Emergency Room Physician Brent Cummings is harboring secrets he’d rather leave in the shadows of his past. He also happens to be addicted to prescription painkillers.But,when he finds a dead woman in a foggy park,all his skeletons come tumbling out of the closet.In a deadly race against time,Brent attempts to alter the future so that he might finally let go of the past.Will he heed the warning in the fog,or will fate prove more dependable than the good doctor?
AUTHOR: EDWARD LORN
TITLE: FOG WARNING
For sixteen years,Simon Connelly’s successful wife has gone to her law office each day,while he has stayed home to raise their children.Though Simon has loved taking care of Jake and Laney,it has cost him a part of himself,and has made him an anomaly in his pretty,suburban neighborhood the only stay-at-home dad among a tight circle of mothers.
Shepherding them through childhood,the angst-ridden father has tried to do the best for the kids, even if he often second-guesses his choices.For sunny,outgoing Laney,it’s been easy.But quiet Jake has always preferred the company of his books or his sister to playdates and organized sports. Now that they are in high school,Simon should feel more relaxed,but he doesn’t.He’s seen the statistics,read the headlines.Then,on a warm November day,he receives a text:There has been a shooting at the high school.Racing to the rendezvous point,Simon is forced to wait with scores of other anxious fathers and tearful mothers,overwhelmed by the disturbing questions running through his head.How many victims were there? Why did this happen? One by one,parents are reunited with their children.Their numbers dwindle,until Simon is alone.Laney has gone home with her mom. Jake is the only child missing.As his worst nightmare unfolds,Simon begins to obsess over the past, searching for answers,for hope,for the memory of the boy he raised,for the mistakes he must have made, for the reason everything came to this. Where is Jake? What happened in those final moments? Is it possible he doesn’t really know his son? Or he knows him better than he thought? Jake could not have done this or could he?As rumors begin to ricochet,amplified by an invasive media,Simon must find answers.But there is only one way to understand what has happened . . . he must find Jake.
AUTHOR: BRYAN REARDON
TITLE: FINDING JAKE
Annie Darling,owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore,is hosting a party to celebrate successful Southern literary icon and former Broward’s Rock resident Alex Griffith and his bestselling new novel,Don’t Go Home.But after the local paper announces that Griffith aims to reveal the real-life inspirations behind his characters,perhaps the author should take his own advice.Not everyone in town is ready to give him a glowing review.As Annie attempts damage control,her friend Marian Kenyon gets in a heated argument with Griffith.It’s a fight Annie won’t soon forget especially after the author turns up dead.Despite an array of suspects to match Griffith’s cast of characters and a promise to her husband,Max,to steer clear of sleuthing Annie’s not about to let the police throw the book at her friend when the real killer remains at large…
AUTHOR: CAROLYN HART
TITLE: DON’T GO HOME
What if the hiding spot you escape to becomes more dangerous than the place you ran from?
Aurina Patrick is an ambitious young woman,whose only mistake was letting someone get too close. The day she is brought into the police department for questioning,her life changes forever.When Aurina discovers that someone she trusts has involved her in a series of murder investigations,her sister Ryanne joins her in a search for the truth.As the situation unravels,the Patrick sisters realize their lives could be in jeopardy.When the sisters are taken to a remote location,the struggle for safety truly begins.
AUTHOR: EMERALD O’BRIEN
TITLE: DARKNESS FOLLOWS
Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia.Recently separated from his wife Alice,he is doing his best as a single Dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah.His work seems to be going better than his home life,however.His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is.But when he takes on a new patient,Eric’s entire world begins to crumble.Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it.That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Max a high risk patient.Max can’t turn off the mental rituals he needs to perform every fifteen minutes that keep him calm.With the pressure mounting,Max just might reach the breaking point.When the girl is found murdered,Max is nowhere to be found.Worried about Max,Eric goes looking for him and puts himself in danger of being seen as a “person of interest” himself.Next,one of his own staff turns on him in a trumped up charge of sexual harassment.Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric’s life?
AUTHOR: LISA SCOTTOLINE
TITLE: EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES
Her refuge invaded,her serenity shattered,her heart captured… When researcher,Grace Talbot,and her team discover a possible solution for weight loss,they become targets of a group dedicated to controlling the multi-billion dollar a year diet-product industry.Her unsanctioned testing methods bring tragedy to the family ranch,and the attention of the local sheriff’s deputy.With her colleagues dead, missing,and on the run,she soon realizes she must trust the deputy with her life,but can she trust him with her heart?
AUTHOR: KIM MCMAHILL
TITLE: A DOSE OF DANGER
Natty and Sean Wainwright are happily married.Rock solid in fact.So when Natty’s oldest friend,Eve Dalladay,appears just as their daughter collapses on a school trip in France Natty has no qualms about leaving Eve with Sean to help out at home.Two weeks later and Natty finds Eve has slotted into family life too well.Natty’s husband has fallen in love with Eve.He’s sorry,he tells her,but their marriage is over. With no option but to put a brave face on things for the sake of the children,Natty embarks on building a new life for herself.And then she receives the note.Eve has done this before,more than once,and with fatal consequences.
AUTHOR: PAULA DALY
TITLE: KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE