Deed to Death (Paperback)

A Novel

By D.B. Henson

Gallery Books, 9781451649604, 288pp.

Publication Date: July 5, 2011

List Price: 18.99*
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AT TWENTY-NINE, TONI MATTHEWS IS ON THE CUSP OF HAVING IT ALL—a successful career as one of the top real estate agents in Nashville, great friends, and the partner and family she’d always longed for in her fiancé, architect Scott Chadwick.

But just days before their planned nuptials, Scott plummets to his death at one of his construction sites and Toni is forced to bury her fiancé on their wedding day. Now living all alone in their new, custom-made dream house, dealing with her loss becomes even harder when the police rule his death a suicide. Yet Toni refuses to believe that it could be anything other than a tragic accident.

When she learns that Scott’s estranged brother, Brian, is contesting the will, threatening to take away her home, Toni starts to suspect that it may not have been a mere accident but something more sinister. Without the cooperation of the police, and in spite of her friends’ growing concern that she’s in denial and not dealing with her grief, Toni begins investigating on her own. As she crisscrosses Nashville on a mission to prove to herself and the world that Scott wouldn’t try to escape this life, Toni can’t shake the sinking feeling that something is off, that she’s being followed—and that her search for truth may have deadly consequences.

A riveting novel of suspense, Deed to Death marks the launch of an exciting new talent.

Praise For Deed to Death: A Novel

“Deed to Death grabs the reader from the very first page and doesn't let go. With a lightning pace, a gutsy heroine, and jaw-dropping twists, this is a mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end. An outstanding debut!” —Boyd Morrison, author of The Vault and The Ark

“D.B. Henson’s novel is a chilling exploration of how little we sometimes know about the people we love. It’s also good fun. Exquisite plotting, stunning twists, and a heroine you can’t stop rooting for make Deed to Death a fantastic debut. This is one book you don't want to miss!” Allison Leotta, author Law of Attraction

“In Deed to Death, D.B. Henson delivers a can’t-miss, compelling whodunit set in the upmarket real estate game. A real page-turner—I read this in one long bite, through the night and into the next morning.” —Patrick Quinlan

Deed to Death is like coming down that first hill of a roller-coaster. Buckle up, hold on tight and be prepared for a little whiplash.”—R.J. Jagger, author of Lawyer Trap