A Chilling Psychological Thriller
Six months after an unspeakable crime, Michigan police find a missing five-year-old wandering across the frozen surface of Lake Superior. Authorities discover her abductor brutally murdered in a wilderness cabin, but the child has no memory of her captivity or rescue.
Thirty years later, Gabriella vanishes again after making a frantic call to 911. A gruesome crime scene shocks authorities and evidence of homicide leads to the arrest of her husband. To protect him from prison, Toronto PI Samantha McNamara and former police Inspector Reece Hash must unravel Gabriella's haunted past. And the key lies in the ominous truth behind a thirty-year-old abduction.
But the web of deception that Sam has woven around her own past begins to disintegrate when their investigation reveals clandestine ties her father had to Gabriella's childhood. As Reece’s suspicions mount, Sam struggles to guard her family’s secrets and untangle the mystery that is Gabriella.
The Twists Keep Readers Turning the Pages
Praise for Skully, Perdition Games
“A fast-paced mystery featuring plenty of excitement.”—Kirkus Reviews (featured in Kirkus Reviews Magazine)
“A chilling tale that grips from start to finish.”—Reader's Favorite
“Good pacing and many twists.”—San Francisco Book Review
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About the Author
L.E. Fraser completed her post-secondary education in Toronto and moved to London, Ontario with her husband, two sons, and three pugs. Raised on military bases, her introduction to unique people and experiences fed a lifelong desire to write. She combines her passion for psychology and criminology in her Perdition Games novels, where the monsters you can’t recognize are more frightening than the ones you can.
Each novel has a unique plotline and features returning protagonists Toronto PI Samantha McNamara and ex-OPP Inspector Reece Hash.
Visit her at www.perditiongames.com and catch her on social media.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a page turner!!! Move over Gillian Flynn, here is some healthy competition.
Ms Fraser's books have the most despicsable characters I have experienced in books. The growth of her main character,Sam, is the redeeming quality with suspenseful plots. CB
Good creepy story
A very sick person to do that to a child
Reviewed by Eduardo Aduna for Readers' Favorite L.E. Fraser's Skully, Perdition Games blends paranormal and psychological horrors to craft a chilling tale that grips from start to finish. Gabrielle LeBlanc is a strange housewife with a mysterious past. When she disappears and all evidence points to her murder, Samantha McNamara and Reece Hash must delve into a sordid past and dredge up buried secrets, some of which can profoundly impact their own lives. There are a finite number of twists possible in any given thriller. This makes veteran readers, through years of experience, aware of hints, smoking guns, and foreshadowing events that can make predicting the next scene a lazy affair. Skully, Perdition Games plays with the reader's head, mixing it up by throwing a bevy of different twists that give the elusive feeling of being actually surprised and shocked at the revelations in each new chapter. Sam and Reece are a pair people would root for, and Gabrielle is a character I found myself making excuses for until the very end of the novel. The novel is dark and gritty and takes an unflinching look at violence and gore. Given this, the novel does not rely solely on these devices to create a pervasive sense of horror; rather, the author uses subtle machinations to make the reader more scared of what's happening off-scene. L.E. Fraser has shown that she can create a complex thriller that blends numerous layers to truly craft a three-dimensional story. I look forward to the next adventure of Sam and Reece, at the same time hoping and dreading for more of the complicated Gabrielle.