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Paperback, 6″x9″
265 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63381-130-0


by Jane Sloven

Therapist Sarah Green is skilled at helping her counseling clients untangle their emotional dilemmas but doesn’t do so well with her own problems, and she’s got big ones—ghostly visits from a murdered friend and frightening flashbacks. Then a psychopath starts stalking Maine’s counseling community, and Sarah struggles to separate past trauma from present danger.

While juggling an ex-husband hot to reconcile and the attentions of a sexy detective, Sarah joins forces with a take-no-prisoners defense attorney, a top-notch private eye, and her office mate Louise to catch the killer. When the next life in peril is her own, Sarah realizes she’s stronger than she thinks and welcomes unexpected assistance from this world and the next.

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“Sloven’s writing grabs you by the throat and never lets go.”
—Michael Castleman, Killer Weed, A Killing in Real Estate

“…Termination of Benefits is a fast-moving…tale that will be enjoyed by those who like a dash of humor with their dead bodies”
—Brenda Buchanan,  Joe Gale Mystery Series

“Termination Of Benefits is a brilliant debut…It was impossible to put down…”
—Steve Steinbock Writer and reviewer, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine


Jane Sloven is a psychotherapist and retired attorney living in Portland, Maine, with her husband, Joe. She graduated from American University with a BA in Literature, New England School of Law with a JD, and the University of Connecticut with an MSW. Jane has co-authored Compassionate Journey: Honoring Our Mothers’ Stories, and is working on a sequel to Termination of Benefits.
For more about the author, visit