In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.
In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.
Brady Hartsfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again.
If you enjoyed the page-turning thrill ride of Mr. Mercedes, check out these chilling indie treats!
The Sound of Footsteps (The Drusilla Thorne Mysteries, Book 1) by Diane Patterson
Drusilla Thorne and her sister Stevie need a place to live in San Antonio while Drusilla sets up her new identity. The place they find is definitely cheap — the landlord can’t find tenants because it’s supposedly haunted. That’s fine with Drusilla, because she knows ghosts aren’t real.
But something is making enough noise to keep her awake at night. And if it’s not ghosts making those noises, what is? Sometimes Drusilla needs to remember asking questions might bring answers nobody wants to hear.
Green Lake by S.K. Epperson
The suicide of Madeleine Heron’s husband leaves her at her sister’s lake house for the summer, until she can ‘sort things out’ for herself and find a new direction, but life in the lake community is anything but conducive to calm; right away a three year old girl goes missing from the dam, Madeleine is nearly assaulted when her truck breaks down, and she discovers her neighbors have an affinity for digging holes and burying things in their yard, usually things they find floating in the lake, like a hand, or an arm…
Killers (A Prosper Snow Novel, Book 2) by Shaun Jeffries:
Murder makes monsters of people. Prosper Snow knows that better than most. Now he’s back on the trail of another serial killer, only this time there’s far more to the case than meets the eye. Thwarted at every turn, Prosper unwittingly uncovers a human experiment more monstrous than anything he could ever imagine. Now the only way to crack the case is to work from the inside and join a shadowy government agency that operates outside the law. Only he might be too late as the experiment has spiraled out of control. Enjoyed this one? It’s a series!
Red Tide by Peg Brantley
When both old and new secrets are uncovered at a burial site, the timetable of a madman moves up…
Jamie Taylor and her human remains detection dog set out to find some bodies buried for more than a decade. They found them—and some new surprises as well. Some families would find closure while others would have their lives ripped apart. Agent Nicholas Grant becomes embroiled in the case while battling his own demons. A madman watches from the distance while officials expose his clandestine playground, forcing him to speed up his plans for devastation. Can a dog handler and a troubled FBI agent stop him before he kills thousands of innocent people?
Three to Get Deadly by Lee Goldberg, Joel Goldman, Paul Levine
Three stunning crime tales from Amazon best-selling authors guaranteed to keep the pages turning:
Start with Motion to Kill by Goldman: When two of his partners are killed, corruption, sex, and murder fill the docket of brilliant, sexy, but flawed trial lawyer Lou Mason. Will the wise-cracking, driven Lou be the next victim?
Next up, The Walk by Goldberg, A massive earthquake devastates L.A. One ordinary man sets across the landscape of destruction to his home in the San Fernando Valley. It’s a journey that will test the limits of his endurance and his humanity, a trek from the man he was to the man he can be… if he can survive The Walk.
Follow that with Levine’s To Speak for the Dead Linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter suspects his client, a surgeon in a malpractice case, is innocent of negligence…but guilty of murder. Add a sexy widow, a deadly drug, and a grave robbery to the stew, and you have the recipe for Miami’s trial of the century. Three rockin’ thrillers in one book—enjoy!
As the summer heats up and we look for excitement, jump into these indies with SPF and your shades on. Remember to look both ways before crossing the sand!