MALADAPTATION, A Gritty Suspense Novel

A drug deal gone wrong. The murder of an old friend. A stolen ride turned kidnapping. Three women follow the same path on a map plotted by murder. Who will survive?

cover of Maladaptation, a suspense thriller, by Adan Ramie

A romantic thriller readers call “dark and gritty” and “a haunting story”. “This is not two heroines on the run, finding love, defeating evil and living happily ever after.”

Lee Barsten is stuck. Raised in foster care and group homes, she’s seen more than her fair share of abuse, and dealt out almost as much in retribution. When her best friend makes an enemy of a sadistic drug dealer, she has no choice but to run before he kills again.

In the same city, Ruby Isles might as well be living in another world. Money is abundant, but the abuse is just as plentiful. Her plan to leave her husband is dashed when she crosses paths with Lee and is forced to choose her fate in a single bloody moment.

Detective Harry Thresher picks up the scent when an exotic dancer is violently murdered, and fingerprints link the wife of a prominent businessman to the crime scene. Against orders, she follows the case down a dark and twisted path littered with bodies.

Their lives collide as drugs, murder, and lust drive them to unexpected extremes.

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