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set in Silicon Valley, California

Windy Hill Preserve, Portola Valley

Bonnie Traymore,



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Also by Bonnie Traymore:

Hudson Valley Series

Books 1 and 2


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About the Author

Bonnie Traymore is the author of three recent mystery/thriller novels. She writes suspenseful page-turner novels that are on the lighter side of the thriller genre, with occasional splashes of romance and humor.  A world traveler, she loves to include vivid settings in her novels. She is also an accomplished non-fiction writer, historian, and educator with a doctorate in United States History. She has taught at top independent schools in Honolulu, Silicon Valley, and New York City for over 20 years, and she has taught history courses at Columbia University and the University of Hawaii. Originally from the New York City area, she resides in Honolulu with her husband but frequents the Hudson Valley and New York City areas. Please click below to find out more about writing coaching and other services she offers.

What readers are saying about Killer Motives:

 "A page turner," "really a hard book to put down, "kept me on the edge until the last page."

What reviewers are saying about Little Loose Ends:

"Traymore’s suspenseful mystery novel, the second in a series, pits one stalker against another. . . The novel reads like a primer on tangled webs, and Traymore is clearly having fun with it. A well-plotted mystery to curl up with." – Kirkus Reviews, Recommended Review

What readers are saying about The Stepfamily:

★★★★★ Reviewed by Alma Boucher for Readers' Favorite

"The Stepfamily by Bonnie Traymore is a psychological page-turner set in Silicon Valley. 
If you want a psychological thriller with drama, secrets, suspense, and more, then The Stepfamily is a must-read. The plot is complex, intriguing, and thrilling, and I could not put the book down until I found out who wanted to harm Laura."

★★★★★ "Heart pounding thriller that left me on the edge of my seat. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one. Definitely one of the best books this year." - NetGalley Reviewer


★★★★★  "Awesome thriller! - Amazon Customer 



Killer Motives:

A Hudson Valley Mystery

Victoria’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems. But with two homicide detectives on her doorstep, it's about to get a lot worse.

Still reeling from the shocking discovery that her husband is having an affair, Victoria struggles to process the mind-blowing news that Nick’s lover is dead—murdered in cold blood on the very same evening she uncovered the truth.

And now two detectives are on her doorstep, waiting to question both of them. Is she a suspect?

With little hard evidence and no shortage of suspects with ‘killer motives,’ Detectives Jack Stark and Lexi Sanchez are under intense pressure to solve the high-profile murder case that rocks the picturesque village of Tarrytown just as the town is gearing up for the area’s annual Halloween festivities and an influx of tourists.

As Victoria sets out to clear herself and find out the truth, she’s faced with two terrifying possibilities—either her husband is a murderer or someone is out to get them. 
Conflicted and emotionally raw, she sets out to find the truth about what happened that night.

But does she really want to know?

Kirkus Reviews, Recommended Review:


A homicide investigation throws a married couple’s relationship into question in Traymore’s debut mystery. 

In Sleepy Hollow, New York, Victoria and Nick Mancusio are a wealthy couple who’ve been married for 10 years, recently not so happily. The quiet, affluent neighborhood is rocked when newcomer Angie Hansen is found dead in her new home. It’s quickly revealed that Nick was the realtor who sold her the house and that the two were engaged in an affair. Det. Jack Stark and his partner, Det. Lexi Sanchez, begin to gather potential suspects; was the murderer a jilted wife, a possessive lover, a stalker, or someone seeking revenge? Gossip, distrust, and paranoia spread through the town, and Victoria and Nick choose to take matters into their own hands to clear their names, culminating in an emotional finale. 


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