The Cry Beyond the Door

The Cry Beyond the Door

by M.A. Koontz M.A.


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After being kidnapped and almost killed by a psychopath, Darla "Dar" Kelly's only hope was for a normal life with her new business, The Contented Canine. But when she stumbles across evidence that her recently murdered father had hired a PI —and had kept it from her — her life becomes anything but normal. Suspicious that someone is trying to block her every attempt to solve the mystery, Dar's problems mount further when bizarre things start happening to her that she can't explain, and a recurring dream begins to bleed into her daily life. New secrets of her own hinder not only her search for answers, but also her relationship with Dr. Shawn O'Reilly.

With the help of her therapy dog, Merlin, Dar tries to comfort a comatose John Doe that her old friend, Detective Mike Shafer, is trying to identify, and everyone else seems to want dead. Strange connections to her own search emerge. Her old friends, including those with the FBI, become involved as murders multiply and Dar once again finds her life in danger.

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ISBN-13: 9781543989595
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 11/23/2019
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 976,561
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

M.A. Koontz is the author of SHARDS OF TRUST and its stand-alone sequel, THE CRY BEYOND THE DOOR. She has also co-authored MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, a children's chapter book, with her granddaughter, Hailey Landreth.

Her short story, "The 20/20 Club" was published in MURDER 20/20: A Speed City Crime Writers Anthology. Another short story, "An Eerie Bump in the Road" will appear in their next anthology, TRICKS OR TREAT: Tales of all Hallows Eve, to be released in September 2021. Koontz has had other short stories and articles published in both newspapers and magazines. Her short stories are all written as Mary Ann Koontz.

A life-long resident of the Midwest, Koontz currently resides in Indiana with her husband, Tom.

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