Her Cold Blood

Tanya Stone FBI K9 Mystery Thriller series - A gripping crime thriller with a twist. (Can be read as a standalone)

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Pub Date Jun 13 2023 | Archive Date Mar 19 2024

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How do you catch a killer when everyone’s a suspect?

FBI Special Agent Tanya Stone has one chance to prove her worth and keep the job she desperately needs.

A spate of murders has paralyzed the small seaside town of Black Rock. When Tanya stumbles across a dying girl in a ditch and the shocking photo of an underground torture chamber, she vows to unmask the psychopath’s identity. 

Even if it risks her own life.

But dark and twisted secrets seethe underneath the perfect lives of this upscale neighborhood. The monster lives among them, spreading vicious lies.

Nothing in Black Rock is what it seems.

Both Tanya and her German Shepherd K9 partner, Max, are now in the deadly crosshairs of a devious criminal.

The serial killer could be anyone. He could be standing right behind you....


There is no graphic violence, heavy cursing, or explicit sex in this book. No dog is ever harmed...but the villains always are.


What readers are saying about this book:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A chilling, gripping, well written mystery!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A very exciting novel with an unexpected conclusion.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Tikiri has another hit in this new series with Tanya assigned to a town hidden in secrets and danger that she did not expect. Plenty of twists to keep you guessing. Excellent. Very Highly Recommended.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This thrilling and suspenseful adventure kept me glued to my chair furiously clicking through the pages on my e-reader late into the night. The descriptions are so vivid that I felt I was right there with Tanya and her K9 partner, Max, every step of the way as they tried to solve a string of mysterious disappearances.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “It is a thrilling, mysterious, adventurous story. I enjoyed following Tanya and Max to solve this complex case. The costal setting was absolutely beautiful but as usual there are secrets to discover in this idyllic tourist town. The author gave me a twist that made me work harder to find out the ending that was well crafted. I can't wait for the next case.”


The TANYA STONE FBI K9 MYSTERY THRILLERS from the award-winning author of twisty thrillers and mesmerizing mysteries.

  • Her Deadly End
  • Her Cold Blood
  • Her Last Lie
  • Her Secret Crime
  • Her Perfect Murder
  • Her Grisly Grave

These books can be read as standalones.

How do you catch a killer when everyone’s a suspect?

FBI Special Agent Tanya Stone has one chance to prove her worth and keep the job she desperately needs.

A spate of murders has paralyzed the...

Advance Praise

Editorial Reviews on Tikiri’s Books:

  • "High adrenaline and brisk action sequences aren't at odds with Herath’s more subtle examinations of sociocultural issues. Herath infuses primary female characters with passion and subtle sophistication, connecting them to one another with precision and grace.” ~ Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize, USA

  • "Tikiri Herath delivers villains just as wonderfully as she does heroes! For avid readers, this is so much fun.” ~ World of the Write Review, USA

  •  “If you like Crime thrillers/murder mysteries, this is your book. Grab it now and get ready to fall in love with a series that will take you on twists and turns.” ~ Author's Porch Reviews, USA

  • “Tikiri's writing is skillful and creative; her storyline never flags.” ~ Chanticleer Book Reviews, USA

  • Heart stopping… impossible to put down… A fascinating, well written novel.” ~Reader Reviews, USA

  • Plenty of action, lots of interesting characters… compelling and eye-opening.” ~Florida Keys Press, USA

  • Filled with twists and surprises in the plot that readers won’t see coming…. The characters are extraordinary, multidimensional, and real…. (W)ill have readers on the edge of their seats for hours.” ~ Readers' Favorite Reviews, USA

Editorial Reviews on Tikiri’s Books:

  • "High adrenaline and brisk action sequences aren't at odds with Herath’s more subtle examinations of sociocultural issues. Herath infuses primary female characters...

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Review of “Her Cold Blood” by Tikiri Herath

Disclaimer: Please note that I received an ARC copy of this book from Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.


“Her Cold Blood” by Tikiri Herath is a heart-pounding thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Although it’s the second book in the series, I found it easily accessible as a standalone read.

Following FBI Agent Tanya Stone and her loyal K9 partner Max, the story dives into a series of kidnappings in the small town of Black Rock. The narrative is divided into sections, with each day bringing new twists and turns that kept me eagerly turning the pages.

Herath’s vivid descriptions and captivating visuals immediately drew me into the story, creating a palpable sense of tension and mystery. However, what truly sets this book apart is its ability to keep you guessing. The author skillfully keeps the identity of the perpetrators shrouded in mystery until the very end, leaving me constantly second-guessing and on the edge of my seat.

While the plot is gripping and the characters well-developed, one aspect that stood out to me was the portrayal of internal paranoia within the main character, Tanya. Her relentless pursuit of the truth, coupled with the fear of the unknown, added layers of depth to the story and kept me invested in her journey.

Overall, “Her Cold Blood” is a thrilling ride filled with suspense, mystery, and unexpected twists. However, the portrayal of the town’s inhabitants and their apparent obliviousness to the sinister events unfolding around them felt somewhat unrealistic. Despite this minor flaw, the book delivers an exhilarating reading experience that will leave you eagerly awaiting the next installment.

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A chilling mystery with Tanya and Max. in a small tourist town. Follow these two as they
uncover secrets, and murder. A good series and I recommend reading.
Given arc by Net Galley and Rebel Diva academy for my voluntary review

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The book is dark and twisted. The killer is on loose and abduction of girls has threatened the peace of the small town of Black Rock. While in this book, everyone is a suspect and it is hard to find the killer. Killer maybe one among them. Tanya Herath finds the body of a teenage girl. She was alive and she was trying to tell her something but she couldn’t make it. Tanya and her team are trying to find the killer by following the deadly clues and secrets leading to the killer. The book has twists and turns. I loved the characters. While some characters were multifaceted. I liked the idyllic setting of a small town. The ending was jaw dropping.

Thanks to the Author, Publisher and Netgalley.

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Thank you to Netgalley and Rebel Diva Academy Press for this ARC of ‘Her Cold Blood’ by Tikiri Herath.

Ok who doesn’t love animals in books. Truthfully Max was the one I came to read about. It was a suspenseful and gripping book which kept me up for hours. I absolutely loved everything about this book and would love to read the series from the beginning!

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Tanya, Stone, an FBI agent, is working undercover It's the strangest job she has ever done as she has been given no idea of what she is there for other than to keep her eyes open and trust no-one! The town doesn't want to talk about the strange goings on but when Tanya is called to a crime site and finds a girl dying in a ditch she know that there is more to the town of Black Rock than meets the eye. Determined to find out the truth she begins her own investigation but when her friend comes to visit and is kidnapped, she finds herself racing against time.
This was a pacy read full of twists and turns. The ending of the book sets the reader up for further forays into Black Rock - I for one am looking forward to revisiting the town!

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Her Cold Blood by Tikiri Herath has everything that you'd want in a book, and more. Well written with easy flow that keeps you on pins, and needles throughout. Tanya, and her dog Max are on an undercover mission in a small town full of conspiracy theories, cloak, and dagger, missing girls, and murder. Who can she trust with an entire town of suspects? What exactly is her mission? Her only instruction is to keep her eyes open, and not to blow her cover. Thankfully, she has a little help from her friend Asha.

Awesome read.

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From the very first page, Her Cold Blood by Tikiri Herath ensnares readers in a spellbinding tale of suspense and mystery. Against the backdrop of frosty landscapes and enigmatic characters, Herath skillfully constructs a narrative that keeps audiences gripped with anticipation. As the protagonist navigates a labyrinth of secrets and deception, the story unfolds with gripping intensity and emotional depth, making it essential reading for aficionados of the psychological thriller genre. With evocative prose and cunning plot twists,

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Tanya and her K9 partner, Max, need to make an impact on the higher-ups to save her job. Their newest assignment is to go undercover in the small town of Black Rock and unearth a killer.

When she finds a young woman on the edge of death, Tanya cannot believe the lack of impetus from the local law enforcement! The Mayor is a complete sleaze and sees the cops as his own personal protection detail.

Things come to a head when her friend Asha arrives in town and is quickly taken. Now Tanya is making things personal and she wont stop, listen to bogus instructions or stand down until her friend and the other missing persons or their remains are found.

A completely worthy murder mystery to fill a few hours with. Plenty of twists and turns and the internal maelstrom of Tanya's thoughts and self-recriminations are superb.

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