“When a neighborhood seems more like a typical high school clique, you know things will not turn out well.”
In Catherine McKenzie’s new novel, FRACTURED (Lake Union Publishing) bestselling novelist Julie Prentice, her husband, Daniel and their twins move from the Pacific Northwest to the mid-west and what they believe will be a slice of heaven. Julie has been the target of a stalker after writing the bestselling novel, “The Murder Game” and it’s no longer safe for their family to stay in Tacoma, Washington. They’ve moved to what they believe is the idyllic community of Mount Adams, a district outside Cincinnati, Ohio.
She doesn’t know anyone in her new town, but she takes daily early runs every morning and is soon running with her next door neighbor, John Dunbar. An accident happens on their street and she finds herself once again the target of unsettling harassment.
“We know where you live.…”
Has Julie’s stalker, Heather Stanhope found her, or are her neighbors out to get her, too? And what’s with the woman who thinks she can reign over the neighbors with her rules in the “Pine Street Neighborhood Association?” As tension in the neighborhood rises, new friends turn into enemies, and the results are deadly.
Is Julie a reliable narrator, or seeking attention? Life can seem lovely in Mount Adams and in an instant, completely change. The alternating points of view between Julie and her neighbor, John keep the pace moving and McKenzie manipulates time, so the reader must pay attention. FRACTURED is a tense thrill ride that asks the question: do you ever really know your neighbors?
Catherine McKenzie has fast become one of the psychological thriller genres most outstanding authors. I’ve been fortunate to have read some fabulous suspense novels this month, including Karin Slaughter’s, A KEPT WOMAN last week and McKenzie’s writing has elevated to that playing field, after early chick-lit focused books.
FYI: In Catherine’s novel, FRACTURED, Julie Prentice writes a book called, THE MURDER GAME. THE MURDER GAME by Julie Prentice will be published November 1st.
About Catherine McKenzie
Catherine McKenzie, a graduate of McGill University, practices law in Montreal, where she was born and raised. An avid skier and runner, Catherine’s novels SPIN, ARRANGED, FORGOTTEN and HIDDEN are all international bestsellers and have been translated into numerous languages. HIDDEN was an Amazon #1 bestseller and a Digital Book World bestseller. Her fifth novel, SMOKE, was an Amazon bestseller, a Goodreads Best Book for October 2015, and an Amazon Top 100 Book of 2015.
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Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Lake Union Publishing we have one copy of FRACTURED to giveaway. Just tell us if you’ve ever been the subject of stalking or some kind of harassment. We’ll announce a winner this Monday, on Halloween.