In the first book of the Jade Harrington series, FBI Agent Jade Harrington searches for the serial killer of conservative radio personalities, while Senator Whitney Fairchild is in a cutthroat campaign for the presidency. The lives of Jade, Whitney, and the killer are on a collision course, which might impact the future of the United States of America.
DEATH IS THE PRIZE IN A TWISTED GAME
An ex-football player is brutally murdered. A National Ballet dancer inexplicably commits suicide. The only link between the two deaths is Dr. Roger Peterson, a famous psychiatrist and bestselling author.
Toronto PI Samantha McNamara doesn’t want to believe her friend manipulated the dancer into committing suicide or that he was capable of the vicious murder. But Roger was sleeping with the victim’s wife—a patient—and her husband intended to go public with a complaint that would destroy the doctor’s life.
When Sam’s fiancé, ex-OPP Inspector Reece Hash, receives a shocking suicide letter from the ballerina, Roger’s unethical conduct unravels. But the psychiatrist could be a pawn in a sick game. As the pieces fall into place, a ruthless killer plunges Sam and Reece into a terrifying nightmare. Their only chance of survival is to outwit a cunning psychopath whose greatest pleasure is the game.
The rules are simple: trust no one and stay alive.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
While working in health care, I became increasingly concerned about the lack of funding for the early detection of mental health issues and the limited resources available for people to seek help. If you look at the key indicators of anti-social personality disorder, it’s frightening to realize the number of people who most likely suffer this disorder. Sure, most of them aren’t going to kill, but the potential risk to society is still high. It is common to read newspaper stories about people suffering psychotic breaks and committing unspeakable crimes. I wondered what life experiences could motivate the collapse of a person’s humanity. The idea for this novel took root. From there, the characters journeyed down a road and I trailed along behind them.
Deadly Lies will be $0.99 from 12/25/2015 – 12/31/2015.
Husband and wife stand on opposite sides of a divide created by lies and rooted in a dark and deadly past …
In the suspense/thriller novel, Deadly Lies by Chris Patchell, Jill Shannon, fell victim to her stepfather’s cruel abuse as a teenager. 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.
Dead Lies is an intense thriller that Kevin O’Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author of Tell Me Your Sorry called “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.”
This thriller is available in both print and ebook format.
About In the Dark by Chris Patchell
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.
But Marissa isn’t alone in her terror. A phantom from her 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
This Thriller is available in both print and ebook formats.