Glenda Thompson, Broken Dreams

book coverauthor photoTexas Ranger Rhyden Trammell walks a tightrope. The single dad battles crime in Bennett County while fighting a demon far more insidious: a growing opioid addiction fueled by the pain of his past. His daughters, already scarred by trauma, deserve better than a fading hero wrestling with his own darkness.

With a vicious serial rapist stalking Bennett County leaving a growing trail of terror in his wake, small town whispers point to the unthinkable. Could the rapist be a sheriff’s deputy?

When his investigation places his middle daughter, seventeen-year-old Samantha, in the crosshairs of a rapist-turned-murderer, Rhyden knows justice hangs by a thread. Can he hunt a monster while warring with himself? As addiction tightens its grip, he faces a chilling ultimatum: confront his demons or risk losing everything.

Can he expose the true predator before another life is shattered? Or will his personal demons claim him first, leaving his daughters forever tormented by tragedy?

Broken Dreams was originally published on Kindle Vella.

A sixth-generation Texan with Scottish roots, Glenda Thompson can ‘bless your heart’ with the best of them. As a former emergency medical technician married to a South Texas lawman, she used insider information from both their careers as inspiration to build her Broken Badges universe of Texas Rangers and other first responders with hidden pasts and dark secrets.

She wanted to draw attention to subjects that often got swept under the rug and ignored. The heroes in her Broken series are all flawed. They screw up, hide secrets, and fail at solving their problems. You know, they’re human.

She writes gritty, compelling fiction with genuine emotion. When Broken Badges gets too dark, she also writes snarky, fantasy romance under the pen name Ada James.

If she’s not huddled in her writing cave with Darlin’, the future crazy cat lady can be found embarrassing her rather large family by dancing in the middle of a country road during a rainstorm or enthusiastically ringing a cowbell to cheer on her Grands at sporting events. You can keep up with her at




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