3 Down

3 Down

by Chris Grams

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Overview

Do you know how to hide a dead body?

Heidi Artz is a recent divorcee nearing her 30th birthday. After buying a condo with the help of her best friend, Jane, Heidi throws a housewarming party. She's got her eye on Jane's sexy assistant and invites him with hopes of landing a date. The party is a success!

Soon after everyone says their goodbyes, Heidi is brutally assaulted. Rage overriding intelligence, Heidi kills her attacker while trying to get away. Scared and uncertain, she calls Jane begging for assistance. While waiting for her friend's arrival, Heidi sees a newscast announcing her ex-husband has been found murdered. At least parts of him have been found.

Worried about being accused of her ex's murder coupled with the murder she's already committed, Heidi agrees when Jane decides calling the police is out of the question. The best friends are determined to get rid of the body themselves.

Heidi has been receiving anonymous notes, dark messages containing instructions she must comply with or suffer consequences. In the beginning, Heidi thought those notes were pranks, jokes to keep her guessing. Now that her attacker is dead, the cryptic messages have to stop – or so she hopes.

Magic – Obsession – Murder

Someone is stalking Heidi Artz. Perhaps it's a lustful neighbor or that perverted coworker who harasses all females. Maybe it's simply a lovesick admirer. The faster she runs, the closer he gets. Hopefully, the police haven't discovered her unintentional crime. Hopefully, they're not following her. She keeps seeing a man in the distance, feels his presence, can smell him lingering. Heidi knows someone's watching and waiting, a snake eager for the right moment to strike.

Trying to focus on the right side of reason, Heidi finds that she and her life expectations have drastically changed. She vows to become self-sufficient and secure her own future no matter what it takes. She must find strength to escape a psychotic medicine man whose supernatural powers derive from a place far more terrifying than a government protected burial ground. With the body count rising, Heidi will have to do the unthinkable in order to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771152464
Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing
Publication date: 06/23/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 461 KB

About the Author

Chris Grams is a former laboratory technician gone rogue author. While earning her degree in Psychology with a side of Criminology from Troy University (Go Trojans!), she began dabbling in murderous story telling. With encouragement from her amazing husband, Brandon, Chris was able to hang up her lab coat and focus on putting her tales to paper. She and Brandon currently live on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico with their science-minded daughter, Sierra, and feisty guinea pig named Piggy LuLu. 3 DOWN is Chris’s first novel. Visit her at www.ChrisGramsFiction.com.

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3 Down 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
dwatson More than 1 year ago
Heidi was at a crossroads in life, she was recently divorced and she just moved into a new condo. She had a little house-warming party which is where things start to go dreadfully wrong. She didn’t realize she had a stalker or that the stalker has people helping him. To make matters worse the stalker has invented a love potion and he knows how to handle his victims. After a new start, Heidi’s world is crashing down around her and the only help she has is from her friend Jane. In order to survive her stalker’s plan of revenge, Heidi has to start to think like a killer and become something she never thought she would be. She is also going to have to learn to hide dead bodies because they are starting to pile up and she can’t trust the police. 3 Down by Chris Grams would be best described as a cat and mouse game where the hunter and the prey roles keep changing. When I first started reading it I thought it was too bizarre and far-fetched. The book starts with a murder and torture scene and then we find out how the murder victim is someone Heidi knows. We then get into Heidi being brutally attacked, which was a real hard scene to read. What I really took issue with though is how all the characters are tied together. It seemed too convenient and made me almost put the book down. For instance, the way we find out how two of the people who are part of the revenge plot are very close to Jane seemed a little odd. Also, there is a scene where a third victim just happens to run into Jane and Heidi and becomes part of their plan. At this point I found myself thinking: “are they going to tell everyone what they are doing.” Little by little though I got drawn in and liked how the characters changed personalities. You see Heidi go from being a vulnerable victim to being a resourceful murderer. You also see Jane prove that she is a strong woman who can handle anything. I also like how the stalker/killer is portrayed. We see that he is narcissistic and pure evil and we get a good glimpse into what makes him tick. Though as strong and over-confident as he is, we also get to see what happens when he pushes two strong women too far. 3 Down has its flaws but its an entertaining read. It’s a good murder mystery with several wicked twists and turns. My favorite scene was during and after when Heidi gets attacked and the range of emotions she goes through. A little later on Jane has a scene with an attacker that is just as good and is the most suspenseful part of the book. Chris Grams even adds a little subtle humor in the book, I found myself laughing at how Heidi and Jane are acting so nonchalant about carrying dead bodies in their car, even stopping to have coffee before they dispose of them. If murder and mayhem are your thing or you ever wanted to know what goes through the mind of a murderer then this book is for you.
Pamela34788 More than 1 year ago
3 DOWN is a book I didn’t want to put down –a serial killer with a shocking fetish that mesmerizes. He uses it on “willing” victims until he runs into Heidi and her friend Jane. These two women will capture your heart –while the serial killer tries to capture theirs. Love to see this one on the big screen! Until then, I can't wait to get my hands on this author’s next book.