When Chris Patchell is not hiking in the woods or hanging out with family and friends, she is an author of gritty suspense fiction and works in hi-tech. Chris fell in love with writing in the third grade when she wrote a five-page story on vampires. Although far from perfect, even then Chris’s intricate plot was so good, her father refused to believe that she didn’t steal it from a comic book.
Years later, Chris started writing again. Her gritty suspense novels are filled with drama and angst. To learn more about Chris and her book, visit www.chrispatchell.com. Join her on Facebook for book giveaways and more gritty fun suspense at www.facebook.com/authorchrispatchell.
In the Dark
Marissa Rooney stands in her daughter’s empty dorm room, a half-used vial of insulin clutched in her trembling hand. Brooke has been missing for days. Her roommate hasn’t seen her since that night in the bar. And if Marissa has Brooke’s insulin, it means that Brooke does not.
The missing person’s investigation takes a sudden and deadly turn when the police discover the body of another college student who went missing a week before Brooke. Desperate to find her daughter, Marissa fears time is running out.
But she isn’t alone in her terror. A phantom from Marissa’s past is lurking in the shadows, waiting in the night, and holding her family captive…In the dark.
"An edge-of-your-seat suspense novel. It scared the hell out of me. Read it with the lights on!" ~Robert Dugoni - Amazon #1 and New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Grave
Husband and wife stand on opposite sides of a divide created by lies and rooted in a dark and deadly past…
As a teenager, Jill Shannon fell victim to her stepfather's cruel abuse. Now as an adult, Jill's made it - she has a successful career and a solid, if not static, marriage to Detective Alex Shannon. Together they live out what seems to be a perfect life in Seattle.
The vow she made as a teenager to never again be a victim lies dormant - until one day a reporter lures her to his hotel room under the pretense of an interview - and suddenly all of it comes rushing back. Jill seeks revenge on the reporter, triggering a series of events that leads Jill down a wormhole of retribution, forcing her to spin an ever-widening web of lies.
Meanwhile, Alex is pulled into a case of a series of murders that began as cyber relationships. There seems to be a familiar fingerprint on these crimes, but Alex refuses to believe the murderer could be someone close to him.
“Chris Patchell”s debut novel, Deadly Lies, is a taut, fast-paced thriller that grabs you from the start and doesn’t let go. Patchell is a master storyteller with a real talent for creating pulse-pounding suspense.”—Kevin O’Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author of Unspeakable.