I hope y’all are doing okay and hanging in there. I was just browsing Google and learned that today is International Sloth Day (how cute is that?) and National Day on Writing . Now this last one is an absolute WOW coincidence, because today is a big deal for me in the writing department. 😊
KILLER SCORE, my second novel from The Irish Garda Squad, has launched today!
What’s it about?
Obsession is a dangerous thing, especially if you’re the target…
Detective Evan Gallagher has exchanged his job as an FBI agent for a position within Ireland’s police force. An Garda Síochána rarely deals with serious crime, and Evan thinks Dublin would be a quiet place to start over—but he’s proven wrong.
Psychologist Chelsea Campbell never thought that volunteering as profiler for the Garda would change her life so drastically—until Detective Gallagher calls her to a murder scene in the middle of the night.
Is this a one-time impulse, or is the killer’s agenda only starting? As hard as Chelsea and Evan struggle to solve the case, neither of them expects a second dead body so soon. Working against the clock, they have to win this cat-and-mouse game before the killer claims the next intended victim—which happens to be one of them.
What’s the idea behind it?
Well, like most of my books, this one started with a grain of reality. Basically, it all began with cyber-stalking (I will delve into that in a later post). Last year a friend told me that someone I was briefly in school with had fallen in hate with me. I hadn’t seen or spoken to this person in almost twenty years, so you can imagine my surprise when I looked at the stalker’s social media page and discovered dozens of posts full of trash talk. My name was never mentioned, but it was obvious I was the target. Someone had an obsession with me, without my knowledge.
I wondered of course if this person had medical psychological issues, or if this was just a childish way to pass the time. It’s usually some of both. Unfortunately, social media stalking is frightfully popular—probably more than you realize. The first thing to do when you deal with a stalker is to report the issue to the social media platform, block the stalker, and determine if he/she represents a real danger. If so, contact the authorities immediately.
It’s not a problem to be taken lightly, which is how I came up with the idea for Killer Score—by wondering how far a person like that would go to hurt the object of their obsession. And the rest is fiction… mostly. 😉
KILLER SCORE is available everywhere e-books are sold.
If you haven’t read Dare Game, the first book in the series, but would like to give Killer Score a chance, go for it! The books can be read as stand-alones and do not contain cliffhangers.
Stay safe and healthy,