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Malicious Secrets

A Sam Parker Mystery

As the second book in the Sam Parker Mysteries, this fast-paced detective mystery finds Sam in some compromising situations and you won’t want to miss the ride!

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If you thought Temecula California was all about wine and'd be wrong. Strap in for the newest page turner from Maria Pease. PI Sam Parker is a little girl next door, a little Stephanie Plum... in a PG kinda way. She's a wiseass, she's stubborn and she's reckless. Lucky for her womanizing boss, Frank and the people of Southern California, she's also a very good PI.

While questioning the parents of a missing Temecula teenager, Sam senses that they're holding something back, that there's more to the story. And is there ever! The investigation takes some very interesting twists and turns as the story unfolds, revealing secrets, lies, friendships, cults, cover-ups, suicide, jealousy, alternative lifestyles, denial and murder. Did I leave anything out? Be prepared to stay up past your bedtime. Some questions can't wait until morning for answers. I guarantee you will never think of this sleepy California town, or your own, the same way ever again!


Malicious Secrets includes eye-opening adventures involving financial trickery, cheating spouses and even the vampire culture. It's exciting to learn more about Sam Parker's "keen ability to visualize things and events" via Maria Pease's second installment in her mystery series that takes place right here in the Temecula Valley. You won't want to put it down!

Jan Roberts -The Californian

Malicious Secrets, the second in the Sam Parker Mystery Series, is smart, sexy, funny, and exciting. A page-turner that will keep you guessing, anxious to see what's next, and extremely entertained throughout. Couldn't put it down!! It's a real winner, a must read.

Andrea Tomes

Malicious Secrets

Samantha Parker is back with a new job as a private investigator and new cases to solve. Frank, her boss, has finally assigned her a big case, one that will surely help her to prove herself. All she has to do is discover what could have happened to a college girl that has been missing for seven months, and find out if she’s dead or alive. With an increasing body count, it won’t be easy.

As a new PI without much more than her gut instincts to go on, Sam enlists the help of a detective in the police department to assist her in finding out what could have happened to the girl. He’s got the experience, and she knows in order to get the job done, she’s going to have to stay close to him and learn what she can. It doesn’t hurt that Detective Jake Reilly is oh so sexy either!

As the second book in Maria Pease’s Sam Parker Mystery series, this fast-paced detective mystery finds Samantha Parker in some compromising situations as she works her caseload. Financial scams, cheating spouses, missing persons, and deviant behaviors are just the tip of the iceberg, but with her sense of humor intact and her lucky undies to give her confidence, she’s ready for whatever comes her way.