Published 2021 (Oceanview Press)
What would it take for you to kill someone for money? And if you did, who—or what—would you have become? These are the questions one woman faces when she loses everyone she loves and everything she has. When the opportunity arrives to reinvent herself as a killer for hire, she takes it. She’s good at it—and if she doesn’t do it, someone else will.
Then everything changes when she learns about a serial killer so horrible she vows to find him and kill him until—overcome by self-doubt—she seeks redemption rather than vengeance.
Fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Dexter will love Endings
* “[In Endings], Richards combines a damaged protagonist readers will root for with a twisted, whiplash-fast plot filled with layers of moral ambiguity. This harrowing tale of love, loss, and the value of life is not to be missed.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“Brilliant. Terrifying. Compulsively readable.” —Hallie Ephron, New York Times best-selling author
“Provocative and powerful . . . Page after page, Richards ratchets up the tension, weaving tradecraft, disguises, and psychology into a riveting tale that peels back the layers of the soul. The prose is often lyrical, the descriptions of the human heart achingly accurate. It will surely stand with the year’s best suspense thrillers.” —Gayle Lynds, New York Times best-selling author
“Linda L. Richards’ Endings grabs you by the throat on page one and doesn’t let go until The End. The writing is crisp, and the story has plenty of whiplashing twists and turns. Endings is the confident return of a writer at the height of her powers.” —Matt Coyle, Anthony, Shamus, and Lefty Award-winning author
“An unusually haunting thriller with a complex, seriously badass heroine. Endings brings you into a strange and dark world from page one, and then shows you the light. I highly recommend this book.” —Sheena Kamal, Macavity Award-winning author
“[Endings is a] tightly woven, fast-paced, tension-filled thrill ride full of surprises . . . an outstanding, brilliantly conceived crime novel.” —New York Journal of Books