A good psychological thriller is always going to make it to the top of my reading list and a new to me author is also going to grab my attention. That’s why I was so pleased to hear from author Jake Parent, with a request to read and review his latest book and why I can’t wait to get started on it. Jake is giving some consideration to a guest post feature and given the intense nature of the premise, I suspect that it might make for some interesting reading, so I am hoping that he will say ‘yes’!
Driven by a desperate need to escape her past, Cristina Rodriguez moves into a picturesque hilltop home with an ocean view. The same place where, four years earlier, a young girl was kidnapped and murdered.
At first, both the house and the scenic California beach town seem perfect. Fresh air. Fresh faces. And the ocean is just ten minutes away. But as Cristina and her daughter set about rebuilding their lives, they soon discover that the past is not about to let go so easily.
A gripping psychological suspense mystery, Cristina will grab you from the first page and keep you guessing until the very end.
Author – JAKE PARENT
Jake Parent now lives in the Washington, DC area, although he grew up in San Jose, CA.
He used to live in a small California beach town he describes as “paradise, but with a kind of seedy underbelly of people addicted to drugs, homeless, and just barely hanging on, thus always providing plenty of fodder for imagined strange goings on” and very similar to the town he uses as the setting for his latest psychological suspense thriller, ‘Cristina’.
Jake’s first book, ‘Only the Devil Tells the Truth’, was a #1 Amazon Bestseller. and his influences include Charles Bukowski, Stephen King, Maya Angelou, John Steinbeck, Honoré de Balzac, Ella Fitzgerald, John Sanford, Jimi Hendrix, Ernest Hemingway, Greg Graffin, Pablo Picasso, Rickey Henderson, and Mac Dre.
Good writing is a symphony of emotions, one that takes patience, creativity, observation, love, and dedication. When I find that balance, there are few things I enjoy more in the whole world. But I’m not sure there’s any one thing that stands out. I really love everything about it.
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Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
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This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!