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The Beautiful Risk

An intelligent, provocative standalone thriller from internationally bestselling author Lynn Hightower

  • “Gripping, suspenseful read” —Booklist

  • “Dark and swiftly moving, both a thriller and an examination of how deep a connection can be.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Beautiful Risk is a story of the collateral damage of grief, the adrenaline of revenge; it’s the story of corruption and greed, of ecoterrorism. Above all, it is a romantic thriller, a love story, a tale of courage and of mending a broken heart.

It’s the story of a woman who will stop at nothing to uncover the truth.

Because when you don’t care if you live or die . . . you are always the most dangerous person in the room.

Book Launch Events

Answers Network with Host Allen Cardoza Uncover the truth with “The Beautiful Risk” by Lynn Hightower, a thrilling tale of grief, revenge, and eco-terrorism. Join Junie as she seeks answers…
“Conversations LIVE!” with Host Cyrus Webb Author Lynn Hightower returns to Conversations LIVE to discuss her love of storytelling and new novel The Beautiful Risk Listen to the Episode on…

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

August 2, 2023 17:00
Good Grief with Host Cheryl Jones, M.S., M.F.T. The novelist Lynn Hightower approached her grief in a familiar way- through story. Her heroine has “lost everything. And that is what…

Joy on Paper – LIVE Radio

August 3, 2023 11:35
Joy on Paper with host Patzi Gil Join Lynn Hightower on LIVE Radio at 11:35AM Eastern Time on Joy on Paper, a program for writers and those who dream of…

The Beautiful Risk

After nine months of sorrow and grief, Junie Lagarde — a brilliant forensic accountant and passionate guitarist — is gradually accepting life without her beloved husband Olivier, a French safety consultant and climate-change expert, whom she lost in a plane crash over Mont Blanc. Was it really an accident?

And what happened to her loyal hearing dog Leo, who ran off in the aftermath of the crash, disappearing into the dangerous mountain terrain?

But then Junie receives an unexpected call from France…

A Supernatural Thriller

The Enlightenment Project

“Spooky, suspenseful masterpiece.”— Lee Child
— Publishers Weekly

In Paperback Now

  • “Sensitive characterizations match the imaginative plot. Readers will compulsively turn the pages to see how it all ends” — Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Have you ever known anyone who survived being possessed? You do now. You’ve met me. That night, late in the OR, exhausted after hours on my feet, topped off with a late night emergency surgery . . .I felt the presence. I stopped for a moment, then, wisely, I ignored it. Wisely, I looked away. It was the small moments, just like this one, that changed a life. When the crossroad comes, you do not recognize it. You do not know it until afterward, looking back. But this is when it began. Again

More Books by Lynn Hightower

Lynn has authored multiple standalone novels and award-winning series including the London Times Bestseller and New York Times Notable book Flashpoint from The Sonora Blair Series and Satan’s Lambs from the Lena Padget Series for which she won the Shamus Award.

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