Also by Lada Ray:
GOLD TRAIN, rip-roaring thrill ride across Russia. Based on true historic events (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure, Book 2)
GREEN DESERT: riveting novella set in Iraq (Accidental Spy Prequel)
Accidental Spy US Adventure
Category: novel, psychological mystery/thriller, women sleuths, paranormal, psychic, pet lovers, humor, suspense with an element of romance.
Word count: 69,800. Print pages 248
Copyright 2011-2012 ã Lada Ray
International Kindle bestseller. Reached:
US: #29 Mystery & Thrillers; #9 Mystery; #8 Women Sleuths
UK: #14 Mystery & Thrillers/ Women Sleuths
DE: #5 Krimis & Thriller/ Krimis (mystery); #50 Populare Belletristik (popular fiction)
Psychological mystery thriller set in an idyllic Massachusetts town harboring a dark secret. Cool characters and setting, intense adventure full of surprising developments, amazing pets and humor!
STEPFORD USA will dazzle you with an array of funny, outlandish, dangerous and utterly realistic characters. Who committed rape and murder: a corrupt police chief, crooked politician, millionaire-nerd, or womanizing banker?
Ladies from the Stepford Knitting Club know it all, except that the town has been hijacked by criminals posing as pillars of local community. That's where Jade Snow comes in. A new breed of amateur sleuths and international journalist, she's thoroughly at home in the brave, new, globalized world, but unprepared for one challenge - the dull existence in this sheltered American town. And that's exactly where she ends up after getting married and pregnant. Aided by a super-intelligent calico cat and a psychoanalyst from New York, Jade's on a mission to solve baffling mysteries, uncover a local conspiracy and turn this sleepy paradise upside down... if she can survive the attraction to a framed man, and the encounter with a desperate killer.
Warning: Contains enough suspense, psychology, mystical happenings, amazing pets, virtual reality, romance and humor to be a thrillingly delightful, yet dangerously sobering read.
"This exciting page-turner will have you guessing from the very beginning. Lada skillfully weaves many surprises into this psychological thriller. Her exquisite scene setting together with compelling dialogue makes Stepford USA a fascinating, if at times nail-biting, read. I highly recommend Stepford USA. Jade Snow is intelligent, warm and witty. Join her as she puts the pieces together and helps release a town from its dark, hidden past." Jason Sullivan, Author, The Dark Yergall
"Psychological thrillers don't get much better than this. Excitingly and yet chillingly gripping... plot line that surprises you at every turn and absolutely does not let you go." J.J. Collins, Author, Famine to Freedom (UK)
"I enjoyed reading this uplifting book by Ms. Ray, filled with intrigue and irresistible characters." Amazon review by a reader.
"Very well written and gripping tale that will leave you guessing to the very end! Excellent storytelling!" Amazon review by a reader.
The book includes:
Bonus 1: Extensive excerpt from GOLD TRAIN, Accidental Spy Russia Adventure
Bonus 2: Excerpt from the upcoming DRAGON GATE, Accidental Spy Asia Adventure
Read extensive excerpt (prologue & first 4 chapters)
STEPFORD USA in the Media:
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