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The PAY Series Collection

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The Pay Series brings psychological thriller and paranormal mystery together in an emotionally intelligent, suspenseful fight for survival.

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"The author has a great writing style and the plot flows flawlessly. I would honestly put this book in the same category as James Patterson and Michael Connelly. It is just that good!"

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Maeve Tidewell - Pay Series

How Far Would You Go To Protect The Ones You Love?

Maeve Tidewell has a gift, of sorts. She sees glimpses of the future in her dreams. It never occurred to her that this ‘gift’ might be the thing that would end her life.

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When a killer comes calling, will she really be able to end a man’s life to keep them safe?

As a single mother, she would literally do anything for her two young daughters, even if it meant standing in front of a train to protect them.

Maeve has always been the woman to come through in a crisis. She’s pragmatic yet compassionate, unassuming yet resilient, and – most importantly – blessed with a secret gift. It never occurred to her that the so-called ‘Gift’ would be the thing to end her life.

When she and her children find themselves in danger at the hands of a merciless criminal, Maeve will use every tool at her disposal to get them home safely. Because at the end of the day, Maeve will come through. She always does… Right?

Ben Drake is traveling with his son through the Rocky Mountains of Western Colorado when disturbing images begin to invade his dreams. He knows he will regret not acting on his intuition, but can he really put his own life in danger for a hunch? And even if he’s right, what would he sacrifice for a woman he’s never even met?

~ Navy Mom

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The first book in this trilogy will keep you on the edge of your seat and itching to read the next one! The characters come alive in this well-crafted suspense. I can't wait for more from K.L. Barnes!

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Awesome Book couldn't stop reading  ~Terry Hardin

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– "I’ve been home sick in bed and it’s a good thing. Once I picked up this book I couldn’t put it down! I already loved Barnes’s characters after the first book but, now I am a HUGE Maeve Tidewell fan as of today. Her books are exciting and suspenseful, and at the same time you just connect so closely with her characters. Can’t wait for the weekend so I can start Pay Penance."

Excellent read, the suspense is chilling  ~ Roberta J.

This second book catches you from the get go. The characters are so real and the description is excellent. This one is a keeper and will be read many times.

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"Once again, Barnes brings paranormal suspense, mystery thriller, and psychological drama together in an emotionally intelligent and terrifying novel with tenacious and determined characters you won't soon forget."

When a friend is in trouble, Maeve Tidewell reaches out to help. But her involvement might just bring greater danger to the community and people she loves.

White Room


From K.L. Barnes!

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 I love it

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"I’m addicted to K.L. Barnes! I didn’t get a chance to start Pay Penance until Sunday and finally forced myself to put it down and go to bed. Problem was, I picked it up again in the morning and ended up calling in late to work!!! The suspense, the commitment these characters have to one another, and the almost psychic connections they share make for one of the best suspense series I’ve read."

 What a terrific plot

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"I love this series, Maeve and her girls are real troopers. The suspense keeps you turning the pages. The bit of supernatural keeps you on the edge of your chair."

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He has waited long enough to take his revenge.

Maeve Tidewell faces the most terrifying days of her life in Pay Penance

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"I came across a book whose heroine is a kick butt cougar momma who will claw the life out of anyone who dares to mess with her cubs."
"I did pay attention and am glad I did. This was a suspense filled slightly mysterious adventure. All the characters came together beautifully..."
"If you are looking for a great suspense/thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, this is the book for you then!"
"The edge-of-your-seat mystery and suspense made this a real page-turner with a bit of a cliffhanger to boot. Can't wait to read more by K.L. Barnes. Great job
"The first book in this trilogy will keep you on the edge of your seat and itching to read the next one! The characters come alive in this well-crafted suspense."
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Barnes does an excellent job of introducing you to the characters and making it feel like you know them. This book is also a very intriguing read. It's great the way the story unfolds and you start to understand the motives and mysteries and all the little nuances of the characters. I look forward to reading more of K.L. Barnes books."
"I'm an avid reader, mostly of suspense, and I'm always looking for something new and different. I was out of reading material so I picked this up - then blew off a lunch date with my mother! I was so enthralled with Pay Attention that I just couldn't stop reading. Maeve Tidewell is my kind of heroine for sure. This isn't my first suspense novel by a long shot, so when I say it's worth reading, I mean it!"

KL Barnes is dreaming up suspense! Get a copy of one of her books now at booksbyklbarnes.c

K. L .Barnes

writes about relationships, love and commitment. She writes about characters you will relate to  - who, just like you - fall in love, fight with their children, lend a shoulder to their friends and face their enemies with fearless conviction.

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