As Sick As Our Secrets – An Allison Parker Mystery

As Sick As Our Secrets
316 Pages
ISBN 1500683639

We all have dirty little secrets buried somewhere in our pasts…but for some of us, those secrets aren’t so little, and they must be protected—no matter what it costs.

As Sick As Our Secrets is a gripping legal mystery that shows just how far some folks are willing to go to keep their secrets from being discovered by outside eyes. The story follows a successful young attorney named Allison Parker as she tries to get to the bottom of the mysterious circumstances surrounding a case from which she was unexpectedly removed.

Allison hires private investigator Frank Martin to help her sort through the mess, and together, they discover a complex web of murder, blackmail, and sex entangling the firm’s managing partner and a defendant in the case. Just as the secrets surrounding the case begin to unravel, so do secrets from Allison’s own past—and everything she learns, about strangers and family alike, threatens to destroy her life, if not end it entirely.

As Sick As Our Secrets is the first installment in the forthcoming Allison Parker mystery series by maverick author Adair Sanders, whose previous work includes Biologically Bankrupt: Sins of the Fathers, a 2012 Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards finalist.


About ADAIR SANDERS (Asheville, North Carolina Author)


Adair Sanders was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in an era where girls of a certain social class were expected to marry well and never work. Exhibiting her penchant for being contrary, Adair left the confines of an all-girl education to pursue a psychology degree and a law degree from the University of Tennessee. For the next thirty years - give or take a few - Adair enjoyed disproving the agenda her parents had designed for her, becoming the first female member of a men's dining club in Knoxville, Tennessee and then the first female partner in an old-line law firm in Jackson, Mississippi all the while, more or less successfully, balancing a home life of husband and children. Yes, honey, you can have it all.

After the death of her father in 2007, Adair felt called to write the story of her family's generational dysfunction. Although still practicing law, Adair spent her evenings writing, and thus was birthed her first book, a memoir, aptly entitled Biologically Bankrupt. Three years later, having exited her firm in early retirement (an act which greatly peeved many of her male partners), Adair decided to take a dialogue writing class at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Low and behold, two days into the week-long class, Allison Parker, trial lawyer extraordinaire, made her appearance known to Adair, and the rest is history.

As Sick As Our Secrets, An Allison Parker Mystery, was released at the end of 2010, inviting the reader to follow the spunky Alabama lawyer as she uncovers a delicious trail of sex, blackmail and murder. Book two in the mystery series, What Comes Around, was released in December 2015. Fans will find it hard to put down this thriller as Allison and an F.B.I. task force race the clock to stop a serial killer. The third book in the series, Ashes to Ashes, was released in December 2016. A killer has made one attempt on Frank Martin - will he or she make another, or find a second target. Book four in the series, as yet untitled, is due for your reading pleasure in 2018.