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Never Smile at Strangers

Teenage girls are vanishing from a small rural Southern town, their disappearances baffling local police. Meanwhile, a killer is hiding quietly in their midst. In this USA Today bestselling thriller, debut novelist Jennifer Jaynes delivers a psychologically riveting page-turner that is packed with surprises and will have readers guessing to the very last page.

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Ugly Young Thing

Sixteen-year-old Allie has already experienced a lifetime of horror. Returning to her childhood home, she ends up in foster care and is promised a brighter future. But Allie’s new life takes a devastating turn when young women in the area start turning up dead.

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Don't Say a Word

Death has always haunted single mother Allie Callahan. For the first time in her life, she has found a sense of normalcy and happiness living a quiet, peaceful existence with her son.

But when twelve-year-old twins arrive on her doorstep, their parents slain in a double homicide, Allie finds herself in danger of losing everything.

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About Me

I’m a novelist, wife and mommy to five-year-old twin boys. While earning my bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at Old Dominion University and a certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I did a little bit of everything to pay the bills.

I’ve been a gas station attendant, waitress, dancing waitress, beer girl, shot girl, bartender, closing coordinator, executive assistant, medical assistant, EMT, content manager, webmaster, news publisher, editor, copywriter, weight loss coach and publishing consultant.

Through it all, though, what I really wanted to be was a novelist. It’s been a very long, and sometimes difficult road, but in 2011, I finally began living my dream with the release of my debut thriller, Never Smile at Strangers.

To date, Never Smile at Strangers has earned a place on the USA Today Bestseller’s list, the #1 spot (across all categories) on, the #1 spot (across all categories) in the Barnes & Noble’s Nook Store, the #1 spot in several mystery subcategories—and has appeared in the Kindle Store’s Top 100 list in several countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia and Brazil.

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