KILL THE COMPETITION
Belinda Hennessey is on her way to forgetting her "almost" marriage. Leaving Cincinnati behind, she moves to Atlanta, begins working for Archer Furniture Company and joins a carpool of chatty women. And when she attracts the attention of a sexy traffic reporter, Julian Hardeman, Belinda believes her luck is changing. But there is a fly in the ointmentshe discovers the body of her difficult boss, Margo, stuffed in her trunk.
While the detectives soon zero in on Belinda and her zany carpool friends as suspects, Officer Wade Alexander believes in Belinda's innocence. As Belinda dances around her feelings for Julian and Wade, she begins to fear for her life, especially after learning that the employee she replaced (and a former member of the carpool) fell down an elevator shaft to her death mere months ago.
With plenty of suspense and sizzling romance, the pace of this novel breezes along. And there is plenty of humor too, as Belinda tries to avoid her pesky neighbor and she and her carpool friends decide to write their own book of dos and don'ts on relationships with men. (Nov., 384 pp., $6.99)