Almost Alive, by Wendy Dranfield
Almost Alive is a crime thriller. In Maple Valley, New Hampshire, Officer Dean Matheson is trying to work his way up to Detective. After an unidentified woman is found hanging in the woods, he’s given a chance to prove himself. But the recent suicide of his brother is clouding his judgement and he’s distracted by the town’s newcomer, Beth.
British psychiatrist, Beth Smith, has been employed to reduce the suicide rate at the women’s prison. Turning to her for help, she becomes someone Dean can confide in, someone who can help him understand the mindset of both a criminal and a victim. But when his wife is suddenly killed and he’s framed for her murder, Dean has to clear his name and solve the murders before his time runs out.