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Detective Madison Knight concluded the case of a strangled woman an isolated incident. But when another woman’s body is found in a park killed with the same line of neckties, she realizes they’re dealing with something more serious.

Despite mounting pressure from the Sergeant and Chief to close the case even if it means putting an innocent man behind bars, and a partner who is more interested in saving his marriage than stopping a potential serial killer, Madison may have to go it alone if there's not going to be another victim.

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“Usually it’s hard for me to read cop books without picking them apart but once I started this one I couldn’t put it down. TIES THAT BIND was more realistic than anything I’ve ever read and for the entire book I felt like it was me. The way Carolyn wrote Madison describes me and the way I work and even my personal life to a t. I have never felt more connected to a character. Thank you for creating something so real.”
Deputy Rebecca Hendrix, LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department
Poteau, Oklahoma

“I related to this story immediately. It is truly believable in its writing as it is vivid. I felt a kinship with the main character and that continued throughout the story. Well written and I am looking forward to more in the series. Highly recommended.”
Richard Goodship, Police Officer and Forensic Investigator (Ret.)
Ontario, Canada

“Coming from an author that is not in Law Enforcement, I was extremely impressed by the amount of research she must have done. From the needed sugar rush to put her emotions in order to view a murder scene to the tenuous and stressful relationships with the Brass Bosses, this book was dead on.”
Stacy Eaton, Police Investigator and Certified Crime Scene Investigator
Pennsylvania, United States

"I thrive on rich characters and TIES THAT BIND did a superb job of capturing the law enforcement partner relationship."
Kevin Johnson, Sergeant (Ret.)
Minneapolis, MN

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Ties That Bind (A Madison Knight Novel)
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Ties that Bind
May 4th, 2015
Great story. Great detective work on Madison's part. Looking forward to reading the next booki n the series
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Ties That Bind
April 17th, 2015
This Book was as entertaining and as enjoyable to read as any Patterson, Sandford or Baldacci book I've read, and I've read most of them. Congratulations Carolyn.
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Who dun it till the end
March 27th, 2015
Kept my interest and was surprised by who did at the end. It was written well, and had me guessing.
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Ties that bind
March 23rd, 2015
Really got caught up in this story, i couldn't put book down. Good ending unlike my own as i got it wrong from the start.
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Suspense thriller
March 22nd, 2015
Nice suspense thriller enjoyed it to the core.... Engaging and interesting.... Police work at its best
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Love it
February 4th, 2015
Love it. Very different from Brandon Fosher series. Very great. I thought I am gonna hate the ending, but I love the ending.
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Ties that bind
January 27th, 2015
Gets you in and doesn't let you go....Could not put it down, Captivating and well written.... Thanks
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Ties that bind.
December 24th, 2014
I loved it. Can't wait to read another book from this author. The ending was quite a surprise. Will be reading more of these books
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Ties that bind
November 11th, 2014
I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading the next one.
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Ties That Bind
September 28th, 2014
1st/last/only Madison K. Not just boring, but luke-warmed, L&O-ish characters/stories. Not 1 compelling character. Maddy should quit beating on her partner & friend. Grouchy Sgt. Publicity-conscious Chief. Medical examiner NOT Maura Iles/Scarpetta/Bones. Even the killer was as dull as cold oatmeal. Dialogue dull, dull, dull. Glad to get this behind me & hopefully out of my memory. Reichs/Cornwell/Perry/Grafton/Grimes, et al, have nothing to fear.
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Great read!
September 17th, 2014
This is really a good mystery that keeps you interested and wanting to find out what really happened!? I like Ties that bind ,a lot!
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Ties That Bind (A Madison Knight Nov
August 13th, 2014
Really good read. Enjoyed reading this book a good twist in it.
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July 19th, 2014
I'm glad this book was free. I would have felt cheated otherwise. This book is full of misspelled and miss used words. Many sections are confusing due to what seems to be missing words and/or phrases. There is no clear cut order of events. Many described actions on the part of the main character make her unlikable and seem, at best, sophomoric.
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Unhappy Reader
July 18th, 2014
I'm glad this book was free. I've never experienced such poor writing. Content of passages is jumbled. Words are misused and often misspelled. More than a few times words or whole passages seemed to be missing. I read the book in it's entirety. It did not get better.
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Ties That Bind
June 15th, 2014
Good story line. Like Madison and her thinking
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Ties That Bind
May 22nd, 2014
Enjoyed this detective novel. Lots of twists and turns in the story line. Look forward to reading more by Carolyn Arnold.
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Brilliant
April 23rd, 2014
An excellent mystery kept me hooked from first to last page
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