The Deadline (Hardcover)

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National bestselling author Kiki Swinson always ups the ante with shocking twists, relentless characters, and a hard-edged portrait of Southern living—and dying. Now all bets are off as a newbie journalist desperate for the spotlight plunges into a killer story…
 
Anything for the fame
As an off-air TV news journalist, Khloé Mercer covers the tough Norfolk, Virginia, neighborhood she grew up in. But between a hostile boss and stiff competition, she has to break a major exclusive to save her job—and lock down the coveted anchor desk slot she feels she deserves . . .
 
Anything for the lies
When a murder takes place on her home turf, Khloé has easy access to the dirty truth behind it. But she’ll have to decide whether to exploit every angle and leverage any favor to make her career explode big-time—or keep quiet and keep herself, and her family, safe. Until the choice is out of her hands . . .
 
Anything to stay alive
Once the ruthless power brokers behind the hit put Khloé in their sights, they start brutally cleaning up loose ends. Now with an inescapable target on her back and odds racking up against her, she’ll find nowhere is safe, and ambition may be her most dangerous enemy . . .

About the Author


Kiki Swinson is the nationally bestselling author of over forty novels and short stories. Swinson’s works feature resilient women making tough—and sometimes not quite legal—decisions to survive. Her novels, inspired by her experiences and a five-year stint in federal prison, have sold over 2.4 million copies. She completed her first novel while incarcerated and her second novel, Wifey, went on to become a #1 Essence bestseller and the first installment in one of today’s most popular urban series. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia—and a former hustler’s wife—Swinson resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Visit her online at KikiMedia.net.

Praise For…


Praise for Kiki Swinson
 
“A well-crafted plot. Pitch-perfect dialogue, juicy sexual trysts, cold-blooded betrayal, and ruthless violence mark this suspenseful fast-moving tale that is topped off by a shocking epilogue.”
Library Journal (Starred Review) on The Score
 
“The suspense never stops as Lauren fights for her son in this edgy, violent thriller. Readers will be riveted and ready for more.”
Booklist on The Mark


Product Details
ISBN: 9781496729729
ISBN-10: 1496729722
Publisher: Dafina
Publication Date: August 25th, 2020
Pages: 240