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The Fear In Her Eyes
     

The Fear In Her Eyes

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by Grant McKenzie
 

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From internationally-acclaimed thriller writer Grant McKenzie comes a novel that hits perilously close to home, and will keep you guessing until the last page.

What if everything you believed about the worst event in your life was a lie?

Ian Quinn’s day begins with an anonymous death threat, but that’s not entirely unusual in his line of work

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From internationally-acclaimed thriller writer Grant McKenzie comes a novel that hits perilously close to home, and will keep you guessing until the last page.

What if everything you believed about the worst event in your life was a lie?

Ian Quinn’s day begins with an anonymous death threat, but that’s not entirely unusual in his line of work as a court-ordered child protection officer. The frustrated parents of his clients often need someone to lash out at — and Ian makes sure that he is the easiest target.

But the threat is nothing compared to the envelope stuffed into his hand by a foul-smelling vagrant who mutters the cryptic message, “He says he’s sorry” before scurrying away.

The envelope with his name scrawled across the front contains a lone visitor’s pass to the Oregon State Penitentiary, and the accompanying message fills Ian’s heart with both terror and revulsion.

The author of the note destroyed Ian’s life. In the blink of an eye, this drunk-driving scum took the most precious thing in Ian’s life.

Worst of all, Ian had watched it happen.

And now the bastard wants to see him.

The message is short. Only seven words.

I was paid to kill your daughter.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Ian Quinn spends his day working with deadbeat moms and dads while overseeing court-appointed custodial visitations. He hopes that he can save the children from becoming like their parents. In his personal life, he’s on the verge of divorce; his young daughter was killed by a drunk driver, and the resulting grief shattered his marriage. Then Ian receives an envelope containing a prison pass with a note indicating that his daughter’s death was no accident, and one of the children under his care vanishes.

Verdict McKenzie (Switch; No Cry for Help; K.A.R.M.A) tells a tight and suspenseful story that fans of James Patterson will find enjoyable. The resolution is a bit of a letdown, but that is a minor nitpick and compensated for by a terrific sympathetic lead and a baffling scenario.—Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L.
(c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From the Publisher
Praise for the novels of Grant McKenzie:

SPEAK THE DEAD

"Speak The Dead is a powerful new addition to the thriller market. Grant McKenzie’s writing is sharp, insightful and drips with suspense, and Sally is the believable protagonist one finds in a Harlan Coben novel. Hang on. This one rockets from the start and the pages just keep turning to the thrilling end.”
—Robert Dugoni, #1 New York Times bestselling author of My Sister’s Grave

"Part murder mystery, part supernatural thriller, SPEAK THE DEAD starts fast right out of the gate and keeps gaining momentum, the kind of book that grows in interest and what's truly at stake as the story unfolds.”
—Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of Don't Look Twice and One Mile Under

SWITCH
"A terrific little-guy-in-big-trouble thriller moving at warp speed - with the emphasis on warp."
—Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

"Grant McKenzie really knows how to make a story move."
—Linwood Barclay, bestselling author of No Time For Goodbye

"Think Harlan Coben on speed with a heart breaking compassion that will literally have you biting your nails."
—Ken Bruen, bestselling author of the Jack Taylor series

'Switch crackles with suspense and is as tense as a switchblade opening in a dark alley.'
—Rick Mofina, international bestselling author of Six Seconds

"Switch is not merely good, it's damned good."
—David Hagberg, best-selling author of Joshua's Hammer

K.A.R.M.A.
"Grant McKenzie is a terrific novelist." —Tess Gerritsen

“K.A.R.M.A. is one fine piece of work”
—Andrew Vachss, New York Times bestselling author

"I was gripped from page one." —Stephen Leather

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781940610092
Publisher:
Polis Books
Publication date:
06/10/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
226,352
File size:
663 KB

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Meet the Author

Grant McKenzie is the internationally-published author of four edge-of-your-seat thrillers, plus an ongoing mystery series set in San Francisco. His debut novel, Switch, was published by Bantam UK, Heyne Germany and Penguin Canada before launching in the U.S. and Taiwan. His other novels include: No Cry For Help, K.A.R.M.A. and Port of Sorrow. Both Switch and K.A.R.M.A. are available from Polis Books.

Under the pen name, M.C. Grant, he writes the Dixie Flynn series that began with Angel With A Bullet, continued in September with Devil With A Gun, and will return in 2014 with Baby With A Bomb. His short story "Underbelly" appeared in the First Thrills anthology edited by Lee Child from Tor/Forge.

As a journalist, Grant has worked in virtually every area of the newspaper business from the late-night “Dead Body Beat” at a feisty daily tabloid to senior copy/design editor at two of Canada’s largest broadsheets, and Editor-in-Chief of Monday magazine. He currently resides in Victoria.

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The Fear In Her Eyes 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story line. It kept me interested throughout. The main character was likeable at first. Then he just seemed to beat everybody up, which got a little old and made him less likeable. If you're not an avid reader and just looking to take something with you on vacation, find a better book. If you read a lot and need some more material, this is a decent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read amazing author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first McKenzie book and wasn't disappointed. Ian Quinn is a sympathetic and realistic character, and some of the twists genuinely surprised me. I'll definitely check out his other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May be Grant's best novel yet - and that's saying something!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy his books. He knows how to keep the story moving. ~*~LEB~*~