Excerpt from Gone Again

I am publishing Making Her Mark later this week. Read a free preview here and sign up for the Goodreads Giveaway for chance to win a paperback copy.

I also finished the first draft of a new project yesterday. It’s a new kind of project for me, but I can’t tell you about it yet!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

I am currently reading Gone Again by James Grippando, a legal thriller in which Jack Swyteck is trying to save a death row inmate from his imminent date with the electric chair. Dylan Reeves was convicted of killing a seventeen-year-old girl, but the mother of the victim doesn’t belief she is dead. I recognized almost immediately that RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) was going to play a big part in this book, which means that so far, I have anticipated all of the twists. But I am still enjoying it!

“No, you don’t understand. Sasha isn’t dead.”

Jack did a double take. “What?”

“My daughter is alive.”

“Where is she?”

“I don’t know. But Sashi is alive. I know she’s alive. And I need you people to help me prove it, before they execute this man for killing her.”

James Grippando, Gone Again

Sashi Burgette vanished three years ago on her way to school. The night after the teenager’s disappearance, ex-con Dylan Reeves was stopped for drunk driving.

An article of Sashi’s clothing was found in his truck, and a police videotape of his drunken explanation under interrogation sealed his fate at trial. Now, just days from Reeves’s execution, Sashi’s mother visits Jack Swyteck, doing pro bono work at the Freedom Institute, and delivers shocking news: “Sashi called me.”

The police dismiss the call as a cruel hoax. The State Attorney refuses to consider the new evidence, insisting the case is closed. An innocent man may be executed and time is running out—unless his lawyers can locate Sashi.

A man of principle who believes in justice, Jack jumps into the investigation. But nothing is what it appears to be. Not the victim. Not her alleged killer. And definitely not Sashi’s parents. As their gut-wrenching and hopelessly conflicting version of events unfolds in a Miami courtroom, it becomes clear there is something even more difficult to find than a long-missing girl . . .

The truth.

Excerpt from a Field of Red

I hope you had a great Christmas and are looking forward to 2016! Before my teaser, here are my current promotions! If you are looking for new reads, there are lots of opportunities to fill your Kindle (or the Kindle App on your phone or in your browser!)

brothers mockup 1Once Brothers is currently free on Kindle

Breaking the Pattern volumes 1-3 are just $0.99 on Kindle. This is part of a eight-author promo; you can see all of the other $0.99 boxed sets here

Deviation is free on Kindle, and is included in this fifty free book listing. (Some weird things are going on with the Kindle listing. If it does not show up as free, let me know!)

I am participating in the Crazy Canuck Blog Hop, which gives you a chance to win a whole stack of free books.

I think that’s all of them that are on today! Pursued by the Past will be offered on Goodreads Giveaway New Year’s day!

Now, on to the teaser! Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

I am reading Field of Red by Greg Enslen, a kidnapping mystery/suspense. It was a bit slow to start, but I am now fully engaged and want to know how Frank is going to ferret out the kidnappers! Frank is a flawed protagonist, not your typically perfect detective.

Tyler didn’t want to take them both, but it was too public to make a scene. The second girl would be able to identify him if he left her behind.

And it was too messy to kill her here.

Greg Enslen, Field of Red

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Ex-cop Frank Harper doesn’t want to get involved. Harper is visiting the small Ohio town of Cooper’s Mill, trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter and a grandson he’s never met. But he finds the town gripped in fear-two young girls have gone missing, taken in broad daylight from a busy street. And the police are coming up blank. But once Harper is drawn reluctantly into the investigation, he’ll stop at nothing to find the girls. And he doesn’t care who gets in the way.