A city on edge – a detective on shaky ground…
A serial killer roams the streets of Brighton, hunting for his next victim.
When the case lands on detective David Mallory’s desk, will his personal demon prevent him from bringing this vicious monster to justice?
As the body count rises, Mallory finds himself sinking under the weight of his heavy secret – one that could jeopardise his job and his reputation.
With the pressure building, can the troubled detective reconcile his issues and solve the case, before more women die?
The Making of David Mallory
It’s funny how some characters come into your life, isn’t it?
Sometimes they arrive fully formed with all their habits and problems already installed, unlike the ones who grew slowly like oak saplings with the roots and then the complicated pattern of leaves and branches as the tree gradually grows to maturity.
I often wonder where my characters come from. It has been suggested that they are all aspects of ourselves, a complex soup of all our thoughts and emotions, plus those of every person we have ever known. None of which explains where my latest detective, David Mallory came from.
Now I know that Kate Devereau, my protagonist from Nine Lives and Out of Time, has a lot of me in her and on reflection, I seem to base the females in my books on the women I know. The men in my books are the characters I have the most fun with, probably because I am trying to create someone I could live with!
We like to think we have a hand in their creation, but I certainly wouldn’t have imagined writing about someone who lives with the nightmare of being born in the wrong body, and then making him the star of a detective story with a little romance thrown in!
I had to do a lot of research and then dig deep to imagine what David Mallory’s world would be like. All too often, people with these problems face a life of struggle and embarrassment, with few pleasant moments. I wanted to show that they can find tenderness and humour, and that with the right treatment, can live happy and successful lives…
Jaye Marie is affectionately known as the giant redwood, probably because she is very tall, but also because of her love for trees. Most afternoons she can be found repotting or taking care of her bonsai collection, but her love of detective mysteries soon brings her back indoors. She has written three fiction novels in this genre, Nine Lives, Out of Time and Crossfire and is looking forward to publishing Silent Payback, her fourth book.
She spends any free time learning everything she can about self-publishing, and despite all the obstacles, she never gives up on anything and is as stubborn as a mule. She also shares a website http://jenanita01.com with Anita Dawes…
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jaye-Marie/e/B00O2ZUFOK/