How far can a profound personal loss drive someone toward darkness?
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.
Endings is a haunting journey through minds twisted by circumstance. A disturbing yet deeply satisfying ride.
Fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Dexter will love Endings
"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
"Brilliant. Terrifying. Compulsively readable." —Hallie Ephron, New York Times best-selling author
* "[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)
"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
"For unforgettable characters and sheer suspense, remember Linda L. Richards’ name." —Gayle Lynds, New York Times best-selling author
"Sharp, vibrant and crackling. One chapter in to Linda L. Richards’ sparkling 1930s Los Angeles mystery, Death was the Other Woman, and we’d follow her smart, resourceful, spirited heroine, Kitty Pangborn, down any dark alley, any mean street." —Megan Abbott, USA Today best-selling author
"Linda L. Richards' The Next Ex is as smart and sophisticated as its heroine, Madeline Carter. And, like Madeline, it wears its knowledge lightly, guiding the reader through a wonderfully twisty story. But if the plot is engaging, the characters are even more so. This is a Hollywood crime novel for people who love that particular subgenre—and even for those who think they don't. A bracingly intelligent whodunit." —Laura Lippman, New York Times best-selling author
"Mad Money does what many have tried and few have managed—to turn stock swindles and corporate crime into a fun, roller-coaster read. The key is Richards’ strong, witty, and likeable heroine, recovering stock broker Madeline Carter." —Alafair Burke, New York Times best-selling author
"A skillfully written and carefully crafted novel showcasing serial killer psychology that which makes for an inherently absorbing read from cover to cover, Endings is the kind of fully engaging thriller that makes for memorable movies." —Midwest Book Review