New Excerpt: Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

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CHAPTER 7

SARAH KELLER

Agent Keller slid the key into the door of the small ranch-style house, moths circling the porch light above her. Readington, New Jersey, wasn’t a fancy neighborhood, which was just as well. That would’ve been cost prohibitive, given her FBI salary. But it was safe, filled with working-class families and young couples in starter homes.

In the entryway, she stopped at the sound coming from the kitchen. She dropped her keys softly in the bowl on the front table and crept down the hall, walking carefully, avoiding the creaky patch of wood floor.

Outside the kitchen, the noise was louder. A shaking sound like maracas.

And giggling.

Staying quiet, Keller peeked inside.

At the stove was Bob, making one of those old-fashioned popcorns, the kind you shake on the stovetop, creating a dome of foil. Two feet away the twins watched him in action. Michael wore dinosaur pj’s and Heather the cotton nightgown with Belle on it.

Bob grasped the thin metal handle, rattling the foil pan quickly, and the two wiggled their bodies at the same speed as the jostling. He stopped suddenly, and the twins froze in place—Michael’s hands in the air like a scarecrow, Heather trying to hold in her laugh. Bob then made wide figure eights with the pan as the grease sizzled, and the kids made circular movements with their hips, spinning invisible Hula-Hoops.

Keller felt warmth run through her. Bob was bald, and not in the slick stylish way of the young agents at the Bureau. He had an old-school doughnut of thick black hair. His stomach hugged his frayed concert T-shirt. But he evoked the awe of a movie star in the eyes of their children. And to Keller.

Some girls wanted to marry their fathers. It was the reason why so many couples were unhappy, Keller surmised: women seeking idealized versions of the first man in their lives. But Keller had no illusions about her dad. Whereas her father was a hard-charging lawyer who spent too much time worrying about appearances, Bob was a stay-at-home dad who—well, look at him. Whereas her father thought showing emotion was for the weak, Bob wore his heart on his sleeve, crying during movies and at the kids’ school performances. Whereas her father had engaged in an affair with his secretary in the oldest of clichés, Bob was as loyal as a Labrador. Most of all, he was kind.

“Mommy!” the twins said in unison when they finally saw her spying in the doorway.

Keller knelt down and accepted the squeeze and she felt that sensation she loved.

Bob moved the popcorn pan to an unlit burner, and came over and gave her a kiss.

“We’re going to watch Frozen!” Heather said.

“Again,” Keller said, eyeing her husband. “But isn’t it past bedtime?”

“Pleasssse, Mom, please,” Michael said.

“Daddy said we could,” Heather chimed in.

“Give Mommy a minute to relax,” Bob said. “She’s had a long day.” He looked at Keller. “Can I make you something to eat?”

“I picked up a sandwich,” Keller said.

“How about some wine?” he said as he cut into the tinfoil dome and poured popcorn into a plastic bowl.

That I could do.”

He looked at the twins. “You two go get the movie started,” he said. “We’ll be right there.”

Michael took the bowl of popcorn and padded off to the living room, his sister at his heels.

“Small bites!” Bob yelled after them. “Popcorn’s a choking food.”

Keller sat at the small kitchen table as Bob pulled a wineglass from the cupboard and placed it in front of her. He displayed the bottle and, in a fake French accent, said, “Only the finest from the Trader Joe’s collection.” He filled the glass.

Keller swirled the wine, then put her nose in the glass before taking a taste and swishing it in her mouth. “It’s no Whole Foods 2019, but it will do.”

He sat beside her. “Long day, huh?”

Keller exhaled heavily. “I took him upstate to Fishkill prison so he could tell his brother.”

“How’s he doing?”

Keller took a drink of the wine. “He’s twenty-one. His parents and little brother and sister are dead, and his older brother’s in prison. And let’s not forget the media circus.”

Bob listened as Keller told him about her very long day.

“I just kept thinking of his family,” Keller said. “The little boy was the same age as the twins.”

Bob put his hand on his wife’s. “Speaking of, it’s a bit too quiet in there. I’ll be right back.” He left the kitchen to check on the kids. He returned carrying Heather in one arm, Michael in the other, both fast asleep.

“Ahh, I wanted to cuddle them,” Keller said.

“Look on the bright side. Were you really up for Frozen again?”

Bob carried the twins to their bedrooms. When he made it back to the kitchen, Keller said, “I’m sorry I’ve been working so much lately.”

“Don’t you apologize.”

 Keller drained the rest of her glass.

“Do you think there’s a connection with the father’s accounting firm?” Bob asked as he poured her a refill.

Keller’s money-laundering investigation into Marconi LLP was the only reason she’d been dragged into this mess with the Pines.

“I doubt it. Evan Pine wasn’t a big player at the firm. He was only on my interview list because he’d been fired,” Keller said. Fired employees were always the most willing to dish dirt.

“It’s a big coincidence, though,” Bob said. “The firm is in bed with the cartel, and the family dies in Mexico.”

“That’s what Fisher said, but it’s a stretch. He’s just using the connection to get us involved with a high-profile case, curry favor with State and headquarters.”

“So you think it was just an accident?”

“I didn’t say that.”

 

Excerpt From

A Violent Nature

Season 1/Episode 3

“You Fucking Idiots”

BLACK SCREEN

The sound of a murmuring crowd is broken by THE JUDGE’S voice announcing the jury has reached a verdict. FADE IN ON:

INT. COURTROOM VIDEO FOOTAGE

The judge reads the verdict, and the spectator section is a mix of cheers and sobbing. The judge calls for order, when a man rises. He’s pointing angrily at the judge, then the prosecutor, the defense lawyer, his finger landing on the jury box.

EVAN PINE

You fucking idiots! Shame on you, shame on all of you.

JUDGE

Order! I will not have outbursts in this courtroom.

EVAN

He’s innocent. You fools. You fucking idiots!

TWO SECURITY OFFICERS confront Evan Pine, a struggle ensues, and he’s dragged from the courtroom.

EVAN

He’s innocent. My son is innocent!

 

CHAPTER 8

EVAN PINE

BEFORE

Evan examined the wild-eyed man with curiosity. With the wrinkled shirt and unruly hair, the man looked like one of those homeless street preachers who hold Mass outside the subway. Or an angry cable news pundit on a bender.

“With the advent of DNA,” the man ranted, “we learned something that people still just don’t seem to get: we lock up a shocking number of innocents. And you know what? About a quarter of them confessed. So when people say innocent people don’t confess to crimes they didn’t commit, well, it’s horseshit. And teenagers falsely confess at rates much higher than adults. They just tell the police what they want to hear. One study of people exonerated through DNA found that forty percent were kids who falsely confessed.…”

Evan clicked the mouse on his laptop and paused Netflix. Horseshit. It wasn’t a word he’d normally use. But there Evan was, for twenty million viewers to see. He’d once made the mistake of reading the comments section on one of the forums for the documentary.

The father has lost his shit.

He’s so devastated, he can’t see straight.

Free Danny Pine!

Boo fucking hoo, I hope his son rots for what he did to that poor girl.

Off-camera, the documentary filmmakers, Judy and Ira Adler, were quietly stoking Evan’s flame. They meant well, the Adlers. They believed Danny was innocent. But in the aftermath, Evan couldn’t help being angry with them. For exploiting their private lives for public entertainment. For getting his hopes up. He clicked the mouse, and his face was animated again.

A voice spoke from off-screen—Judy’s. “But if Danny wasn’t involved, how did he know that Charlotte’s head had been crushed with a rock?”

“He didn’t know anything,” Evan replied, angry at the question. “Those two cops, they fed him all the details. Watch the tape, for Christ’s sake.”

The screen jumped to the now infamous interrogation video. It showed Danny with his head down on the table in the windowless interview room. The cops had picked him up at the house early that morning. Evan had been out of town for work. Liv had been running errands, and had missed the calls from Maggie.

The burly cop, Detective Ron Sampson, slammed his open hand on the table, making a loud smack. Danny jolted up, his face puffy and tear-soaked.

The other cop, Wendy White, with her frizzy hair and circa-1985 bangs, said, “Just tell us what you did, and we’ll work this out. You can go home.”

“I didn’t do anything.”

“Stop lying!” Sampson said, his voice showing the frustration of several hours of interrogation. Evan felt a sting of guilt that no one—not Evan, not Liv, not a lawyer—had been there to help his son. Danny had turned eighteen just two weeks before. Technically an adult, so the cops didn’t need to notify his parents. Still, if Evan had caught a different flight and not been in the air, or if Liv had just been home and … Evan stopped himself, deciding not to go down that road again.

Sampson continued playing bad cop: “We have your prints on the rock.” A lie.

White: “Just tell us the truth and we can get you home. We can talk to your mom and dad and get this sorted out. I’m sure it wasn’t something you planned.”

Danny shook his head.

Sampson: “Let’s just lock him up now. I’m sure his cellies will have a good ol’ time with a firm young man like him.”

White: “No, not yet,” she said in a soft tone. “Just tell us the truth, Danny, and we’ll get you home.”

Exhausted and tearful, Danny finally said it: “Okay.”

“Okay, what?” White said.

“I did it.”

“Did what?” Sampson said. He put a reassuring hand on Danny’s shoulder. “Tell us what you did to Charlotte.”

“I hurt her with a rock.”

“Good job,” White said. “What’d you do with the rock?”

“I, ah, threw it at her.” It came out more like a question.

“You know you couldn’t throw a rock that big, Danny,” Sampson said, yanking his hand from Danny’s shoulder. “I’m done,” the cop said, standing, the chair scraping loudly against the linoleum floor. He made a show of pulling out handcuffs.

“What’d you do with the heavy rock?” White continued, her voice urgent, like she was trying to head off her partner.

Danny shook his head, said something indiscernible.

“You already told us you did it, and we have the proof. The only thing that’ll help is if you tell us what you did to her head.”

Danny swallowed. “I hit her with the rock.”

“Where did you hit her?” Sampson said, sitting down again.

“Her head.”

“Good boy,” White said. “You’re doing great.”

“How many times did you hit her with the rock?” Sampson continued.

“Once.”

“Stop lying, Danny,” Sampson said, “we have the proof.”

“Just tell the truth and we’ll work this out, we can get you out of here,” White said. “One hit wouldn’t cause her head to smash in like that.”

Danny gulped down a sob.

“Just tell the truth,” White said.

“Two times.”

“No,” Sampson said.

“Three,” Danny replied.

“Okay, good job Danny, you’re doing great,” White said. “Now why did you do it? Was it because you’d had a fight at the party?”

He nodded, his eyes on the floor.

“Great job, Danny.”

“And you then used the wheelbarrow and took her to the creek.”

Danny put his head on the table. “Okay.”

The two cops looked at each other, and Sampson gave White a tiny nod. They had what they needed.

Danny lifted his head and looked at both of the detectives. In a quiet voice, he said, “Can I go home now?”

* * *

Evan stabbed the laptop keyboard with his finger, shutting down Netflix. No matter how many times he watched the video, his blood always flowed hot, his fists clenched. He remembered Danny crying when Evan finally got to the station house. No sound was more heartbreaking than your child sobbing. Danny was shell-shocked, asking when he could go home, worried because he had a school project due on Monday.

Evan clutched the bottle on the counter and poured himself a large glass of Scotch. It worked as well as—no, better than—his therapy session earlier that day.

The house was quiet. Liv and Tommy were in Nebraska, seeing to Liv’s father. He’d been causing problems at the nursing home again, and Liv needed to convince them not to kick him out. Maggie was staying the night with a friend. If there was ever a good time, it was now.

At the kitchen counter, the lights dimmed and shades drawn, he clicked the mouse again and opened the banking site to the savings account. Less than two thousand dollars. The checking was no better. And the mortgage was due in a week. He’d managed to conceal his deception—the tens of thousands he’d spent on lawyers and investigators for Danny. But the reckoning was coming. He imagined Liv seeing the statement for the first time. Evan telling her he’d been fired, that he’d been pretending to go to work.

He imagined his wife’s face. The anguish, which would turn to fury when she would inevitably insist on examining the rest of their accounts. She’d find Maggie’s college fund down to $12,332, not enough to cover even the cost of the dorm room at MIT.

He closed the site and set up an automatic email timed to send to Liv tomorrow morning. It told her to call the police and make sure Maggie stayed at Harper’s until they removed his body. It told her where to find the files on his computer with notes to each of the kids. And it told her where to find the information on his life insurance, which he’d confirmed would pay out even after a suicide. A cool ten million.

He thought of Dr. Silverstein’s warning. The meds can trick a patient into thinking there’s only one solution.

But he wasn’t being tricked. It had started as a whisper in his ear. The voice of reason, snaking into his subconscious, confirming his every last fear: “They’ll be better off without you.” He was doing this for them. To spare them financial ruin. To spare them living with someone who was broken. That’s what the voice kept saying. But deep down he knew it wasn’t for them at all.

It was for him.

To turn off the faucet of despair.

He slammed the fistful of pills into his mouth, then chased them with the Scotch. They went down hard, and he had to suppress the gag reflex. He poured another glass and downed it quickly as he waited for the pills to take effect.

Evan wasn’t a religious man. But he liked the idea of organized religion, with an emphasis on the organized part. As an accountant, he found virtue in organization and order. And something about the rituals and traditions of religions—rules largely aimed at making you a better person—was appealing. Back in Nebraska, Liv had insisted that they attend church every Sunday. Faith had helped her through her mother’s death when she was ten. After Danny was convicted and they moved to Naperville, Illinois, Evan had no patience for it all. Still, while he was waiting for the pills to do their thing, he said the words nonetheless: “God, please forgive me. And take care of them.”

As if answering, his iPhone chimed. Not the usual ring.

He looked at the screen. It was a FaceTime call. He didn’t ordinarily use FaceTime, and he didn’t recognize the number. He was going to ignore it, but if this was divine intervention, he’d better answer.

He swiped the phone. The screen was dark, but he heard music and the din of a crowd, like a nightclub or a bar. His own image floated in the small box in the upper right corner. He looked much like he did in the documentary. The camera jostled about, then a woman’s face appeared. It was shadowed, but he could somehow tell she was scared. She was walking quickly, bumping into people, her heavy breathing and muffled music pounding through the phone’s tinny speakers. Finally she came under some grim lighting and stopped.

Evan’s heart stopped as well. He couldn’t breathe. Couldn’t think. He moved his own face closer to the screen.

She said something into the camera, but he couldn’t make it out. But it was the face—the freckles, the strawberry-blond hair, the small scar on her forehead—that caused every nerve in his body to tingle. Evan rubbed his eyes with his balled fists. It just couldn’t be.

He fumbled for the volume, turning it up.

She said the words again, and this time they were clear.

“Help me.”

A hand grabbed the woman by the hair and the phone jerked violently and went black.

Evan blinked several times, trying to process. He ran to the sink and jammed two fingers down his throat. Vomit projected out of his mouth. Brown liquid and pill capsules. Many were still intact.

His legs felt weak and his thoughts muddled. He didn’t know if it was from the shock or if some of the pills had made it to his bloodstream. He needed to stay awake. Needed to understand what he’d just witnessed.

Gripping the iPhone, he pulled up the number. The caller ID said MOLOKO BAR and gave a place of origin: Tulum, Mexico. Light-headed, he clicked on the number. His own face projected on the screen as it rang. But no one answered.

Answer, he thought.

Please answer, Charlotte.

 

Copyright © 2021 by Alex Finlay.

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    Grabs your attention right away. Looking forward to the rest of the book.

  126. Lori Byrd

    Sounds like a really great read. My favorite kind.

  127. spartabookworm

    More great reads to add to my growing tbr pile! Looking forward to reading!

  128. Kacy Ellis

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  129. Kare66

    I want to read more. Hope I win!

  130. Donna Shaw

    I love everything that I’ve read. This is my kind of book. Thank you.

  131. Jean Boe

    sounds good – want to add it to my TBR list

  132. Judy Moss

    Oh, my! the mystery, the suspense, the thrill, so many what ifs. Sure to be a book that I won’t want to put down.

  133. Karishma

    I have read such great reviews for this book and it is on my list. Thrillers and suspense are my favorite genre. Alex Finley is new James Patterson in making. Loving the excerpt. Thank you for the chance!!

  134. Corine Prezioso

    Can’t wait to read! Thank you so much for the opportunity! Good Luck Everyone!

  135. JESSICA HERMOSILLO

    Great preview! So ready for the rest of the book.

  136. veronica sandberg

    I hope that I win. So I can read the whole book

  137. ViolinGeek

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  138. Ruth Surette

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  139. Lorraine Benedict

    This one is already on my “Want to Read” list-can’t wait now!

  140. AnnetteO

    I really enjoyed reading this excerpt. I look forward to finishing this intriguing suspense. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of Alex Findlay’s Every Last Fear.

  141. Suzanne McMannis

    would love to hear I won

  142. Vickie Collins

    Love the way the book started! Got my attention immediately. Can’t wait until March 2nd when the book comes out!

  143. Linda Moore

    This book sounds so good. I can’t wait to read it. Thank you for the chance.

  144. Keri Stringfield

    I love the style of writing and I cannot wait to read it!! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

  145. Shannon Wise

    I was sucked right in and now I have to read more.

  146. drillg

    From the excerpt, it seems like a page turner.

  147. Amy

    I am SUPER excited to read the FULL book! This excerpt has me hooked already!

  148. Sharon Rosenblum

    Definitely a book I would like to read. I am sure that it will be a great read.

  149. Pam Gardner

    I would love to win. This book is right up my alley!

  150. Sharon Rosenblum

    Looking forward to winning and reading.

  151. Kai Wong

    Intriguing excerpts from the book. I would like to know what happens before the excerpt and to follow the journey of revelations of the story.

  152. beth shepherd

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  153. micheleswee

    This one has been on TBR list for a few months!

  154. Christine R.

    I will have to add it to my list, sounds intriguing.

  155. Dee

    Would love to win!

  156. Jamie L DEAVILLA

    Can’t wait to read this!!

  157. Ann I

    Sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance.

  158. Tina Itschner

    Would love to win! Adding to my reading list.

  159. Amy Giles

    Love a good thriller!! This one is on my want list!

  160. Caitlin Knotts

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  161. John Smith

    I’m highly anticipating this! It sounds so intriguing!

  162. Jana

    I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveawy!

  163. Julie Toller

    Okay then. I’ll bite.

  164. Alma Collins

    Very interested in reading! Thanks for the chance!

  165. ravensfan

    I’d love to win a copy!

  166. Diane DelCampo

    You had me at the first paragraph. Love a thrilling thriller..

  167. William Siravo Sr

    Always interested in new writers

  168. Allison J.

    Already on my radar but super excited for a chance to have an early copy!

  169. vickie dailey

    wow – this sounds like a fantastic read -something I could really use right now – thanks for the chance to win a copy – looking forward to reading this

  170. Lori P

    Genuinely interesting. Lots of strands to unwind!

  171. Linda Farabaugh

    This sounds like a super scary exciting read to me. I like thrillers and new authors to me. TBR list.

  172. MM

    My kind of book! I can’t wait to read it! Thank you for the chance!

  173. Michael Carter

    Sounds great!
    Yes, please enter me in this sweepstakes.
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  174. Desmond Warzel

    Looks really good…

  175. Jaymi Couch

    Wow this sounds amazing!!!!!

  176. Don Mcclure

    Thanks for the giveaway

  177. Jaymi Couch

    This sounds amazing!

    • Carlyn Kline

      I am so looking forward to reading this one!

  178. Linda Medina

    Thanks for the opportunity – “Every Last Fear” sounds like a must-read!

  179. Rachel Albert

    Piked my interest
    What happens next
    I can’t wait to find out

  180. Jennifer Kettle

    Absolutely cant wait to read this book

  181. Shawna Shrader

    Omg this book sounds so good I want to read more now! Count me in!

  182. Caryl Kane

    Sounds like a page-turner!

  183. Joye I

    I am always looking for new authors to read. This book sounds like the kind I enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  184. Laura Earickson

    Book sounds interesting. Would love to win a copy

  185. Katherine Holom

    I’ve seen so many good reviews for this book! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  186. Pauline Wong

    Added to my to-read list!

  187. Natalie Amos

    Sounds good! Would love to read the rest.

  188. Padmini Rao

    This books sounds so interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  189. elsid22

    This sounds just like the type of thriller I’d want to read. Thanks for the chance!

  190. Joy Hulse

    Can’t wait to read more! Thanks for the chance

  191. Kittie McIntire

    “Every Last Fear.” I’m hooked. Now I have to read it to find out what has happened and what will happen.

  192. Patty B

    Sounds intriguing. Would love to read more. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  193. Lisa Garrett

    This sounds great! Thank you!

  194. S. Hop

    Such a great book!

  195. Christy Rockne

    This sounds so good! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  196. Sue N.

    Looks like a great read.

  197. Joanne K Hetherington

    Love to read this book.

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    I can’t wait to read this.

  199. Ron Ablang

    Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck everyone.

  200. Linda Peters

    on my bucket list, thanks

  201. Joel Timmons

    Need. A. Good. Dark. Thriller

  202. wolfen37

    Looks exciting and intriguing

  203. Kelesea Fidler

    So excited to read this!

  204. Patsy

    This sounds exciting,love the excerpts!

  205. Susan Smith

    Sounds like an exciting thriller! I would love to win a copy!

  206. JAMES LYNAM

    My type of story, real people & a great plot.

  207. sue weatherbee

    Looking forward to reading this!

  208. Pam

    This excerpt has me hooked! It’s on my reading list now.

  209. jendlo

    Thanks for the new excerpt and sweepstakes. I have been looking forward to reading this pseudonymous debut since June 2020, and have been posting on socials since then that I feel it is going to be this year’s The Silent Patient, in popularity.

  210. Shannon Capelle

    This sounds really intriguing and interesting

  211. Angela

    This book is getting such great buzz!

  212. Sally W.

    I can’t wait to read this book, look forward to finishing this story.

  213. Sarah Johnson

    This sounds interesting!

  214. Louis Burklow

    A new (to me) writer to check out. This looks great; I’m looking forward to reading it.

  215. Barbara Fish

    Very intriguing! Would love to win a copy of this book!

  216. susanmills22

    Added to my TBR list and my good reads want to read list and my Amazon wish list. This book just draws me in I just need to know what happens and what happen. Thank you for the chance.

  217. Cherie Gravette

    Wow! This one is going to the top of my “must reads!” Thanks for this chance.

  218. Le Pete

    thanks for the excerpt – can’t wait to read it.

  219. Janet L Johnson

    Sounds like an intriguing read. Thanks for the giveaway

  220. Rick

    Looking forward to this one!

  221. blondiebarb

    Sounds very intriguing. Hoping to win this giveaway!

  222. MARSHA MCCASLIN

    sounds very exciting reading. Would love to win the giveaway…

  223. Teresa Kaiser

    Okay, I’m definitely hooked! Thanks for the excerpt and chance to win a free copy.

  224. Jeana

    Sounds like another addition to my TBR.

  225. Shirley Evans

    Oh my, sounds oh so good. Would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

  226. Sally Cunningham

    Ooh, this sounds like a really great story!

  227. Toni Tuve

    This sounds amazing and I want to read this, would love to win

  228. Jim Cabaj

    The adult book that keeps you up at night reading. Look forward to reading the full copy.

  229. Robert Grieco

    A psychological thriller if ever I saw one. Fingers crossed!!!

  230. Erica Petty

    Sounds like another great book to add to my TBR. Thank you!

  231. Christal M

    Looks like a great read!

  232. Sunnymay

    This story looks like a stay up all night read. I lopve the excerpt with the shaking of the popcorn just like I used to when young.

  233. Ryan

    Fantastic!! Looking forward to reading the whole book!

  234. Lori Mohre

    I love thrillers ! The description of the characters is so well done that I instantly felt connected to them. 🌷📖

  235. jjohnson46

    This has me intrigued! It’s on my TBR!

  236. Deborah Snyder

    I can’t wait to read this book!!!

  237. Damita Underwood

    Can’t wait to read it!

  238. Terry Pearson

    You had me at “I hit her with a rock”. Innocent people do confess.

  239. Susan Morris

    Looking forward to reading this one!

  240. Elizabeth Cheney

    Already hooked on this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  241. Elizabeth Cheney

    Already hooked! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  243. Cathie

    Wow! This excerpt was so intriguing to read. I need to know what happened. Thank you for the opportunity!

  244. Ivy Pittman-Outen

    Intriguing opening.

  245. TCasteel

    This one is on my ‘to read’ list.

  246. Andrew Beck

    Great start! So many ways the plot could go! Hope it keeps me guessing!

  247. balexander9212

    I can’t wait to read this!!! I’ve been stalking this book for months. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

  248. Saundra K. Warren

    I have GOT to read this book!!!

  249. Renee Morgan

    I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!!

  250. Jolanda Miller

    I’m so excited! This sounds like an amazing thriller. Definitely on my tbr list.

  251. Mary E

    Great! I am already hooked! Thanks for the chance to win

  252. Nancy Wolfe

    This book sounds great; would love to win it!

  253. Limecreek

    Even if I don’t win the book I will probably buy this book to read. It was very interestiing and I want to read more.

  254. SassyFrassy

    Good reading. This will be one you won’t want to put down. Definitely won’t get bored with this one.

  255. Jill Miller

    Sounds like a great book — thanks for the contest!

  256. LeMinou

    Sounds very intriguing. Thanks for the chance.

  257. Jen

    Thanks for the chance. Sounds intriguing

  258. Rhonda Struthers

    This novel looks good. Thank you for the chance to read it.

  259. Beth Talmage

    Having read the excerpt, I’m really excited to enter the contest!

  260. Patricia M Nicklas

    Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway

  261. Caitlin Bogart

    Can’t wait to read this one! Sounds awesome!

  262. MelindaB65

    This sounds like a great read! I’m already reeled in.

  263. Teresa Warner

    Would love to get a copy!

  264. Harley Martin

    Wow, seems like something to look forward to!

  265. sandra burns

    This looks like an interesting read. Just the fact, that she is the breadwinner, and hubs stays at home with the kids, is different.

  266. Jean Garman

    The book looks very good!! Can’t wait to read!

  267. MaryLynn Hayes

    Thrillers are my favorite genre. This one sounds like a winner!

  268. CORTNEY SPARKS

    I’ve been hearing some amazing things about this book!

  269. Shelby Forbes

    Ahhh – I cannot wait. Definitely on my TBR!

  270. Jackie Plese

    Can’t wait to read

  271. Rhonda D

    Loved the slice of family life!

  272. Joseph Novak

    Like reading the writer’s mind.

  273. Peggy Miller

    This excerpt has piqued my interest. I want to read the complete book. I hope I win a copy.

  274. Peggy Miller

    I want to read the rest of this book. The excerpt made e interested.

  275. Rebecca Joy Mensinga

    I am going to add this book to my TBR! It sounds so good! Thanks for the giveaway.

  276. Kara T

    Looks great!

  277. cindy houde

    Looking forward to reading it.

  278. Diana Hardt

    It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  279. paul klumbach

    bring on Alex Cross to help

  280. Jessica

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  281. Karl Barth

    This looks intriguing. I’d love to get a copy of it.

  282. babiz2514

    This excerpt totally caught my attention! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  284. maryjriner

    Wow! Very intriguing. I can’t wait to read this book!

  285. Karen Terry

    I have never heard of this author. I would love to read this book

  286. lynn johnson

    This is one I won’t put down.

  287. Lorrie Mandanici

    Sounds like a book I won’t be able to put down – would love to have the chance to read this!

  288. Carol Ezovski

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  289. Linda Block

    Enjoyed reading this, and both my husband and I would like reading it, thanks for the giveaway.

  290. marymac8

    Ah, my kind of book, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy

  291. Erin Fahrer

    Pick me!

  292. Sherry Rehbock

    I keep hearing about this book!

  293. cjsmith79

    Haven’t heard of this author. Going to look for him now! Very engrossing. I’m looking forward to reading the books!

  294. sskrout

    They both sound like page-turners! Thank you for the opportunity!

  295. Demetra Houston

    At first I was interested but the more I read, the more I liked it. I really would like to know more

  296. Kimberly

    Waiting impatiently for this to be released.

  297. Dayna Brown

    Sounds intriguing , an exciting page turner!

  298. Sharon

    Sounds like a great read!!

  299. Linda Leonard

    If the content is indicative of the title, “Every Last Fear” sounds like we’re in for an exciting ride. Would enjoy reading I’m sure!

  300. Rena

    Looks intriguing!

  301. Lonna Wornstaff

    Gotta have this book! I love everything criminal. 😍hurry and write even more!

  302. bpanowich

    Fantastic novel. Big Alex Finlay fan. Outstaning editing job.

  303. Lonna Wornstaff

    I gotta have this book! 😍 really need it! Biggest crime fan ever!

    • Lonna Wornstaff

      Sorry, told me it didn’t post the first time 😔

  304. Jerry Wainfeld

    Looking forward to this thriller. Thanks for the opportunity.

  305. Carolyn

    This looks like a great book! Looking forward to reading it.

  306. Nickknack1910

    I happened to find you through a Facebook Advertisement, I’m glad I did. I enjoyed the bit I just read, so I will definitely be checking out your work. I was looking for a new Author.

  307. mary dickenson

    I’m already sucked in!!!!

  308. Cricket33

    The excerpt is extremely intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. If not, it will definitely go on my TBR list.

  309. kleonard13

    I can’t wait to read this!

  310. Trisa @ Absolute Bookishness

    Can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the chance! ^_^

  311. Cindy

    I would love to win Every Last Fear! Sounds intriguing!

  312. Tera Borden

    Oh! I would really love to get this book as a prize! I love book mail!

  313. theresa norris

    Sounds like a great book. Would love to know the who, what, where.

  314. Chickenlady

    On my to be read list. Thanks for the chance to win a copy! Great author!

  315. kwyave

    Thanks for this sneak peak. Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy and it would be super cool to win one

  316. tamararz

    Loved the sneak peak!! Can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the chance of winning a copy!

  317. Jen Poffenberger

    Got my 🤞

  318. Anita Sue Hamilton

    Characters involved in scary stuff! I would like to read this book.

  319. Debbie Biscosi

    Thanks for the give away! This looks like a real page turner.

  320. Anita Sue Hamilton

    These characters are involved in scary stuff. I would like to read this book.

  321. Anita Sue Hamilton

    I like these characters involved in scary endeavors.

  322. downeaster

    I would love to win this

  323. bellows22

    This sounds like a great book! Its on my TBR list

  324. Linda Farabaugh

    Enjoyed reading the excerpt. It makes me want to read the whole book. Thanks for a chance to win.

  325. barbara devine

    Interesting

  326. Marjorie Manharth

    Oh, no! Hooked by the excerpt and then it ended. Would love to finish the book!

  327. Kim Heiser

    This sounds good and I’d love to win a copy!

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