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Domestic Thriller
Date Published: July 27, 2019
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What if the only friend you have isn’t real? 
When the voices in his head begin to make sense, high school senior Branson Kovac turns to the one friend he’s still got… only to discover he’s not really there.

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I was identifying the other parts of Kermit’s anatomy when tick boy tapped me again on the shoulder.
“What?” I glared at him and he backed away. That sudden jolt of anger triggered the shadow people. I shook my head, but it was still there. I saw a shadow of a person pick up the scalpel and attack tick boy with exact precision, cutting him across the throat. The only color I could see was red.
About the Author:
M. Billiter is the alter ego of contemporary, award-winning romance author, Mary Billliter.
After writing more than a dozen love stories, she is exploring the other side. Best known for her emotional honesty, Mary doesn’t write about well-adjusted people, but rather the wounds in life.
M. Billiter writes with clarity and raw emotion to explore difficult subjects and issues close to her heart.
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Scouse Gothic (Book 1) ‘The Pool of Life..and Death’ by Ian McKinney

Melville wakes with a pounding headache – there had been too many hangovers recently, but this felt different. What had he been drinking last night? Then he remembered – it was blood.

Enter the bizarre world of Scouse Gothic where a reluctant vampire mourns a lost love and his past lives, where a retired ‘hitman’ plans one more killing and dreams of food, and a mother sets out to avenge her son’s murder, and , meanwhile, a grieving husband is visited by an angry angel.

Set in present day Liverpool, vampires and mortals co-exist, unaware of each other’s secrets and that their past and present are inextricably linked.

But as their lives converge, who will be expected to atone for past sins?

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About the Author

Ian was born and bred in Liverpool but left for university in the 1980’s when the city appeared to be in a terminal decline. After qualifying he worked in London and Essex before finally settling in Shropshire with his wife and daughter.

However a set of circumstances meant that he returned to live in the city once more. What he found was a modern vibrant city. The derelict buildings from his youth had been restored and repurposed. A dock was now a tourist attraction, a church was now a night club, a gaol now a hotel.

It was then that he had the idea for Melville a vampire who had known the city in its prime and had now returned to it. Initially the story of Melville was written as a short story, but the more Ian explored the city the more he realised there were many more tales to tell than just Melville’s. That was when the idea for Scouse Gothic was born.

The first book ‘A Pool of Life ..and Death’ , was very well received and has now been followed by a further two books. Ian continues to spend his time between Liverpool and Shropshire and is currently working on two further projects.

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A Monster of All Time

A Monster Of All Time

by J.T. Hunter

on Tour July 1-31, 2019

 

A Monster Of All Time by J.T. Hunter

The True Story of Danny Rolling, The Gainesville Ripper

Ambitious, attractive, and full of potential, five young college students prepared for the new semester. They dreamed of beginning careers and starting families. They had a lifetime of experiences in front of them. But death came without warning in the dark of the night.

Brutally ending five promising lives, leaving behind three gruesome crime scenes, the Gainesville Ripper terrorized the University of Florida, casting an ominous shadow across a frightened college town.

What evil lurked inside him?

What demons drove him to kill?

What made him A Monster of All Time?

Book Details:

Genre: True Crime Published by: RJ Parker Publishing Publication Date: September 4th 2018 Number of Pages: 304 ISBN: 1987902521 (ISBN13: 9781987902525) Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

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Prologue January 1987 Parchman, Mississippi

The prisoner raged in his lonely cell. “When they let me out of here,” the prisoner swore to himself, “I’ll make them all pay.” Years of condemnation and contempt had taken its toll, breaking him down, eroding his spirit, destroying all sense of hope. Now only the anger remained. ~~~~~ Cast into the bowels of Parchman Prison, the notorious Mississippi State Penitentiary, the prisoner had suffered daily torments during his confinement, each day falling deeper and deeper into despair. Raw sewage regularly seeped into his cell through the floor and flowed from a broken drain down the hall, flooding the cramped 8 x 10 feet concrete space with a revolting grey-brown liquid and an unrelenting stench. Kept in this torturous isolation, his besieged brain had betrayed him, replaying the grievous moments of his life, all of the humiliations and feelings of helplessness, every piercing word, and every raw, painful memory. It was a constant reminder that the world had always been a hurtful place of violence, animosity, and aversion, never one of empathy or understanding. Desperate to escape the unrelenting torment, he retreated ever deeper into the labyrinth of his own mind, creeping ever closer to madness. It was in that maze of insanity that he found himself. Or rather, something found him. In the bleak, all-encompassing darkness, something whispered his name. Faceless and formless, the voice seemed to emanate both from the impenetrable blackness surrounding him and from the shadowy depths of his own consciousness. The voice soothed and seduced him, its language both alien and familiar. It promised the strength to survive whatever nightmares awaited the remainder of his confinement. It offered the tools of revenge for his present condition, for all of the wrongs committed against him in the past, and for the scorn and mistreatment yet to come. Most of all, it promised the power to make others feel the suffering he had so long endured. Then a name imprinted itself into his brain, uttered from an unseen shape in the darkness, or muttered from the murky depths of memory. “Gemini,” an eerie voice proclaimed. “I am Gemini.” At that moment, an infernal compact was crafted, a devil’s contract offering redemption for the damned, a demonic covenant accepted regardless of the terms. Caring nothing for the consequences, the prisoner embraced the assurance of vengeance, pledging revenge for the countless injuries inflicted upon him. Just as a cold, uncaring world had robbed him of his humanity and stolen years of his life, he would take the lives of others in an equal and equitable proportion. A new sense of purpose washed over him, bringing with it a rebirth, a recognition of what he needed to do. And now he waited, marking the days with hidden malice, the bitter darkness of his cell matched only by the malevolence of his twisted, tainted soul. *** Excerpt from A Monster Of All Time by J.T. Hunter. Copyright 2018 by J.T. Hunter. Reproduced with permission from J.T. Hunter. All rights reserved.

 

Author Bio:

J.T. Hunter J.T. Hunter is an attorney with over fourteen years of experience practicing law, including criminal law and appeals, and he has significant training in criminal investigation techniques. He is also a college professor in Florida where his teaching interests focus on the intersection of criminal psychology, law, and literature. JT’s bestselling true crime books include:

  • Devil in The Darkness: True Story of Serial Killer ISRAEL KEYES
  • The Country Boy Killer: The True Story of Serial Killer Cody Legebokoff
  • In Colder Blood: True Story of the Walker Family Murder as depicted in Truman Capote’s, In Cold Blood
  • Deadly Deception: True Story of Tampa Serial Killer, Bobby Joe Long
  • Death Row Romeo: The True Story of Serial Killer Oscar Ray Bolin
  • The Vampire Next Door: True Story of the Vampire Rapist and Serial Killer

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My Review

4 Stars

I tend to gravitate to true crimes stories and am sad to admit that I had not heard of Danny Rolling or the Gainsville Ripper so I was excited to read this book. In August of 1990 Rolling forced his way into an apartment where he killed two teenage girls. He then proceeded to kill three more individuals. He was arrested a couple weeks later on burglary charges and linked to the five killings.

This is a good story of Rolling and the horrible crimes he committed, some of the detectives had nightmares about them. It is sad that five people lost their lives in such a brutal way but they could also close a cold case murder of a family too.

Although a horrible story, this is well written and engrossing.  You don’t focus just on Rolling but learn more about the whole story. This helps bring the story to life by seeing all areas. Of course Rolling had events that helped to create the monster he became like many other killers. But we all see about the women that correspond with the killers in prison. To me that is almost as messed up as the killers themselves.

This is a good story about Danny Rolling, the Gainsville Ripper. Now I’m curious about some of the other killers that JT Hunter has written about.

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Companera

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Companera (Dakota del Toro – 0) by Julia DeBarrioz

Marginalized young women have a tendency to disappear in New Mexico. PCT Bounty hunter Dakota del Toro knows the local vampire coven and their pet werewolves are to blame, but the badge she carries means she requires pesky things like admissible evidence and warrants to act—however when a bereaved mother comes to Dakota for help in recovering her daughter from the Lobos Diablos gang this bounty hunter will risk her career, her freedom, and her very life to bring Pilar Guzmán home.

Diego de Gama seems too good to be true—a handsome, wealthy, gallery owner who can dance and behave like a gentleman? What century is he from, anyway? On a night out on the town with the girls Dakota thinks she’s found a keeper, but Diego has a secret that could turn the archaic power structure of Santa Fe’s vampires on its head. However, he knows he can’t do it alone—and who would make a better compañera than the Cazadora herself? If only he could stop kissing her long enough to ask her…

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About the Author

Julia DeBarrioz lives in the countryside near Saint Louis with her beloved husband and an ever growing zoo of winged and furred wards, including two conures, a large flock of fancy chickens, and an English bulldog.

She has a BFA with emphasis in painting and printmaking. When she’s not writing she loves to draw, paint, and daydream. When applying for university most of her portfolio consisted of portraits of her book characters. The universe of Dakota del Toro has been long in the making, and she is very excited to finally share this part of her imagination with the public.

Julia has traveled the world extensively, and her wander lust has taken her to Europe, Asia, Latin America, and all over the United States. For all her travels, Santa Fe, New Mexico retains the crown as her favorite dot on the map.

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My Review

5 Stars

Dakota del Toro is a bounty hunter for the PCT, Preternatural Control Team that specializes in shifters. Several girls have gone missing lately and Dakota just knows it’s the local werewolves that are responsible but she knows that working for the PCT means that she needs to find proof before taking them out.

While investigating she meets a gallery owner, Diego de Gama that is more than human. Although having a hard time in relationships she finds herself drawn to Diego. Dakota knows that he wants her professional help and her so she is torn on how to react to him.

This is a great paranormal story. You have vampires, shifters, and a team that takes them out. I really liked Dakota. She is one tough cookie and doesn’t take crap from anyone. I love how she does the odd cases even if it causes a rift between her and the other bounty hunters.

As for the missing girls and the vampire drama, I loved this story. I couldn’t put the book down and couldn’t turn pages fast enough to see what was going to happen next. I loved this story and can’t wait to read more from Julia DeBarrioz.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Ari at Candid Book Reviews for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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The Serpent-Bearer

Serpent Bearer

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The Serpent-Bearer and the Prince of Stars

Publication Date: November 7th, 2018

Genre: Manga Style/ Graphic Novel

Length: 30 Pages

A tiresome task.
A deceptive dragon.
A prince that changes everything.

Ophiuchus is a celebrated warrior of the Celestial Kingdom and a warrior among the Stars. He has been always been a dutiful servant of the Prince of Stars. So when the prince asks him to watch over the crafty serpent, Naga, Ophiuchus agrees. But as time passes and discouragement—both from Naga and others—Ophiuchus wonders if the Prince of Stars was right in asking him to take on the burdens of his task.

Will Ophiuchus honor his duty, or give into his heart’s weariness?

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C. S. Johnson is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family. Find out more at here

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My Review

4 Stars

Ophiuchus is a warrior of the Celestial Kingdom. He has been giving the tasks of watching the serpent, Naga. We join the two of them as they are at the Prince of Stars party. It’s clear that Ophiuschus had friends and power but now Naga has made him doubt himself and those around him.

As the different stars come to talk to him some try to help and others are clear that they look down on him. But it’s Naga that is constantly reminding Ophiuchus that he is weak, nothing, and not longer wanted in the stars. Ophiuchus has enough and returns to his own home to find the Prince there upset that he left the party.

This is an interesting read. It’s a bit of a confusing look into this world. I am very curious to learn more about it but I have to admit that I’m not really fond of the other warriors; they clearly have a bit of an ego problem.

But then when you read the author’s note at the end things start making more sense. My heart goes out to the author and I do like how things are portrayed. I would like to read more of this world and think that it will touch and make many re-evaluate their own lives.

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Becoming Grim

Becoming Grim

By Ashley Tomlinson

Genre: NA Urban Fantasy

Piper is running away from a cheating boyfriend and New York City when something terrible happens, her plane crashes. Instead of going to Heaven or even to Hell she goes to a whole other plane of existence. Now not only is she dead but she is a reaper learning the ropes to collecting souls from the handsome, Zeke.

Everything is going great until Piper sees something that she’s not supposed to see. Now she is torn between keeping it to herself or putting her and everyone she’s come to care for in danger.

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Ashley Tomlinson was born in a very small town in South Carolina and now she lives in a slightly larger city in South Carolina with her husband. Most days you can find her writing in her home office that is filled to the brim with books and candles. When she isn’t writing she’s spending time with her plethora of animals, curled up reading on her couch, painting, or crocheting a blanket that she will probably never finish. She also loves being apart of the bookstagram world, especially taking photos of books.

She knew she wanted to be a writer in high school but didn’t pursue it fully until she was in her twenties. Now not a day goes by when she isn’t in front of her laptop typing away. Her head is always in the clouds thinking up new scenes or coming up with a new book idea.

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An Eye For A Lie

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An Eye for a Lie

by Cy Wyss

on Tour May 27 – July 27, 2019

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An Eye for a Lie by Cy Wyss

Lukas Richter is a San Francisco police detective with a cybernetic eye and heightened senses. He can detect the same autonomous responses as a polygraph machine, so he has a leg up in determining guilt.

In An Eye for a Lie, his first full-length novel, Richter is accused of murder and the evidence seems incontrovertible, including a bullet that was somehow fired from his gun when he claims he was nowhere near the crime scene. In the background, San Francisco is aflame over Richter’s shooting of an unarmed Asian man, an incident some are calling “the Asian Ferguson.”

Can Inspector Richter convince a plucky and suspicious FBI agent of his innocence in the face of overwhelming accusations and public persecution?

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Genre: Mystery Published by: Nighttime Dog Press, LLC Publication Date: May 27, 2019 Number of Pages: 258 ISBN: 978-0-9965465-3-9 Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads

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“All units, active shooter in progress, be advised perp is SFPD . . .” The police frequencies in Vessa’s sedan couldn’t get enough of the situation. She was hardly in her car before the address where Richter was came over the air. She headed there immediately, lights flashing, accelerator floored. He was in a townhouse on ninth, near Tehama, only a handful of blocks from the Hall of Justice. The entire area was cordoned off and blanketed with police cars. Vessa badged her way through and got to Commander Bayes who stood with Deputy Chief Forrest several yards from the front door. The townhouse was painted lime green and the entrance stood ajar. “Commander, what’s the situation?” Vessa asked. “He’s holed up in there,” Bayes shook his head toward the house. “Got a hostage.” “A hostage? You’re kidding.” “Wish I was. Teenage girl, still up there. He let the rest of the family go.” Now, Bayes shook his head a different way, indicating Vessa should look near one of the ambulances. There was a man and a woman, firmly behind police lines. Both were slender with brown hair and the woman wore a red sweater. She was crying and the man and a paramedic were trying to comfort her. “Commander, none of this makes sense. Can you imagine Richter taking a hostage? It doesn’t feel right.” “C’mon, Agent Drake,” Bayes said. “None of us can say we really know him now.” Vessa frowned up at the building. Between her and the front door lay perhaps twenty feet of tarmac and parked cars. Bayes turned to Forrest and they conferred. Before Vessa even knew what she was doing, she was off –crossing the street at a sprint. “Hey!” Bayes yelled. Forrest pointed. “Stop her!” It was too late. She broke away from the lines and was at the door before anyone could grab her. She pushed the dark portal open and slipped inside, shutting it behind her, closing it fully so it locked. Inside, it took a couple of minutes for her eyes to adjust to the pale strobe lights coming through the front blinds and door windows. She was in an open living room. It was small and closely furnished with a dining room capping it off near the back of the building. She guessed the kitchen would be around the corner. To her right, a staircase led upward. The landing was dark. Vessa had taken her gun out without consciously realizing it. Now, she stared at it in the undulating red and blue lights. What was she going to do with it? Shoot her lover when she found him? She holstered the gun. “Oh, Luke,” she said softly. As if in answer, something moved above her, making a dull thud on the floor. She startled. Slowly, she made her way up the stairs. “Luke?” she called. “I’m coming upstairs.” There was no answer. At the top of the stairs were three doors. Two were dark and closed. Wan light traced the outline of the third door. She opened it cautiously. “Luke?” The door creaked on its hinges to reveal a seemingly empty bedroom. The air was stale although the room was tidy and sparsely furnished with a queen-sized bed and two nightstands. The fluorescent lights from the street diffused around the edges of a thick curtain drawn across a large window. The occluded light wasn’t strong enough to dispel the rooms shadows. “Luke?” Vessa noticed she was whispering. She cleared her throat and spoke with as normal a voice as she could muster. “Luke? Where are you?” “Here,” came a reply. She was practically on top of him by that time. He sat with his back to a wall across from the foot of the bed. Vessa jumped. “Oh! You startled me.” He was staring at her. She half expected his evil eye to glow in the dimness but instead, she saw only normal dark eyes glittering from his outlined face. He sat with his knees bent and his arms resting between his legs. In his hands was a mass of blackness-his gun. That ugly piece of metal was a cursed reminder of what was going on and why they were here, facing each other in this shadowed space. Vessa craned her neck around but didn’t see anyone else. “Where’s the girl?” Richter watched Vessa intently for several seconds before answering. “The couple’s outside. I let them go.” “No, apparently there’s still a teenager in here somewhere.” Richter’s gaze dropped to the carpet in front of him. “That would explain why it’s just you and not SWAT. They think I have a hostage. Well, I don’t.” “You have me.” His head snapped up. “You’re not a hostage. Why are you here, anyway?” “I’m here to get you. I don’t want them gunning you down.” “You’re here to arrest me, Special Agent Vessa Belle Drake?” “Oh, Luke. We’ll figure this out.” Richter brought the gun up in his right hand and pressed it to the underside of his chin, angled back toward his brain. Vessa gasped. “No!” She was rooted to the spot, eyes wide. He stared at her. “I guess whether I do it or SWAT does it, it’s still death by cop.” Tears burned her eyes. “No, Luke. No. Why would you even think it? There must be some mistake. There must be some reason why those bullets matched.” “I won’t be locked up. I won’t be put back in the cage and poked and prodded, and studied to death this time.” Vessa remembered the shaking man sweating beside her in his bed at night. Even though he didn’t speak of them, she knew he was having nightmares. Was it possible he was actually capable of pulling that trigger? Her chin throbbed where he’d bitten her. She couldn’t stand this. How could she have been so wrong? She was never wrong. She swallowed. Never before had she fallen for a guilty man. How was she so blinded by hubris that she could feel this way about Richter when he was a merciless killer? He stared at her, gun in his hand. He didn’t move. She shook slightly with the emotions flooding her. Here she was, at the cusp of what she felt was the most important moment in her life. The man she loved sat before her, ready to take his own life if she didn’t do or say the right thing next. She was paralyzed-absolutely paralyzed. All her training, and here she was, a shaking, paralyzed ball of nerves. She burst into tears. How utterly professional. Richter frowned. Vessa’s nose and eyes ran uncontrollably and she heaved great sighs. She didn’t dare wave her arms around and wipe her face. Instead, she simply stood there and let her emotions pour down her cheeks. Richter sighed. He lowered the gun. He dropped it with a thud to the carpet and kicked it toward her. “How am I supposed to kill myself with you crying like that?” She rushed to pick up the weapon and tucked it into the small of her back, under her blazer. She faced Richter, this time allowing herself to wipe the fluids from her face with her hands and sleeves. She could only imagine how many shades of fired she would be if Bully Benson had seen her outburst. She almost felt like declaring herself unfit for duty on the spot. “I can’t stand it,” she said. “I can’t lose you this way.” He said nothing. What was there to say? They stared at each other. Tears fell from her eyes until the momentum of her outburst ran its course and she finally managed to get a grip on herself. Richter sat, inordinately relaxed, leaning against the wall, hands folded innocently between his legs. “What now?” he asked. She glanced toward the thick curtains shielding them from the snipers across the street. “I’ll have to cuff you. Then you won’t be seen as a threat. Keep your head down, and I’ll stay between you and them.” He craned his neck and looked over the bed toward the window. He watched the dark cloth for several seconds. “Is your eye working? What do you see?” “It’s working,” he said. “And, I see only reflections. Your temperature is up, though.” She came over and stood beside him. “Stay low,” she said softly. He got up and they crossed the room with him crouched low. They entered the windowless landing. Vessa closed the bedroom door behind them. She looked at the other two doors. The girl was probably behind one of them, asleep or with her headphones on, completely oblivious. Vessa pulled her cuffs out. Richter stood tall. “All right?” she asked. She needed him to cooperate. She wasn’t about to subdue such a large man in such a small space. “Just a second,” he said. He bent and kissed her. They embraced. Vessa wanted the floor to open up and swallow them so they could stay like this forever. Of course it did not, and the moment had to end. He straightened up again, turned his back to her, and extended his arms behind him so she could easily cuff him. “I didn’t shoot him,” he said. Before she could even think about it, Vessa responded. “I know. I believe you.” *** Excerpt from An Eye for a Lie by Cy Wyss. Copyright 2019 by Cy Wyss. Reproduced with permission from Cy Wyss. All rights reserved.

 

Author Bio:

Cy Wyss Cy Wyss is a writer based in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has a Ph.D. in computer science and her day job involves wrangling and analyzing genetic data. Cy is the author of three full-length novels as well as a collection of short stories and the owner and chief editor of Nighttime Dog Press, LLC. Before studying computer science, Cy obtained her undergraduate degree in mathematics and English literature as well as masters-level degrees in philosophy and artificial intelligence. She studied overseas for three years in the UK, although she never managed to develop a British accent. Cy currently resides in Indianapolis with her husband, daughter, and two obstreperous but lovable felines. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, and walking 5k races to benefit charity.  

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My Review

4 Stars

Lukas Richter had some cybernetic enhancements added after a near fatal accident. His cyber eye is a human lie detector. His has been on the hunt for Tian for a while now and finally has him in his sights. But after he takes out Tian, Tian’s gun disappears and the media spins it to make it look like Richter killed an unarmed man.

FBI Special Agent Vessa Drake is called in to investigate if the shooting was legitimate. But things go in another direction when another body is discovered that has Richter’s initials carved on it. Together it’s up to Richter and Drake to stop the killer and clear Richter’s name.

This is a great story. I’ll admit that Richter was a pain in the butt but I come to like the guy. I was really confused as to how he wouldn’t pick up on Tian if he was a human lie detector, but I was glad to see that he was out to correct his mistake.

I was kept guessing the whole time about the killer. This book had lots of twists and turns and made it hard to put down the book. This is the first book I have read from Cy Wyss but it definitely won’t be the last. This is an engrossing thriller and one I recommend checking out.

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