Behind My Words


My entire life vanished the day I found my parents’ bodies.
It changed me, broke me, and I went from a bestselling author to a ghost writer hiding behind my words…

Then an assignment pairs me with a new detective on a high-profile murder case.
But things spiral out of control as bodies start piling up—a cruel reminder of a past I’m desperate to forget. As the case develops, so does my attraction to the lead detective.

The more we piece together the puzzle, it becomes clear the killings won’t stop…not until I’ve whispered my last word.

When I left my past behind to become lead detective at the Syracuse Police Department, I didn’t anticipate being handed my first serial killer case, and I sure as hell never expected to be working with an attractive woman.

Spencer and I dissect every clue and struggle to predict the killer’s next move, but he’s always one step ahead of us in this twisted game of cat and mouse. It’s only a matter of time before the killer claims his next victim.

And if he does…I lose everything.

My Review: 5 stars 

I was not expecting this book to be what it was.

Ughhhhh…… what a good read.

This book has 3 POV’s (technically 4 but Molly only has one chapter)

Spencer: A ghostwriter who is still trying to work past the murder of her parents.

Jonah: The killer

Blake: The new detective in town.

Molly has taken on a new project, ghostwriting a murder mystery. The pay is good and she can keep herself hidden.

When her uncle lets her tag along with a new detective on a murder, Blake, Spencer can’t wait to get ideas for the book.

Blake instantly has the need to want to protect Spencer. Why? He has no idea.

But then things start to get weird. There are more murders. All with the same MO (what someone does over and over). And then Spencer starts to connect some dots.

Is she ghost writing for the killer?


Why her?

Unlike most murder mystery books, we know who the killer is in this book. The issue is…..why is he killing? And how is he connected to Spencer? And when will they come face to face?

I was not prepared for that ending. Can you say PLOT TWIST!!!!!!

There is no way I would have ever guessed that *$%&*##$% was $#%^%#. (I’m not going to spoil it)

Once I got about 20% into the book, I did not want to put it down.

J.L. Drake did an awesome job on this book.


About the Author:


International best selling author J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children.

When she’s not writing she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing.

An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue.

She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.

Be sure to check out her bestselling trilogy, Broken!

All of her books link in someway, if you’d like to follow the underline story here is the
“Suggested Reading Order” or you can read the trilogies on their own.

-Broken Trilogy

-Blackstone Series (Spin-off of the Broken Trilogy)

-Devil’s Reach Trilogy

-Darkness Trilogy

Other places to find her,
Instagram @j.l.drake
Twitter @jodildrake_j
Pinterest JLDrakeAuthor

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