03/11/2013 (press release: michelle2020) // Westminster, CO, U.S. // Michelle Francis
A debut novelist’s psychological thriller delivers page-turning action surrounding an amnesiac woman’s mysterious appearance in a hollowed-out tree. Who is the beautiful Jayne Doe, and why does someone want to kill her?
In a book market saturated by fast-paced mysteries and thrillers, it’s difficult for many authors to fit in character development. Former technical writer and freelance author S.D. O’Donnell manages to integrate a well-developed cast and an action-packed plotline in Deadly Memories, the first of a four-part book series. The novel focuses on ex-detective Saul Becker, who learned the hard way not to get involved in the troubles of beautiful women. But what else can he do when a barefoot, catatonic Jayne Doe turns up practically in his backyard? Who is she, and what is she so afraid of?
O’Donnell’s novel appeals to a wide audience by covering emotional topics such as failed relationships, domestic abuse and alcoholism. It follows the adventures of Jayne Doe (so named because she can’t remember anything about her past) and Saul, who finds himself drawn to the vulnerable, yet impressively direct woman. As Saul uses all of his skills and training to track down the past stalking Jayne, they are drawn headlong into more danger than either expected. It’s a book that reels readers in with its dark, foreboding undercurrent and a realistic cast of characters.
“It was important for me to maintain strong character development at a page-turning pace, which is why Deadly Memories is the first of a four-part book series,” said O’Donnell. “Each novel is meant to delve into a particular aspect of the main characters’ makeup as they learn to deal with their past, and how it affects their present. The series will allow readers to learn what makes Saul and Jayne tick and to witness their emotional evolution.”
As part of the book launch, a virtual book tour for Deadly Memories starts today with Orangeberry Book Tours. To view the schedule, visit http://bit.ly/12J8rE0.
Deadly Memories (WindStorm Books, $14.99, 317 pages, paperback, ISBN 978-0-9884556-0-3 or $4.99, e-book, ISBN 978-0-9884556-1-0) is available on Amazon.com at http://amzn.to/YyTJKa.
About the Author
S.D. O’Donnell has a degree in Languages (German and English) and has worked as a free-lance author, a technical writer, a business consultant and a multi-media producer. After many years in the business world, she decided to try her hand at her first love: writing fiction. The end result of that journey is her debut novel Deadly Memories, the first of a four-part book series. For more information about the author or her psychological thriller series, visit www.sdodonnell.com.
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