Complicit (Book 1)
"A haunting deep dive into the demons all women must face. A brilliant masterpiece."-Rea Frey, author of Until I Find You
"Complicit is a rare powerhouse of a literary thriller with a profound moral compass."- Joe Clifford, author of The Shadow People and the Jay Porter Thriller Series
"In Complicit, Amy Rivers has woven threads of a local conspiracy, betrayal, and family secrets into a captivating thriller that you can't put down. Gripping!"- Margaret Mizushima, author of the award-winning Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries, including Hanging Falls
"The kickoff to the Legacy of Silence series combines suspense, deep relationships, and a compelling protagonist."- Booklife Reviews
"Two sisters grown apart over the years, haunted by secrets they don't want to share, are drawn together when young girls from their hometown start disappearing, and dying. Complicit is an excellent romantic mystery that reveals one small town's ugly side." - Pat Stoltey, author of Wishing Caswell Dead
"An engaging tale with a disturbing subject, fraught relationships, and a touch of romance." - Kirkus Reviews
ABOUT THE BOOK
A tangled web of deception and duplicity where predators are shielded by respectability and no one is safe
Kate Medina had been working as a forensic psychologist and loving every minute until a violent attack left her shaken to the core. Retreating to her hometown where it's safe, she accepts a job where the prospect of violence is slim to none. As a high school psychologist, Kate tends to the emotional needs of the students. It's not the career she envisioned for herself.
Five years later, a student disappears, leaving the school in crisis and Kate at the helm of another traumatic event. Roman Aguilar, the lead detective, reaches out to Kate for assistance. Kate's position at the school and her training make her an ideal ally, but her complicated relationship with Roman puts them at odds.
When the girl's body is found, changing the focus of the investigation to homicide, Kate finds herself in the middle of a situation she never anticipated. What started as her desire to help puts Kate directly in the crosshairs of an enemy who remains largely in shadows. As her past and present collide, Kate is dragged into the middle of a dangerous game where only one thing is clear-no one can be trusted.
All the Broken People (March 2019)
"...an enthralling family drama." - Kirkus Reviews
“Rivers weaves a superb tale of the dark secrets buried just beneath small town life, letting them surface in a near perfect choreography of suspense. This book will leave your reading light on late into the night and put the next Amy River’s book on your must read list!” - TJ Turner, Author of Angel In The Fog
"All the Broken People is the best kind of suspense: tight writing, sustained tension, and flawed characters, some downright scary." -- Pat Stoltey, author of 2018 Colorado Book Award finalist Wishing Caswell Dead
"Rivers slowly unravels characters intertwined with one another for many years. Hidden truths begin to surface...as they struggle to understand and define their feelings about past mistakes that have led to present wrongdoing. The rich descriptions of this town itself will make you feel as if there. It’s a suspenseful read that will stay with you long after the last page." - Kathryn Mattingly, author of The Tutor
ABOUT THE BOOK
Alice Bennett knows what it means to suffer. After burying her abusive childhood and reinventing herself, Alice is living a life she never imagined could be hers. She’s married to a perfect Southern gentleman. She has a challenging job she loves—writing for a woman’s magazine. But when her past comes back with a vengeance, Alice finds herself on the outs with her husband, her perfect life crumbling around her feet.
Desperate to get things back to where they were, Alice travels to the mountains of North Georgia to care for her mother-in-law who was injured in a bad fall. Her motives aren’t purely altruistic; she’s hoping to get back into her husband’s good graces. When she arrives, Alice discovers that the fall was no accident. Alice must battle her own inner demons as she uncovers the not-so-perfect truth of her husband’s past. Ugly family secrets and devious attacks from an unknown assailant threaten to kill more than just Alice’s dreams.
A dark journey into the Georgia mountains where kudzu covers the landscape and a grudge can last generations. All the Broken Peoplewill leave you questioning who the good guys really are or whether they exist at all.