3 massacres, 2 detectives, 1 writer, 0 answers
Freelancer Kendall Jennings writes fluff pieces for women’s magazines. When a horrific massacre occurs at Café Amaretto, she scores an exclusive interview with a survivor. Suddenly, she’s the go-to reporter for the crime.
Investigating veteran detective Lance O’Grady and his partner Trip are tasked with finalizing the open and shut case. Seven people are dead at the hands of an unprovoked killer wielding an axe. It seems simple.
Then another mass killing occurs. This time, arson, and ten eldercare facility residents die in the blaze. Both killers die at the scene. The crimes have no motive, and Lance O’Grady is left wondering how evil can strike twice.
Then it happens again. Even more shocking: a mother with a gun goes on a rampage at a family birthday party.
The killers share one odd detail: none have a murderer’s profile. No history of violence, no connection to terrorists, no vendettas. Ordinary citizens suddenly became killers.
Drawn deeper inside the crime investigation, Kendall finds herself not only clashing with O’Grady but also struggling with old demons. O’Grady resents Kendall’s involvement as her presence provokes memories of a personal tragedy.
O’Grady and Kendall are caught up in a plan greater reaching than the crimes. They just don’t know it. Someone is sending a message. And unless they can decipher the meaning, very soon, many more will die.
Deadly Messengers is a page-turning thriller taking readers into the minds of mass killers in all their disconcerting madness. It poses the question: Is there a killer lurking inside everyone? The answer could prove more frightening than the crimes.
Recipe for Compulsive Reading:
Mix together the following:
One cup horror (those opening scenes are pretty horrific).
One cup crime fiction.
One cup science fiction/science fact.
Add a dollop of incredibly well written, fast paced, action packed narrative.
Stir and imbibe.
Guaranteed to produce a satisfying outcome!
***Note from the author:
Are you looking for a page turning thriller read? I’m looking for early readers/reviewers!
If you would like a FREE copy of DEADLY MESSENGERS, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to send an e-copy in any format to suit your reader or app.
This offer is open until the 30th September.
Very clever review, Carol! I’m impressed 🙂 – Glad you enjoyed this one.
I am in a recipe state of mind these days Margot – so much cooking happening at the moment:) A very engaging book with a interesting premise. And a generous offer of a free book – what more could you ask for?
Oh yes it is quite confronting in places isn’t it…. in that – ‘these lovely people are going to die’ way.
But the scariest thing is – it is so plausible
Sounds good Carol, have emailed the author for a review copy, I trust your reviews!!
The pressure Janine, the pressure 🙂
PS I hope you enjoy .
FYI Janine – Crucifixion Creek is worth adding to your list – review…next week…maybe…
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