The Dead Season by Tessa Wegert

Do you prefer a series or standalone book?⁣

I’m going to be honest – standalone is typically my go-to. I have the attention span of a walnut.⁣

But Tessa Wegert has changed that is a BIG way – as you can clearly see I’ve read two of her books in one week!⁣

Chilling psychological thriller meets gripping police procedural in this relentlessly compelling cat and mouse game of buried secrets and family heartbreak. Tessa Wegert is such a skilled and confident storyteller! I could not put this down.”

–Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The First to Lie


A Death in the Family was fantastic, and in THE DEAD SEASON, Shana Merchant is back… and this time the murder hits close to home.⁣

As in – miles from her home.⁣

As in – her own family.⁣


After being abducted by a serial killer and then that crazy murder island investigation … she’s now trying to solve the murder of her own uncle. And that serial killer?? Is he somehow involved? Does her past have something to do with this all?⁣

“This locked-room thriller has all of the requisite tangled motives and deductive crime-solving, along with a riveting introduction to edgy survivor Shana and Tim, her steady, easygoing foil.”

—Booklist

Shana Merchant is such a fantastic character. These books grab your attention, hook you right in, leave you breathless and wanting more. The Dead Season kept me guessing just like Death in the Family did.. and I again, didn’t figure anything out! Foiled again – in the best way! ⁣

A must read. ⁣

Thank you Suzy Approved Book Tours for having me on this tour!

You can grab this fantastic seres HERE!

  • Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0593097912
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0593097915
  • Dimensions : 5.48 x 0.98 x 8.22 inches
  • Publisher : Berkley (December 8, 2020)

About the Book:

Senior Investigator Shana Merchant has spent years running from her past. But she never imagined a murder case would drive her to the most dangerous place of all—home. 

After leaving the NYPD following her abduction by serial killer Blake Bram, Shana Merchant hoped for a fresh start in the Thousand Islands of Upstate New York. Her former tormentor has other plans. Shana and Bram share more than just a hometown, and he won’t let her forget it. When the decades-old skeleton of Shana’s estranged uncle is uncovered, Bram issues a challenge: Return home to Vermont and solve the cold case, or the blood he spills next will be on her hands.

As Shana interviews members of her family and the community, mining for secrets that could help her solve her uncle’s murder, she begins to realize how little she remembers of her childhood. And when Bram grows impatient and kidnaps again, leaving a trail of clues Shana alone can understand, she knows his new victim will only survive if she wins the psychopath’s twisted game. In order to solve one mystery, Shana must wade into her murky past to unravel another.


About The Author: 

Tessa Wegert is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Adweek, and The Economist. She grew up in Quebec near the border of Vermont and now lives with her family in Connecticut. Tessa writes mysteries set in Upstate New York while studying martial arts and dance. 

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“Intricate plotting and a razor-sharp narration keep the pages turning in this up-all-night murder mystery. Menacing and atmospheric, Death in the Family will have you on the edge of your seat rooting for Detective Shana Merchant to uncover the truth and triumph over the scars of her own dark past. A tense, riveting read!”

—Wendy Walker, USA Today bestselling author of The Night Before


Also by Tessa Wegert (Book 1 of 2 in the Shana Merchant Novel Series)

Death in the Family


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