Death Angel

Overview

Kate and Richard Warner have a quiet life, a routine life, until the one afternoon that changes them forever. Within a few short hours they are thrust into the black hole of every parent's worst nightmare. Suddenly they are at the center of attention of their community, the media, and the police. Richard has been singled out as the primary suspect in a heinous crime that took more than an innocent life. With Richard as a suspect, Kate's life unravels into unbearable chaos, grief, and a whole new world of ...
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Overview

Kate and Richard Warner have a quiet life, a routine life, until the one afternoon that changes them forever. Within a few short hours they are thrust into the black hole of every parent's worst nightmare. Suddenly they are at the center of attention of their community, the media, and the police. Richard has been singled out as the primary suspect in a heinous crime that took more than an innocent life. With Richard as a suspect, Kate's life unravels into unbearable chaos, grief, and a whole new world of deception. After a second murder and Richard's disappearance, Kate sets out to find the killer in their midst and clear her husband's name. She begins to piece together an eerie puzzle, finding clues in the heart of her own community. In Death Angel anguish, suspicion and death combine in the horrifying aftermath of a vicious crime that pits a mother's love against a ruthless killer. In a stunning conclusion, Kate risks her own life to track down and kill the Death Angel.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Powers's third thriller (after Sunflower and Bleeding Heart), a gripping mix of a smalltown police procedural with a snazzy woman-in-jeopardy plot, will remind many of early Mary Higgins Clark and Sandra Browne. Working mother Kate Warner's peaceful life in suburban Pickard, Ill., is shattered when her eight-year-old daughter, Jenny, gets off the school bus one afternoon and disappears just steps away from home. To make matters worse, Kate's husband and Jenny's devoted dad, Richard, becomes the prime suspect. Other suspects include Richard's sophisticated business associate, a local physician and the spooky anonymous caller who keeps taunting the Warners. Despite some predictable twists, this tight suspense novel with its credible characters will keep readers turning the pages. Author tour. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Falling somewhere between Mary Higgins Clark and Tami Hoag in terms of intensity, Powers (Gazebo Rendezvous) presents a compelling tale in which protagonist Kate Warner is dealt a triple blow when her eight-year-old daughter, Jenny, is kidnapped in a matter of seconds and later found dead. Kate's husband, Richard, becomes a prime suspect in the crime, until he disappears and is presumed dead. As Kate reemerges from her grief, her suspicions about her husband's innocence continue to gnaw at her, and she becomes obsessed with finding her daughter's killer. Death Angel races toward a speedy and somewhat abrupt conclusion, and some details are ignored or hastily resolved, but the narrative is nonetheless gripping; a true page-turner. Powers writes well and does a good job of fleshing out the primary characters. Best suited for mystery/suspense/thriller and general fiction collections. Nicole A. Cooke, Montclair State Univ. Lib., NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933515038
  • Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Martha Powers is an award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and humorist. She is the author of nine Regency novels and two thrillers published by Simon and Schuster. Her latest novel, Death Angel (Oceanview) was named a finalist in both the Royal Palm Literary Awards, and National Best Books 2006 Awards, and was selected as a Book Sense Pick.
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