By Jan Burke

From big apple Times bestselling suspense writer Jan Burke comes the fourth of six e-short tale collections.

Convicted is a mini-anthology containing a brand-new brief tale, “The Anchorwoman” that includes a tender Irene Kelly, plus 3 tales from the hugely acclaimed Eighteen print anthology: “Revised Endings, “Devotion,” and “The Muse.” Jeffery Deaver, no 1 New York Times bestselling writer of The Kill Room, praised Eighteen as “Astonishing…wry…these tales are guaranteed to delight.” And New York instances bestselling writer Jonathan Kellerman says, “A pleasant number of page-turners. At turns chilling, humorous, poignant—and constantly insightful. With those tales, Jan Burke’s on the best of her game.”

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