GillianDoyle_FndingFaye_eCover_800FINDING FAYE – Intuitive Investigator: Book Two 

August, 1990. Private Investigator Deanne Acuña takes on her most dangerous case in this true story of tracking down Faye Franklin, a young American coed who has disappeared during a vacation in Cancun with her girlfriends. With the help of a P.I. in Mexico City, she becomes a part of a team of skilled investigators who search Central and South America, discovering the atrocities of human trafficking.

In order to protect the identities of the innocent, changes have been made in names, locales and dates in the INTUITIVE INVESTIGATOR series.

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LOSING LISA – Intuitive Investigator: Book One 

Lisa Norris was the perfect kid—the same couldn’t be said GillianDoyle_LosingLisa800of her brother. Drug addicted and crazed with greed, Kevin Norris shot their mother, father and younger brother in their opulent suburban L.A. home, leaving them for dead.

Apprehended in Las Vegas, Kevin proves smarter than the system by behaving psychotic to get a mental evaluation in the jail ward of the Los Angeles county hospital. Escaping custody, he eludes authorities during a five-state manhunt with one goal in mind: Eliminate Lisa so he will inherit the entire family fortune.

Afraid for her life, Lisa turns to Deanne Acuña, a private eye renowned for her sixth sense as well as her common sense. In an extraordinary show of courage and intuitive skills, the P.I. offers a safe haven for Lisa then sets out to track down Kevin Norris—a journey that will test her abilities and Lisa’s will to survive as she is stripped not only of family and friends but of her very identity. In order to protect the identities of the innocent and deny notoriety for the guilty, changes have been made in names, locales and dates in the INTUITIVE INVESTIGATOR series.

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About Us

DEANNE ACUÑA is a private investigator licensed by the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS). She is also a Certified Legal Investigator (CLI) through the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI), and a Certified International Investigator (CII). She is a member of the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS), the International Intelligence Network (INTELLENET), the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), and the Professional Investigators of California (PICA). With over thirty-five years of experience, Deanne owns a successful agency in the Los Angeles area with a team of associates.

While Deanne has never promoted herself as a clairvoyant or telepath, her clients (by referral only) usually know about her abilities through previous clients. In the 1970s, Deanne participated as a research subject in UCLA’s parapsychology lab.

GILLIAN DOYLE is a member of Novelists, Inc., Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters In Crime and Romance Writers of America. Her published works include paranormal historical romance with St. Martin’s Press under than name Susan Phillips, time-travel romance with Berkley/Jove under the name Susan Leslie Liepitz, and Harlequin contemporary romance under the name Susan Liepitz. More on Gillian can be found at her website – www.GillianDoyle.com


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LOSING LISA: Intuitive Investigator Series, Book One has been receiving wonderful reader reviews on Amazon.com. We would like to thank everyone who posted a review. They are so helpful with promoting our book!

next-publishingHere are a few of them:

“Could not stop reading!”

Tension and suspense. Well written. Great insight into the investigati
on world and esp. Wow! I can’t wait for Book 2! – Del F. Barrett


“I finally think I understand how Telepathic detectives operate.”

I am really enjoying the book, quick, easy, suspenseful read. I love the insights into how a Psychic detective does what they do. I very unique and interesting read. Looking forward to more from Deanne Acuna and Gillian Doyle! – Suzanne Long


“Best we have ever read.”

Absolutely one of the best I have ever read…can’t wait for the movie….Loved it from the beginning to the end…   – Edward & Barbara Girard
“Didn’t want to put it down!”

Fascinating and well written account of a true story. It is hard to believe that such depravity exits. I live in Southern California and the area was easily recognizable. Great characterization. The dialogue was believable and just pulled me in. I am looking forward to book two. – Gail A Dawson


LOSING LISA: Intuitive Investigator Series, Book One

Tightly written with A graceful use of language…
A brilliant book filled with crime, mystery, murder, telepathy, clairvoyance…
A treat for lovers of murder/crime/mystery books…I absolutely love this book…
I give this book 5 stars And 5 stars for private investigator Deanne Acuña… The world should be filled with more wonderful loving caring people like you…I can’t wait until the second book comes out…  –  MJ –


“Didn’t want to put it down.”

An easy read that kept me more interested and intrigued with each chapter. As a mother to 2 young kids I don’t usually have a lot of time for reading. But I made time with this book and finished in 3 days. I didn’t want to put it down. The characters were genuine and the author really makes you care about them. I enjoyed this book and can’t wait for another. – Adrienne Fisher


“Page Turner”

Interesting to see how investigators work behind the scenes. This reads smoothly with nice flow of language. Each event is sequential with no flipping back to another time. No unnecessary repetition. The characters become real and lifelike. Definitely a good read and I’m looking forward to the next book. – Suzanne Brucker


“Loved it.”

I read a lot of crime / mystery type books and enjoyed this book a lot. It wasn’t overly predictable like many can be. I thought it was very well written (with the exception of some minor editing errors). All in all, I’d highly recommend it. – Jeannie


“Losing Lisa”

Enjoyed the book from the beginning! Deanne has a talent for describing her characters that makes you know them and have empathy for them as well as herself. Looking forward to her second book! – Janice Snedden


“A definite read!”

Insights into the intuitive nature, telepathy, clairvoyance, of the investigator was fascinating. The book was hard to put down, chilling, suspenseful, doesn’t leave you hanging. A definite read! – Imhoffll


“Great book”

This author writes with clarity and beauty. She really knows how to put words together to make them sizzle, and the characters and plot really kept me engaged. I very much enjoyed this book and look forward to reading all of her others. – JP2013


“Powerful and Interesting Novel”

WOW! This is a very powerful novel and page turner. And I found it most interesting how a private investigator works such complex cases. I highly recommend this book. – Rachel




  1. Cheryl says:

    Love is thicker than blood.

    “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs, the ones who accept you for who you are…”
    Losing Lisa was both tragic and loving. The bond between people who love each other are amazing.

  2. A truly incredible story documenting the outstanding work by a talented, dedicated Professional Investigator. Deanne stands for everything that is the ideal for all Investigators.

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