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New Release: Mind In Chains by Bruce Perrin

Mind In Chains by Bruce M. Perrin
Published November 4, 2019
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
 
Synopsis:
 
It was spring in the Midwest and the perfect storm was
brewing.

 


A scientist of considerable renown, Dr. James Conroy, Jr., was leading a
grassroots movement to improve access to medical treatment in the United
States. At the same time, a group known as the Crusaders for Common Sense was
rallying around the cry, “Stop Playing God with Medicine.” Claiming that
medical science merely maintained the body while the soul rotted from within,
they stood opposed to Conroy—violently opposed.

 

 

Like most residents of St. Louis, Missouri, Sam “Doc” Price and Nicole Veles
watched in horror as the violence escalated. But after a noted medical
researcher was attacked at Nicole’s apartment, she and Doc were plunged into a
world of domestic terrorism.
Doc found an unlikely ally in FBI Special Agent Rebecca Marte. Together, they tried
to make sense of the Crusaders’ actions that defied all logic. The terrorists
showed no fear of identification—or even death. In the end, Doc risked
everything he loved in a final, deadly gambit with the Crusaders, only to find
that the cost of his ploy might be more than he was willing to pay.

 

 

 

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Link:
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Excerpt:
 
Seven years before the events described in the book
and Nurse Martha Wilson has discovered a missing newborn:
As they turned into the wing with the nursery, Martha
slowed and turned to Jorge. “They’ll find her, won’t they?” Jorge said nothing
for a moment, so she added, “The truth.”
Jorge sighed. “I can’t really say. Is there an angry ex-spouse somewhere? A
childless neighbor? All I know is that the police will run down every lead
before they give up.”

 

“But if it’s not friends or family?” Martha asked although she thought she knew
the answer.

 

“Then you’ve done everything you could. Getting this on the air in 20 minutes
is a good start; the first few hours are the most important. After that, the
chances start going down fast. And after a few days ….” He shook his head but
didn’t finish.


 

 

Martha shuddered and squeezed her eyes closed. These were facts she had heard
before, but they had been only meaningless statistics at the time. Now, they
tore at her heart, the pain worsening with each tick of her mental clock.


Two hours later, after meeting with the local police who had no news about Baby
Jane Doe, Martha couldn’t control her emotions any longer. She started sobbing.


Six hours later, the interviews were complete, and Martha took a taxi home,
afraid to trust her driving. She went to bed, hardly speaking to her husband.
The next day, she called in sick. And the day after. And the day after that.


To Martha, the news was always the same. There were no ex-spouses. The
neighbors either had children or were retired with their children now raising
their own. Video cameras had caught the comings and goings from the maternity
wing at the hospital, but everyone belonged. Simply put, there were no
suspects, and the trail, if there ever had been one, was ice cold.


After ten days passed and there was no news about Baby Jane Doe, Martha went to
work only to resign. She couldn’t face another expectant mother, knowing she
had lost a human life left in her care.


About the Author:
Bruce Perrin has been writing for more than
twenty-five years, although you will find most of that work only in
professional technical journals or conference proceedings.  After
receiving a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and completing a career
in psychological research and development at a major aerospace company, he’s
now applying his background to writing novels.  Not surprisingly, most of
his work falls in the techno-thriller, mystery, and hard science fiction
genres, examining the intersection of technology and the human mind now and in
the future.  Besides writing, Bruce likes to tinker with home automation
and is an avid hiker, logging nearly 2,500 miles a year in the first six years
of Fitbit ownership.  When he is not on the trails, he lives with his wife
in St. Louis, MO.
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New Release: Ghost Writer by AC Williams

Ghost Writer by A.C. Williams
 
 
Genre: Romantic Suspense / Mystery
Wren Fallon has a love for the written word, a passion for prose, and a skill for weaving webs that rival the prowess of the most manipulative of Black Widow spiders. While her spoken tongue is awkward, words flow from her pen like water rushing from a fresh spring. She is a ghost writer. A voice for the voiceless. A nameless narrator telling tales for another. She didn’t write for just anyone, though. Wren Fallon had the tremendous feat of penning new material for the reigning queen of the twisted, herself, Welsh-born Morven Ainsley.
The press assigned Morven many names.
The Maven of Mystery
The Duchess of Suspense
Queen of the Cliffhanger
At the ripe old age of 92, Morven Ainsley had published one hundred and nineteen full-length novels. Her first novel, titled The Starling, was published in the summer of 1948. Her most recent work, a fierce best-selling novel titled The Crystal Ocean was released just six months ago, and is enjoying its twenty-seventh consecutive week atop internationally recognized best seller lists.
Morven Ainsley is an enigma. A mystery in and of herself. Despite the awards, the critical acclaim, and the leagues of adoring fans, Morven Ainsley’s greatest mystery cannot be found in the shelves of a bookstore or in the archives at the Portland Library.
Morven’s most tremendous mystery to date is her own disappearance. The author vanished from public view in 1983. No one, not even the ever-prying journalists at the South Main Gazette, have gotten a glimpse of Portland’s famed Mystery Maven. Despite this, Lorcan Press still releases five Ainsley novels per year. Her text never tired. Her writing never showed signs of her advancing age. As far as documentation went, Morven Ainsley ceased to exist in the early ’80s. Only two people know how to reach the esteemed author. Not in person, of course. Never in person. Not even by telephone. Written correspondence was her chosen method of communication. Only Wren Fallon, Morven’s ghost writer, and Marcus Withering, her estate manager, were privy enough to receive her messages. The author’s floral scrawl wound gracefully over cream, perfumed stationary pages. These letters were the only proof that Morven was actually alive. But then, one day, the letters stopped, removing the last shred of evidence that the Maven of Mystery was still among the living.
This is the story of two women. One, a struggling writer, the other, no more than a ghost. Like the willowy bend of  phrase tossing to and fro, the sharp gust of wind whooshing through the plain, the subtle flicker of a candle’s ember in a damp and dreary room, the hammer of a heartbeat in a body presumed to be dead. This tale has more than it’s fair share of surprise. Morven would have it no other way.
When the weaving of a web comes undone. When all clues slip loose and fall into oblivion. When the silent can send the loudest message of all. Only one person can unravel the truth.
Enter: The Ghost Writer.
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Bringing Maggie Home

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Title: Bringing Maggie Home

Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Christian, Mystery

Publisher: Random House

Rating: 4 stars

Blurb:

Decades of Loss, an Unsolved Mystery,
and a Rift Spanning Three Generations

Hazel DeFord is a woman haunted by her past. While berry picking in a blackberry thicket in 1943, ten-year old Hazel momentarily turns her back on her three-year old sister Maggie and the young girl disappears.

Almost seventy years later, the mystery remains unsolved and the secret guilt Hazel carries has alienated her from her daughter Diane, who can’t understand her mother’s overprotectiveness and near paranoia. While Diane resents her mother’s inexplicable eccentricities, her daughter Meghan—a cold case agent—cherishes her grandmother’s lavish attention and affection.

When a traffic accident forces Meghan to take a six-week leave-of-absence to recover, all three generations of DeFord women find themselves unexpectedly under the same roof. Meghan knows she will have to act as a mediator between the two headstrong and contentious women. But when they uncover Hazel’s painful secret, will Meghan also be able to use her investigative prowess to solve the family mystery and help both women recover all that’s been lost?

Review:

 

A touching family story involving mystery and how events from the past shape the future.

Bringing Maggie Home tells the story of Hazel DeFord, who carries the pain of guilt for the disappearance of her younger sister Maggie. The incident has remained with Hazel for seventy years and played a role in the strained relationship she has with her daughter Diane. But a visit from granddaughter Meghan could not only help repair Hazel and Diane’s relationship, but also reopen the case into what happened to Maggie.

I love a good book that tugs at your heartstrings and Bringing Maggie Home is a story that definitely does that. Through flashbacks, you’ll see how Hazel and Diane’s history shaped the way they are now. The switching from the present to the past was well-written and added greatly to the story. You feel the characters’ sadness and anger; at times you’ll find yourself tearing up with them.

I loved all of the characters. From the trio of Hazel, Diane, and Meghan to the supporting character of Sean Eagle. Everyone played a huge role in the book and I was invested in their story. With Meghan, I loved how she was strong, yet she had a sensitive side as she dealt with some unresolved issues of her past. I would’ve liked for the story to delve more into the accident that caused Meghan to get injured. They mentioned she felt remorse, yet I would’ve preferred more explanation into how the accident happened.

The mystery of Maggie’s disappearance was a huge part of the book. From the beginning I had a hunch as to what happened to her and at the end my theory was proven right. I thought the author did a nice job of explaining the circumstances of what happened to Maggie.

I really enjoyed the story; I thought it was a nice mystery story with a touch of family saga. It’s a story that will have you in suspense while also tugging at your heart.

“I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review.”

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KIM VOGEL SAWYER is a highly acclaimed, best-selling author with more than one million books in print, in seven different languages. Her titles have earned numerous accolades including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives in central Kansas with her retired military husband, Don, where she continues to write gentle stories of hope. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren.

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Perennials Review & Blog Tour

Perennials by Bryce Gibson is the perfect read for Halloween! Grab your copy here and read on below for more about this thrilling YA novel.

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Summer in South Carolina—a time of ripe peaches, crackling bonfires, trips to the lake, and the rural legend of a creature known as the Lizard Man. This year, a very real monster is lurking about. The victims all have one thing in common—they share their names with plants. Soon it becomes apparent that seventeen-year-olds Dusty Miller and Nandina Bush may be next on the killer’s list.

“That was when I realized that the red I saw in the driveway wasn’t blood. It was a scattering of rose petals. Deep down, I knew, right at that very moment, that what all of us had been afraid of for the past several months had already happened. The serial killer had finally made his way to Crow County.” – Dusty Miller

Review:

Perennials is a mysterious thriller that will grip you from the start. As a string of murders take place, all involving people named after plants, Dusty Miller must run afoul of the killer while trying to solve the mystery.

About the Author:

Bryce Gibson writes Southern fiction that takes readers to charming and oftentimes sinister areas of The South. He has a degree in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina, works full time as a farmer, and lives in South Carolina with his wife and their dog.
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He is the author of the Young Adult novel Perennials and the Southern mystery Unclaimed Acre.

Bryce is currently at work on his next book.

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