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About Almost

A white haired, seventy something year old, man severely outruns a strong, twenty-five year old, former All-American running back, cop during a foot pursuit. This is the story of Officer Paul Reese and his obsession to capture and forever lock away the mysterious, yet proficient serial criminal, known only as The Chameleon.


The Chameleon’s victims are all women of child-bearing age. And for the forty-fourth consecutive year, he just added another victim to his already extensive list. But this officer was about to discover that the Chameleon was no ordinary criminal. His crimes were no ordinary crimes. And his victims were no ordinary victims. Like an onion with many layers, Officer Reese peels back the perplexities surround five specific Operation Almost cases, but soon finds that their stories are just the beginning.

As mysteries are revealed, the outcome is an unforgettable tale in which Karena LaPlace takes you into the person lives of compelling “victims” and masterfully blurs the lines between trauma and fate, logic and understanding, and anger and forgiveness in her debut mystery novel, Almost.

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