next Ronnie Lake book, this time a murder mystery.