Clean Adult Books

Clean Adult doesn't mean that tough subjects won't be covered, so these books aren't for the faint of heart. There will be no graphic sex scenes in H.L. Anderson's books, but be prepared for some hot kissing scenes! H.L. wrote her first Adult Romantic Thriller for her sisters, who just don't "get" fantasy. That isn't to say that she may not write an adult fantasy in the future, but for now, she'll stick to contemporary thrillers.

Georgia Rain: a Dr. Graves, M.E. Thriller, by H.L. Anderson

Dr. Dean Graves, M.E. is asked to help the Atlanta Health Department investigate a respiratory illness that’s infecting—and killing—mostly young, healthy individuals. The victims of the deadly disease seem to be random, with no traceable source for the exposure.

As the illness with a 100% mortality rate spreads across Georgia, including Augusta where Dr. Graves lives and works, he starts to question whether this could be an act of bioterrorism. He and Kat, his assistant and the woman he loves, work to find a source, a cure, and a possible killer whose IQ may rival that of even Dr. Graves, himself.

But Dr. Graves’ usually unwavering competence and mental capabilities are hindered by flashbacks, nightmares, and sleepless nights as he battles the PTSD brought on by his chilling interaction with Carter Ridge, the serial killer that kidnapped, tortured, and nearly killed him only a few months ago.

Too stubborn to admit he needs help or accept it when it’s offered to him, he continues to spiral until Kat figures out a way to help him—therapy in the form of a chocolate lab that reminds Dr. Graves of his childhood pet.

Time is running out as more and more people fall victim to the mystery illness. Dr. Graves must find the answers while also keeping up with his other duties as Chief Medical Examiner—including the bizarre death cases that always seem to land in his morgue.

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The Bar Killer: a Dr. Graves, M.E. Thriller, by H.L. Anderson

Dr. Dean Graves is notorious for being the Medical Examiner that gets assigned the wackiest accidental death cases in Georgia. But even as the detectives on those cases can't hold in their laughter, Dr Graves finds nothing funny about death and shows great respect for the dead at all times.

When a new serial killer chooses Augusta as his playground, Dr. Graves and his assistant, Kat, get pulled into the investigation, throwing everything they have into finding the murderer before he strikes again. But Dr. Graves' determination and Kat's concern about the dangerous situations he's putting himself in threaten to ruin their friendship.

Carter Ridge witnesses something awful when he's only eight-years-old, and his reaction is anything but normal. He hides his strange proclivities well, though-until he grows up and his need for revenge brings out the monster inside him.

Carter chooses his victims from local bars. Each successive murder only serves to fuel the flames of his sadistic need to torture and kill the men that remind him of his abusive stepdad.

Told in alternating chapters, see inside the heads of the killer and the straitlaced medical examiner desperate to catch him as they head toward a collision course that will make your heart race.

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Under the Viaduct by H.L. Anderson

Kaylee’s thesis project could get her killed. She’s determined to move forward with it anyway, especially after finding and meeting Mama C and her band of homeless young people. As Kaylee gets deeper embroiled in the lives of this makeshift family, she realizes her thesis isn’t what’s important, but the real lives and broken families of those living on the streets. And she wants to help.

When she first meets Blayne, the oldest member of Mama C’s “family,” she senses his strong dislike for her—it could be the way he derisively calls her “college girl” every chance he gets. But she also sees something else behind those ice-blue eyes—a fierce loyalty to and protectiveness of the elderly woman at the center of Kaylee’s probe.

As Kaylee discovers there’s more to Blayne than dirty clothes, an unkempt beard, and a dark past, she finds herself unable to stay away, even when things become dangerous.

Within the despair of homelessness and all that comes with it, Mama C sparks hope in countless others who thought they’d lost it. Can Kaylee help keep that spark going, or will she lose it all when she digs too deep into Mama C’s past?

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SAVED, A Romantic Thriller by H.L. Anderson

Theresa Kent is a wife, mom, and hardworking nurse living in rural Colorado. Life is good until her increasingly despondent, unemployed husband suddenly snaps—his vicious attack leaves Theresa fighting for her life as she tries to escape the insane version of the man she loves.

Ryan Tucker appears to have it all, except he’s been merely existing, not living, for the the last three years. His emotions get a much needed jump start when he rescues Theresa from the torment her life has become in just a matter of days. Ryan feels an instant and fierce desire to protect this stranger that fell into his life.

Hanging over their heads is the knowledge that Theresa’s husband is still out there, hunting for her.

Can two broken souls be repaired, or will the demons of the past and present come between the repressed love that grows between them?

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