Cynthia Hamilton started writing 2000 as a means of coping with a debilitating illness. Writing gave her a lifeline and a way to channel her overly-active imagination. Late-stage Lyme disease turned out to be a blessing in disguise, giving her a career she never imagined for herself, one that constantly inspires her.
Cynthia is currently working on the 9th book in the Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series, and is still finding tremendous inspiration from her protagonist. She lives in Santa Barbara, California with her husband and their extended family. She loves reading, writing, discussing books with other book lovers, and walking for hours, especially on the beach. She considers herself immensely fortunate.
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Madeline Ridley’s perfect life comes to an abrupt halt one horrible night she can’t even remember, thanks to the “cocktail” that rendered her unconscious. She comes to grips with the implications of what happened to her as bits and pieces of a vile plot against her fall into place.
Humiliation turns into anger, which gives her the strength to fight back, to get justice for the crimes committed against her, and to reclaim her life and reputation.
In the process, she transforms from the pampered wife of a successful businessman to a woman with many strengths. She uses her determination to forge a new persona with the hard-won skills she picks up during her brutal journey.
By the end of SPOUSE TRAP, Madeline embarks on her two new careers as an event planner and a private investigator.
Strong, smart and determined, Madeline Dawkins is a force to be reckoned with!