NOV 2018 BOTM

BIG WOODS

By May Cobb

It’s 1989 in the sleepy town of Longview, Texas, when ten-year-old Lucy disappears. Her parents, the police, and the community all brace for the worst, assuming her body will soon be found in Big Woods. Just like the

other unsolved kidnappings.

But then Lucy’s fourteen-year-old sister, Leah, starts having dreams about Lucy—dreams that reveal startling clues as to what happened. Leah begins her own investigation, and soon she meets a reclusive widow who may hold the key to finding Lucy…if only she can find the courage to come forward.

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GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX

By Stephen King & Richard Chizmar

Every day in the summer of 1974, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong—if time-rusted—iron bolts and zig-zag up the precarious cliffside.

Then one day when Gwendy gets to the top of Castle View, after catching her breath and hearing the shouts of kids on the playground below, a stranger calls to her. There on a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small, neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat…

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DARK ROAD HOME
Angela Bennett

Victor Simone, head of a hit man organization, murdered Belle McBain’s corrupt father. Following in her dad’s career footsteps, Belle becomes an attorney, but she can’t seem to move beyond the whispers of her crooked father’s corruption or his failures to his family. Instead of building a career in law, she escapes to a life of drugs and lives off her trust fund.

Unable to cope, Belle attempts suicide and is soon admitted into a rehab clinic where she tries to heal. However, her wounds run deep, so the healing takes time. Once released and three years sober, Belle begins a new life as a private investigator in Jersey City with the help of a friend in law enforcement. Sixteen years have passed … until everything changes.

One of Victor Simone’s cronies is in FBI custody and makes a deal. He says he’ll tell where the fugitive Simone is hiding if Belle agrees to meet with him. When she does, she begins to wonder if her father was ever a dirty attorney at all. As she searches for answers, Belle discovers more than she bargained for, including something more unbelievable than she could have imagined.

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LIE TO HER
Mehrisa Mex

Despite years of treatment, twenty-one year old Lydia still struggles with trauma from being attacked as a teenager. House-bound with anxieties and haunted by ghostly visions, she soon comes to suspect her psychiatrist husband, Myles, of sabotaging her recovery.

Her pursuit of the truth uncovers secrets more terrible than she ever imagined and it soon becomes clear that nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted – not even herself.

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Woo-Hoo!
Congratulations to Brian!!

Exciting News:
The Camel’s Back Wins the 2018 Greenlight Screenplay Adaption Award! 

What does this mean? Well quite simply the book will be adapted to screenplay by a professional screenwriter. After that Greenlight Group Inc. will push hard to get it optioned. The percentage of chance that it will be made into a movie is slim, but I’m an eternal optimist.

I will keep everyone informed as things progress. Anyone from this group is also welcome to contact me by email at info@brianchristophershea.com I am usually quick to respond and love to hear from readers. Book 3, The Rabbit’s Hole, goes off to my editor in two weeks for a final scrub before the November 23rd release.

Thank you all for the amazing support.
All the best,
Brian

SEPTEMBER 2018 BOTM

THE CAMEL’S BACK
By Brian Christopher Shea


Three people, each at their own breaking point, collide. The resulting impact will forever change their lives…if they can manage to survive it.

Declan Enright, a former police officer recently fired over a controversial shooting, has reached a breaking point in his life. Confronted with insurmountable financial burdens in the wake of his termination, Declan makes a desperate move to stabilize his situation for the benefit of his wife and three young daughters.

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“Brian Christopher Shea…..This guy has a book out called: The Camel’s Back..Now listen up, all 3495 members here should have bought this book, or rented it from your local library. This book starts out just like what’s happening in today’s world. A cop shoots a person of color, he lost his job over it, and now his family is close to eating bread and butter. Banks being robbed, cars and buses being blown up, and folks who you just don’t know about.

I don’t want to tell you the whole story, but I am just not understanding why you would turn away from a book like this. Your talking Thriller to the end, Pop the last popcorn, grab some Tea, and have a seat, and get-ta-reading……”

Brian Christopher Shea’s fantastic novel The Camel’s Back gets five big ones (*****) from me. What a story! It explores the effects of desperation, heartbreak and payback on three people. As the tension builds, we sit back trying to figure it all out. Just forget about that. Strap yourself in and hang on, because everything’s outta control. You’re gonna love this ride.

Thanks, Brian, for a great time. Now I’m going after your next one, The Lion’s Mouth.

Cheers and Happy Reading!

Adam James

 

Check this out:

“Tell them that it will be done to satisfaction, but at a new grid coordinate. I am deviating from the original location. I think that they will be pleased with my reasons,” Khaled said, sliding a piece of paper to Mustafa with the hand-written coordinates 41.723158, -72.668059.

So I plugged the coordinates into Google Earth and here’s what I found:

  

Pretty slick, huh? This is where the bus catches fire and then when everyone gathers around, the big blast is triggered. Pretty devious, but that’s how they do it.

The Camel’s Back is destined for the MOVIES!
(We should all hope!)

Yes, Brian has written another one. Read the first one, then jump right on this one. Another proven winner!

Big things come in small packages.

Nick Lawrence returned to Austin, Texas and rejoined his old unit, the FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children task force. It’s not long before he finds himself in the middle of a well-organized human trafficking ring. Teaming with local law enforcement, he sets out to dismantle the group.

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AUGUST 2018 BOTM / MOTM

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BEST EATEN COLD
— Tony Salter

Imagine that someone wants to do you harm. Someone you once knew, but have almost forgotten. Now, imagine that they are clever, patient and will not stop.

They’ll get inside your head and make you doubt yourself. They’ll make you question who you are, and ensure that everyone you care for starts to doubt you too.

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ORPHAN TRAIN
— Christina Barker Kline

The captivating story of a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to long-buried questions.

Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?

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JULY 2018 BOTM & MOTM

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Briguella
By Vicki Fitzgerald

After seven women fall victim to a serial killer, journalist Kate Rivendale becomes embroiled in the manhunt. The authorities have no suspect, and only one forensic link that dates way back to the 1930s.

Detective Chief Inspector William Beckley needs to salvage his career; he has too many deaths on his conscience. Beckley entices Kate to go undercover, a decision which backfires with devastating consequences.

While DCI Beckley reaches a horrifying conclusion about the murderer, Kate enters a desperate fight for her life… while battling to keep her own secrets buried.

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OUR KIND OF CRUELTY
By ARAMINTA HALL

A spellbinding, darkly twisted novel about desire and obsession!

This is a love story. Mike’s love story.

Mike Hayes fought his way out of a brutal childhood and into a quiet, if lonely, life before he met Verity Metcalf. V taught him about love, and in return, Mike has dedicated his life to making her happy.

It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t been returning his emails or phone calls. It doesn’t matter that she says she’s marrying Angus.

It’s all just part of the secret game they used to play. If Mike watches V closely, he’ll see the signs. If he keeps track of her every move, he’ll know just when to come to her rescue . . .

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JUNE 2018 BOTM & MOTM

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Congratulations Shari Lapena!

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LOVE SICK
By Autumn J. Bright

Toni Jones, Charleston’s rising radio personality, has everything going for her: beauty, talent, a promising career, and now a handsome, ambitious husband on the move. The perfect catch! But when his business fails, his dark side is revealed, leaving Toni to endure a doomed marriage plagued with years of domestic violence, deception, and even murder. But for Toni, giving up the only man she’s ever loved will be harder than she thinks. And in time, she’ll discover her unhealthy attachment to her husband will make her… Love Sick.

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I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK
by Michelle McNamara

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer—the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade—from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

“You’ll be silent forever, and I’ll be gone in the dark.”

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MAY 2018 BOTM:

99 RED BALLOONS
By Elisabeth Carpenter

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A chillingly clever psychological thriller with a stomach-flipping twist

Two girls go missing, decades apart. What would you do if one was your daughter?

Eight-year-old Grace is last seen in a sweetshop. Her mother Emma is living a nightmare. But as her loved ones rally around her, cracks begin to emerge. What are the emails sent between her husband and her sister? Why does her mother take so long to join the search? And is there more to the disappearance of her daughter than meets the eye?

Meanwhile, ageing widow Maggie Sharples sees a familiar face in the newspaper. A face that jolts her from the pain of her existence into a spiralling obsession with another girl – the first girl who disappeared…

This is a gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist that will take your breath away.

REVIEWS:

** “This brilliant debut thriller actually does have a totally unexpected twist that took my breath away and had me sitting in my comfy chair for at least five minutes waiting to get over the shock of what I had just read before I could carry on reading.” — Nicki on Goodreads (*****)

** “A very well written novel of what happens when one of the worst things to happen actually happens.” — Linda Strong on Goodreads (****)

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MAY 2018 MOTM:

THE BURNING
By S.O. Esposito

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A Sarasota mother with dissociative identity disorder has been arrested for a murder she has no memory of committing.

Alice Leininger seems to have the perfect life. She’s happily married, has two beautiful children, a close-knit group of friends, and a cause she cares deeply about. But beneath the surface, her world of safety and comfort is unraveling. The periods of lost time she’s kept secret—even from her husband—are happening more frequently. She certainly doesn’t remember leaving her Sarasota home at three-thirty in the morning to burn someone alive.

Now she sits in a Florida state mental institution, awaiting judgment on whether she’s fit to stand trial on charges of murder and arson. While a psychologist works to help Alice face her past, her future depends on the answer to one question: How far did she go for justice?

REVIEWS:

** “I just finished the most compelling book I’ve ever read! The Burning is so amazing, riveting, spellbinding engrossing novel that every woman should read & take to heart!!” -Bonnie O. (Reviewer)

** “The Burning is a must read novel. It is the best mystery-suspense that I have ever read. It’s that good.” -ChickLit Cafe

Links for S.O Esposito:

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Hey guys, those of you who really got interested in D.I.D. might enjoy this article”

Could Multiple Personality Disorder Explain Life, the Universe and Everything?

Here’s something if you’re looking for a fairly long read:

** The ‘Sex Cult’ That Preached Empowerment

Why did female members of Nxivm follow a guru named Keith Raniere, who now stands accused of sex trafficking? He made them feel like they were in control.

Two very good (BIG) dogs and a good writer, too:

Abbey wearing a Thunder Jacket!

Atlas and Shannon!

And hereeee’s KALI!Kali – Trampling Shiva

U.S.PD: Reproduction of painting by Raja Ravi Varma: b. 1848. d. 1906. Indian spiritual and mythological painter of great fame.

MAY 18 It’s Mental Health Week

THE GOOD BOY

APRIL 2018 BOTM

Edgar award winner Theresa Schwegel returns with The Good Boy, her most dramatic and emotional novel to date, a family epic that combines the hard-boiled grit of her acclaimed police thrillers with an intimate portrait of a young boy trying to follow his heart in an often heartless city.

For Officer Pete Murphy, K9 duty is as much a punishment as a promotion. When a shaky arrest reignites a recent scandal and triggers a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, all eyes are on Pete as the department braces for another media firestorm.

Meanwhile, Pete’s eleven-year-old son Joel feels invisible. His parents hardly notice him―unless they’re arguing about his “behavioral problems”―and his older sister, McKenna, has lately disappeared into the strange and frightening world of teenagerdom. About the only friend Joel has left is Butchie, his father’s furry “partner.”

When Joel and Butchie follow McKenna to a neighborhood bully’s party, illegal activity kicks the dog’s police training into overdrive, and soon the duo are on the run, navigating the streets of Chicago as they try to stay one step ahead of the bad guys―bad guys who may have a very personal interest in getting some payback on Officer Pete Murphy.

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The Last Mrs. Parrish

MARCH 2018 BOTM

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Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.

To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.

Amber’s envy could eat her alive . . . if she didn’t have a plan.

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Check this out:  [ Narcissists often recruit people called ‘apaths’ to help with their games — here’s why they’re dangerous ]

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Now you just gotta check out this real-life conman account. This guy was waaay off the charts. [ READ IT NOW! ]

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