“I believe a man’s worth cannot be defined solely by his goodness but also by his desire to battle that in him which is not good.”
George Vandenberg is in the midst of that battle, a broken man with a volatile temper and haunted by the memory of the young woman he once loved and “accidentally” killed. Wrestling with the guilt and pushed by his psychiatrist to confess the circumstances of her death, he teeters on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
The past collides with the present when the doctor turns up dead, brutally stabbed to death in his office. Stunned and confused, George emerges as the primary suspect even as he becomes a target himself. To prove his innocence, George must face the police, his manipulative wife, and the past he’s been unable to forget. When the truth is finally divulged, no one, including George, is prepared for the collateral damage or the shocking identity of the killer.
Targeted Age Group:
Teenagers through Seniors!
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Because I have only written mystery and suspense, I can’t compare the experience to writing romance or paranormal. I can say, however, that I think the process of taking what is imagined and making it “real” on paper is very much the same.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write as often as you can and seek out feedback from credible sources. Don’t rely solely on your friends and family to tell you if you can write. Enter short story contests, write for magazines, submit essays – all great ways to get both feedback and improve your writing.
Kellie Larsen Murphy is a freelance writer who has worked in both the banking and publishing industries. In recent years, she has written on a variety of subjects and been featured frequently in several mid-Atlantic magazines. Her debut novel, A Guilty Mind, is the first in a series featuring Detective Michael Cancini. The second in the series, Stay of Execution, will be available in late 2013. Kellie lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, four children, and two dogs. She would be happy to hear from readers through her website, www.kellielarsenmurphy.com.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
At odd times in my life, I would find myself starting stories but then abandoning them – often distracted by other responsibilities. Later, after establishing my freelance writing career and with the support of my husband and family, I decided to follow my dream of writing and publishing a book.