HOLLOW SCREAM

The Thomas Family

Book 5
Morgan Hannah MacDonald
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HORRIFYING EDGE OF YOUR SEAT THRILLER where TRUE CRIME meets FICTION

 Women are being murdered in a grisly fashion. The small mountain town of Crescent Hollow has a serial killer, or is it three?

 HIS BURIAL GROUND HAS BEEN DESECRATED

 Forensic psychiatrist Wyatt Thomas has escaped the city to the quiet mountain town of Crescent Hollow to finish his latest book on serial killers.  Cutting himself off from the outside world appears to be a great idea until his work follows him.  A serial killer’s graveyard has been located nearby. As more bodies are unearthed there appears to be three separate MO’s.  The mystery is more than he can resist.

                                                  HE’S PISSED

 Special Agents Annie Thomas and Blake Hayashi of the FBI’s Behavioral Analyst Unit have been sent to the George Washington Jefferson National Forest to aid local law enforcement with a case.  Either a serial killer has been active in the area for roughly fifty years, or three killers are using the same dumping ground.

 YOU’RE DEAD

 Seasoned homicide detective Merrybell Montgomery left her career in Philly to take care of her ailing husband in his hometown of Crescent Hollow, Virginia. Although he passed over a year ago, she’s remained in the picturesque town with no idea what to do with the rest of her life. Suddenly, she finds herself stuck in the middle of a nightmare. She’s being stalked by a serial killer and has no idea what put her in his sights.

                                       THE FINAL SCREAM IS HOLLOW

 Now they must all work together to stop a killer or die trying.

 AUTHOR’S NOTE: The main character in this book delves into the disturbed minds of some of the most horrendous killers of all time. If you are sensitive or have a problem turning off the emotional side of your brain to view these studies in a clinical fashion, please skip the parts written in italics. I promise it won’t interfere with your enjoyment of the story. Thank you.

 ALL THE BOOKS IN THIS SERIES STAND ALONE. NO NEED TO READ THEM IN ORDER.

 

 

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Morgan Hannah MacDonald writes Romantic Thrillers that are NOT for the Faint of Heart.  She’s a two-time semi-finalist in the 2016 KINDLE BOOK AWARDS. She's held many positions including a teller where her hands and feet were bound while armed robbers took over the bank.  Years later she discovered she'd dated a serial killer.  That's when she knew her destiny was in writing, because Fact is stranger than fiction. She belongs to Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She resides in San Diego, California, where she’s busy working on her next novel.  She loves to hear from readers.

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Jun 23, 2017
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
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Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
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A haunting scream floated on the breath of a hot summer breeze. The mournful cry echoed throughout the bayou while the willowy limbs of the Spanish moss swayed in its wake.

HE PROWLS THE CITY

Clarice Bordelon is a journalist at The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans. When her sister goes missing no one will listen - not even her husband. An insensitive remark by a policeman prompts her to research missing women of a certain socioeconomic status and color. The results are staggering. The deeper she digs the more she realizes her city has a huge problem and it’s not new, it goes back years.

BY COVER OF NIGHT

Armed with this new information she tries in vain to convince the authorities to launch a search. Worse, she’s labeled a conspiracy theorist. Clarice fights back the only way she knows how, by writing a series of articles to share her newfound knowledge. In doing so she attracts the attention of the one person she’d warned the city about. Now that his work’s been revealed the killer is eager to share more with the author herself.

DON’T GET CAUGHT

Homicide Detective Jesse Thomas is in New Orleans to attend a conference. He’s brought Meagan McInnis with the intention of turning a business trip into a romantic holiday. Then fate intervenes. They meet up with his old friend, Andre Bordelon and his wife, Clarice. The women hit it off instantly and make plans for multiple excursions.

OUT ON THE STREET

The following evening Thomas runs into a man he’d met in San Diego during the SANDMAN investigation, Homicide Detective Beau Chase who’s recently moved back to NOLA. He’s landed a case involving a serial killer and asks Thomas to lend a hand.

IN THE DARK

Clarice shares with Meagan a grisly experience that happened recently. Then their private swamp tour takes a horrifying turn into a hellish nightmare. Not believing in coincidence, Detective Chase delves into the journalist’s past and finds she’s all but drawn a map for a psychotic lunatic to follow her every move.

ALONE

Now Thomas and Chase must race against time to catch the elusive killer who’s hidden in the shadows for decades.

 ALL BOOKS IN THIS SERIES STAND ALONE. NO NEED TO READ IN ORDER. THANK YOU.

 

BEWARE THE SANDMAN-HE’LL PUT YOU TO SLEEP. . .FOREVER

He collects women. Imprisons them. Plays with them. Tortures them. Then gathers souvenirs. His trophies are many.
 

DON’T ANSWER THE PHONE

The image of a pair of eyes staring back from a darkened abyss haunts Meagan McInnis. She’s become the victim of a vicious stalker playing psychological games. Her dog barks, but when she looks out, no one’s there. Time and time again, the phone startles her awake, but only dead air answers her plea.

Until the night she stumbles upon a grisly display in her garden. 

THE CALLER IS SILENT NO MORE

Homicide Detective, J.J. Thomas, is working his most horrific case to date. The monster he’s hunting ranks up there with Ed Gein. He wouldn’t be surprised to find furniture made out of human skin in the psycho’s living room. 

THEY CALL HIM THE SANDMAN

Thomas is called to a crime scene. The original plan is for him to pass off the investigation immediately to focus on The Sandman. That is until he learns the cases are linked. Better yet, the witness is the key to discovering The Sandman’s true identity. 

                                                     SWEET DREAMS

With his department grossly understaffed, only he and his partner, Shadowhawk, are able to guard Meagan. At the same time they must delve deep into her past to uncover why this twisted killer is obsessed with her before she becomes his next prize.

 

NOTE:  While reading this book, please keep in mind that the original manuscript was written when DNA technology was not as advanced as it is today and people weren’t glued to their cell phones like a lifeline. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                        EVIL LIVES HERE

An elderly woman appears to have committed suicide, but the evidence tells a different story. To add to the mystery is the collection of newspaper clippings spanning decades of people who have gone missing.

                                 BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

Brandon Barnett has been given the promotion of a lifetime. There’s just one problem; he can’t afford a house. Even the apartments cost more than his present mortgage. Then a letter arrives informing him he’s inherited the house of his dreams. He’s heard about the place all his life. The old photographs show a magnificent estate.

                                        IT JUST MIGHT COME TRUE

Alyssa Barnett couldn’t wait to move to San Diego, California. It’s on the ocean and the sun shines year round. She’s just not keen on living in the run-down monstrosity her husband has inherited, but he adores it, so she’ll try and make it work.

                                       ALWAYS TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS

Soon she begins having disturbing dreams. When she awakes she finds herself in the most peculiar places. As the endless renovations continue a hidden room is discovered and along with it clues to the manor’s dark past. Then a horrifying event occurs and she finally has validation. But with every penny they own sunk into the hellish money pit, moving is out of the question. They have no choice but to seek help.

                                                    NO ONE IS SAFE

Jane Spencer and Tim Reeves have been doing paranormal research for many years, but nothing prepares them for what they find at Seacliff Manor. When Tim barely escapes with his life, Jane knows the case is too complex for them to handle so she calls in the big guns; The Thibodeux Foundation out of New Orleans.

                                              NOT EVEN THE STRONG

They send Jake Spaulding and Sara Crow, both born with unique gifts that assist them with extreme cases. Now the team find themselves battling the darkest malevolence known to man. Will they succeed before more lives are lost?

 

ALL BOOKS IN THIS SERIES STAND ALONE. NO NEED TO READ IN ORDER. THANK YOU.

 

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS!

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

“A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl

“This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review)

"A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer)

“The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post

“This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review


Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.

Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.

Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.

From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

NO ONE WILL HEAR YOU SCREAM

 A psychotic killer terrorizing a small mountain town turns his sights on those hunting him.      

Special Agent Cody Thomas, from the FBI’s Violent Crimes Unit in Los Angeles, takes a week off to do a little fishing, maybe a bit of hiking, in Big Bear.

 Meagan McInnis and Jesse Thomas join Cody at the family cabin, but their vacation is cut short when Meagan’s sister, Bridgett, goes missing.

                                               HE'S WATCHING

Deputy Jilly Reid left the Central Homicide Unit of San Bernardino and moved up the mountain to get away from death. Handing out parking tickets and dealing with noise complaints is just fine with her.

                                                   HE'S WAITING

No sooner does Cody hit town when he runs into Jilly and sparks fly, but there's no time waste.  An incoherent call just came into dispatch. A fisherman down in Hunters Cove is carrying on about finding dead bodies. Lots of them.                

                                                     HE'S PISSED

Cody joins Jilly at the scene. What they find doesn’t belong in the sleepy little town. An underwater grave filled with the mutilated bodies of  several women. Chained by their ankles to cinder blocks. Their long flowing tresses waving back and forth with the current. Their distorted faces crying out in a silent scream for all eternity. A serial killer has been using the lake as his own personal dumping ground.

                                                       YOU'RE DEAD

Due to the advanced decomp of the deceased; Cody and Jilly know the victims have been in the water a long time. Naturally they assume the killer has moved on. Until someone starts taunting them with psychological games.  Then women begin disappearing at an alarming rate.  Together they must stop this twisted killer or die trying.

                  WHAT HE SEES WOULD SCARE YOU TO DEATH

 Jon-Luc Boudreaux is in Paris hunting a serial killer. That's nothing new. Seeing the bloody victims in the way they were slain? Not new. But watching the gruesome murders through the eyes of the killer as if he’s committing these atrocities himself? Now that’s something new entirely.

                                                      THE KILLER

 FBI Profiler, Jon-Luc Boudreaux, has a secret-he sees dead people.  That's how he achieved the highest solve rate in the history of the FBI, a fact that did not bode well with his peers. So after years of enduring questions, rumors, and innuendo, Jon-Luc left the FBI.

                                                         IS CLOSER

 While determining his next course of action, he heads to France to visit an old friend. The moment he arrives, he's asked to assist with a case. It’s Fashion Week in Paris and the grisly bodies of mutilated models are popping up all over the city.

                                                          THAN YOU

 After she's blacklisted by the fashion industry in New York, Angela Henderson gets a job in Paris. Designing clothes is in her blood and she'll stop at nothing to realize her dream. The last thing she imagined was becoming the target of a deranged killer.

 THINK

 Now Jon-Luc is on the hunt for the most diabolical killer he's ever hunted and Angie is next on his list. Will he catch this monster in time to save the woman he loves?

 

ALL THE BOOKS IN THIS SERIES STAND ALONE. NO NEED TO READ IN ORDER. THANK YOU.

 

 

 

 

SPINE TINGLING ROMANTIC HORROR THRILLER-STEPHEN KING meets HEATHER GRAHAM

                                     EVIL DOES EXIST

An abandoned house, a serial killer, and a victim reaching out from the grave. A woman races against time to unearth deeply buried secrets before she becomes a ghost herself.

                                       YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Madeline Anderson goes to Isabelle Island, Washington, to sell a family home abandoned over forty years before. Strange things occur the moment she arrives, items move about on their own accord. Noises come from empty rooms. She has a recurring dream of a woman running for her life. But most disturbing is that the wind rustling through the trees sounds like urgent cries. When the cacophony dies down, one single word emerges:                                                                                                                                                                                            Madeline, Madeline, Madeline.

                                      YOU CAN’T HIDE

The man helping her with the renovations, Doug Lindstrom, is certain she’s jumping at shadows because the local kids called the house haunted. That is until he witnesses horrifying events that even he can’t explain. After Maddy’s life is threatened not once, but twice, Doug vows there won’t be a third. He’d rather die saving Maddy than live without her.

                                          THEY SEE ALL                

While searching for answers, Maddy uncovers dark family secrets that only lead to more questions. She digs deeper until she stumbles across evidence of an old cold case involving a serial killer named The Seaside Strangler.

Now Maddy must unmask a killer. The life she saves just might be her own.

ALL BOOKS IN THIS SERIES STAND ALONE. NO NEED TO READ THEM IN ORDER. THANK YOU.

 

  THERE'S A BOUNTY ON THE GRIFFIN'S HEAD BUT SHE WON'T GO QUIETLY.                                          

                                                        THE SHREDDER

Alex has been staying in Boston for the last few weeks while her adoptive mother heals from a stint in the hospital.  She’s reconnected with the family, and with her childhood crush, Shane Donovan.  There’s nothing like being home for the holidays. Especially when your family runs the Irish mob. What starts out as a pleasant Thanksgiving weekend turns into a blood bath when the Murphy estate is hit by a rival hell-bent on taking control of the organization. So what’s the plan for Christmas?

WILL KILL

The only man she’s ever loved, Shane Donovan, is going through a nasty custody battle and needs her help. Whether he knows it or not. Alex is certain that his soon to be ex-wife has skeletons in her closet and is on a mission to unearth them. Each secret she uncovers is darker than the last until the investigation comes to a grinding halt when Alex starts dodging bullets.

THE GRIFFIN

Assassins are crawling out of the woodwork like cockroaches to get her, but just as quickly, they’re murdered. The signature is familiar. It belongs to a maniacal psychopath known as The Shredder. The name alone evokes horror in even the most hardened criminals. He doesn’t simply take life.  Instead he savors each and every drop of blood he elicits from his prey until they beg for death. For him, that’s when the real fun begins.

UNLESS SHE KILLS HIM FIRST

When Alex becomes The Shredder’s next plaything, everyone she loves scrambles to find her, but no one is more driven than Shane Donovan. He’d rather die than let anyone harm a single hair on her head. Now the clock is ticking. Will Shane find Alex in time?

 

  

A haunting scream floated on the breath of a hot summer breeze. The mournful cry echoed throughout the bayou while the willowy limbs of the Spanish moss swayed in its wake.

HE PROWLS THE CITY

Clarice Bordelon is a journalist at The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans. When her sister goes missing no one will listen - not even her husband. An insensitive remark by a policeman prompts her to research missing women of a certain socioeconomic status and color. The results are staggering. The deeper she digs the more she realizes her city has a huge problem and it’s not new, it goes back years.

BY COVER OF NIGHT

Armed with this new information she tries in vain to convince the authorities to launch a search. Worse, she’s labeled a conspiracy theorist. Clarice fights back the only way she knows how, by writing a series of articles to share her newfound knowledge. In doing so she attracts the attention of the one person she’d warned the city about. Now that his work’s been revealed the killer is eager to share more with the author herself.

DON’T GET CAUGHT

Homicide Detective Jesse Thomas is in New Orleans to attend a conference. He’s brought Meagan McInnis with the intention of turning a business trip into a romantic holiday. Then fate intervenes. They meet up with his old friend, Andre Bordelon and his wife, Clarice. The women hit it off instantly and make plans for multiple excursions.

OUT ON THE STREET

The following evening Thomas runs into a man he’d met in San Diego during the SANDMAN investigation, Homicide Detective Beau Chase who’s recently moved back to NOLA. He’s landed a case involving a serial killer and asks Thomas to lend a hand.

IN THE DARK

Clarice shares with Meagan a grisly experience that happened recently. Then their private swamp tour takes a horrifying turn into a hellish nightmare. Not believing in coincidence, Detective Chase delves into the journalist’s past and finds she’s all but drawn a map for a psychotic lunatic to follow her every move.

ALONE

Now Thomas and Chase must race against time to catch the elusive killer who’s hidden in the shadows for decades.

 ALL BOOKS IN THIS SERIES STAND ALONE. NO NEED TO READ IN ORDER. THANK YOU.

 

Like a viper, she strikes when you least expect it. She’s the deadliest operative the CIA has ever known. Alexandria Kingston is The Griffin.

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL

After graduating from The Farm in Langley, Virginia, she’s banished from the only family she’d ever known. Heartbroken and alone, Alex settled in Paris and threw herself into her work by taking every operation the CIA offered, as well as volunteering for those no one else would.  In doing so she’s made herself the most valuable female spy at The Company.

SHE’S CUNNING

Through the years, she’s built quite the reputation. The chatter throughout the underworld is ‘Kill the Griffin,’ but as a master of disguise, no one truly knows what she looks like. Not even her lovers.

UNBELIEVABLY SEXY

Out of nowhere she gets a call to return home.  Alex jumps on the next flight to the States where she learns that her adoptive family is in trouble. The Murphy clan is involved in organized crime and Margaret Murphy is the head of Boston’s Irish Mob. When she is rushed to the hospital word spreads that her life is hanging in the balance.  Someone has decided that he will be the next crime boss and is willing to murder every last Murphy to make that happen. 

UNDENIABLY DANGEROUS

Deception has always been a major part of Alex’s life and returning home means facing the biggest deception of all, the one truth she’s hidden even from herself: her love for Shane Donovan - the only man oblivious to her existence. The real reason she has forsaken romance her entire adult life.

SHE’S THE GRIFFIN

Now Alex has joined her family in taking down the enemy. The only question is, how many will die in the process?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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