Framed by Derek Coleman


Shyanne Sawyer is a quiet, shy girl who graduated high school top of her class. Her ambition was to go to college and then to teach. Instead, twelve months later, she’s been found guilty of first degree murder and is awaiting sentencing.

Meanwhile Milo Franks is a billionaire who is convinced that, despite being found in a locked room with a gun in her hand and a body at her feet, Shyanne is innocent. He says he doesn’t know her but he’s paying for her defense and he’s hired Dean and Steph to prove her innocence.

The more they investigate, the more he seems to be involved and the higher the body count grows. They find themselves in a desperate chase to find the last witness before the killer does because, if they don’t get there first, they won’t be able to prove whether Shyanne really did shoot a stranger in cold blood or if there was a more sinister motive behind what happened to her.

My thoughts:

I’ve read and loved every book in this series and this one didn’t disappoint. The ongoing chemistry between private investigators, Dean and Steph, is so well written in this book and across the series. Their personalities really come across. They are likeable characters going about the business of uncovering who is behind such a heinous crime.

This particular investigation focuses on Shyanne, a teenager who has been convicted of murder. I loved how the investigation into the potential miscarriage of justice unfolded. This is a novel full of danger, action and tension. With a murderer on the loose, Steph and Dean are embroiled in a race against time to make sure their witnesses remain safe.

This fast moving mystery kept me glued to the pages. It can be read as a standalone but I’d recommend starting with the first book in the series which is called Guilty, it will help you to appreciate the development of the regular characters. It’s fab, fast and set in West Virginia, why not download a sample of book one? See if you become as hooked as me.

Another hit, Derek!

Thanks so much for reading. 💟💟💟
Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl.


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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