There’s only one sure way to get to the top: Kill the competition.
Belinda Hennessey moved to Atlanta to start over from a disastrous relationship. She’d dreamed of a glamorous life and successful career…instead, her love life is nonexistent, her accounting job for a furniture company is uninspiring, and the only way she can deal with the seething traffic is to join a carpool with three female coworkers. But on her first day driving carpool, Belinda rear ends a cop…and her day continues to slide when she learns the woman she replaced in the carpool died after falling down an elevator shaft at their office building.
The women in her carpool have widely different personalities: a big-haired southern woman with a noisy family and a shopping habit, a young mailroom employee married to a guy who needs a green card, and a widow who’s secretive about why she has to skip the carpool on certain days. One thing they all agree on: Their boss Margo is a tyrant.
So when Margo cozies up to Belinda, she smells a setup. And Belinda starts to wonder if maybe the dead woman knew something about the business that got her killed. At least things are heating up between her and the cop she rammed—a relationship that comes in handy when Belinda finds a body in the trunk of her car. When she’d moved to the big city, this wasn’t the kind of headline she’d been hoping to make!
"With a fast pace that moves the story along and smart snappy dialog between the characters, Ms Bond has penned another fascinating read that will leave her readers wanting more from this talented and imaginative author." --A Romance Review
"Stephanie Bond is in her usual rare form, and that form is utterly delightful. KILL THE COMPETITION is an excellent, fast-paced, sexy story. Ms. Bond's talent for creating characters is superb, and you feel like you know them personally. Her narrative is so descriptive that I smelled the exhaust fumes along the Georia 400 and I-85 to downtown Atlanta. All in all this was a fun read." --AOL Romance Fiction
"Whatever kind of book you want, you will probably find it in KILL THE COMPETITION. Laughter, suspense, passion, and female bonding all combine in this realistically complex and sometimes whacky book. Ms. Bond has created magic, and she pulls more than one rabbit out of the hat to surprise her readers." --Academic Planet
"With such an omimous title as KILL THE COMPETITION, readers probably expect plenty of suspense and tense drama. But Ms. Bond skillfully manages to infuse the serious business of murder with enough charm, romance, and humor to give the story a fun, light-hearted feeling." --Romance Reviews Today
"DO read this novel." Publishers Weekly