Deadly Secrets - Terry Odell

Deadly Secrets

By Terry Odell

  • Release Date: 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4
From 407 Ratings


Deadly Secrets, Book 1 in the Mapleton Mystery series.

“… kept me engrossed and guessing all the way …” bestselling author L.J. Sellers

Mapleton, Colorado’s police chief, Gordon Hepler, would rather be on the streets than behind a desk, but he promised his late mentor he’d accept the position. And to Gordon, a promise is a promise, even if the person you made it to isn’t around anymore. However, doubts creep in, and he wonders if he was shoved into the job because his mentor thought he couldn’t cut it on the streets.

Everything changes when a fatal traffic accident well outside Mapleton seems connected to the elderly Rose and Sam Kretzer, two of Mapleton’s most beloved citizens. When Gordon ties the car accident to a grisly murder in Mapleton—the first anyone in town can remember—he’s afraid he’s into more than he bargained for.

The arrival of Megan, the Kretzers grown godchild, and Justin, their grandson, add to Gordon’s troubles when Megan is mugged and someone breaks in and ransacks the Kretzers’ home. Gordon’s fears that he’s in over his head are realized when his investigation seems to link the Kretzers to a Nazi war criminal. Can he work with the big-city detective brought in to assist? Will he be able to solve the crime without revealing the secrets of his citizens?


  • Deadly Secrets by Terry Odell

    By Yankeebabe0728
    This book has a little of everything, it’s a romantic, historical, thriller set in the Rocky Mountains. It’s a truly wonderful read that will keep you guessing from page1. Take it from me give this one a try you will be very happy you did!
  • Excellent read.

    By Marcus Aurelius III
    A page turner that was difficult to put down.
  • Deadly secrets

    By nickname5452316
    Loved the setting! Characters were interesting and a bit different than standard fare. Good action and a few twists. Am interested in reading more Mapleton Mysteries!
  • Deadly secrets

    By macdufff
    A riveting suspense story that kept me up late at night to find the end. A good read.
  • Deadly Secrets

    By BillieBobbJonnes
    Spellbinding! A real page turner!
  • Deadly Secrets

    By CheapReader
    Well written and very enjoyable. You like the characters, storyline and keeps up a good pace throughout the entire book. Not just a lot of repeat filler like some authors. This was a free downloaded book and most of the time free means not well written or continued. Not this time.
  • I enjoyed reading this book.

    By ryders nana
    It had great characters and a pretty good story line.
  • Deadly Secrets

    By Pins4
    Loved the book. And the characters in it.
  • Kept me guessing

    By Donbon004
    A good whodunnit!
  • Historic and current mystery

    By jdt_s
    The Nazi connection is a bit of a stretch but the character detail is ok. Readable but not something to write home about