HAUNTING SCREAM

The Thomas Family

Book 6
Morgan Hannah MacDonald
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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.

 

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About the author

 Morgan Hannah MacDonald writes Romantic Thrillers that are NOT for the Faint of Heart.  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 sometimes 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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Oct 31, 2017
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444
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

A serial killer on the loose, a woman with a psychotic stalker and a homicide detective who must find the connection before it’s too late.

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

 LOCK YOUR DOORS AND PULL THE SHADES

 Meagan McInnis is being psychologically tormented. Her dog has become restless. He barks incessantly, but when peering out into the darkened abyss, there’s no one in sight. The image of a pair of eyes staring back from the pitch haunts her. The phone startles her awake, only dead air answers her plea. Until the night she stumbles upon a grisly display in her garden.

 THE CALLER IS SILENT NO MORE

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

 THEY CALL HIM THE SANDMAN

 With no one else available, Thomas is called out to a crime scene in the wee hours of the morning. He’s told to pass the case off as soon as possible, so he can focus on his own investigation. But that’s before he realizes the ghastly exhibit and his case are linked.  Better yet, that Meagan McInnis, is the key to discovering the Sandman’s true identity.

 SWEET DREAMS

 With his department grossly understaffed, only he and his partner, Shadowhawk, can see to Meagan’s safety. At the same time delve deep into her past to uncover just how she became the obsession of this sadistic killer before she becomes his next prize.

 NIGHTSCREAM

 NO ONE WILL HEAR YOU SCREAM

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

 Special Agent Cody Thomas, from the FBI’s Violent Crimes Unit in Los Angeles, decides to take a week off in the small mountain town of Big Bear. Do a little fishing, a little hiking.

 HE'S WATCHING

 Deputy Jilly Reid left the Central Homicide Unit of San Bernardino and moved up the mountain to her hometown to get away from death and the devastating things people do to one another. Handing out parking tickets all day is just fine with her.

 No sooner does Cody hit the town when he runs into Jilly, a girl he knew in high school. But there's no time to reminisce, she's in a hurry. An incoherent call came into dispatch. A fisherman down in Hunters Cove is carrying on about finding dead women.  A lot of them.

 HE'S WAITING

 Cody joins Jilly on the call. What they find doesn’t belong in the sleepy little town. An underwater graveyard. A deranged killer used the lake as a dump site. Seven mutilated bodies. Chained by their feet to cinder blocks. Fish food.  Completely unrecognizable.  The only assumption is they’re women because of their long flowing tresses waving back and forth in the current.  Their distorted faces set in a silent scream for all eternity.

 HE'S PISSED

 The victims had obviously been in the water for some time, so naturally Cody and Jilly think the killer is long gone. Until he begins taunting them. He’s out there watching their every move and letting them know he could take them out whenever he wants. Then women begin disappearing at an alarming rate.

 YOU'RE DEAD

 Now they must stop this sadistic killer or die trying.

 LAST SCREAM

 EACH SCREAM COULD BE YOUR LAST

 He kidnaps them. Punishes them. Sends them to Hell. Then displays them so everyone recognizes them as sinners

 IF HE FINDS YOU

 Texas Ranger William Thomas, is called to a gruesome scene where the nude body of a mutilated woman has been found. Kneeling. Trussed to a tree. Hands bound together in prayer. Cradling something ghastly in her arms. No sooner does he catch the case, when the FBI swoops in to steal it.

 HE WILL NEVER

 Special Agent Savannah St. Germaine, is working a case in Louisiana where a killer has been staging macabre scenes right out of the Bible. When a similar MO shows up in Texas, she’s certain it's the same monster and heads to Austin to investigate further. Her suspicions are confirmed, but the powers that be aren't willing to hand over the case. If she wants to work it, she'll have to partner up with one of their own.

 LET YOU GO

 Lorelei Hamilton finally gets the nerve to leave her abusive husband. Everything is well thought out. She’ll ditch her car, dump her cell phone, change her name and establish a new identity. But she hadn't planned on being abducted by a sadistic maniac who makes her husband's violent outbursts look like child's play.

 Now Will and Savy are on the hunt for the most prolific serial killer the South has ever seen. Can they catch him before he claims his next victim?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

***If you love Heather Graham you will love this book. Spooky paranormal happenings at its best.  KOBO Reviewer May 21, 2016

                                     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.

 

                                      EVIL HAS A FACE

The children of New Orleans are disappearing one by one. No bodies have been found. No ransom demands made. Poor or Rich. Black or White. Boy or Girl. The kidnapper does not play favorites.                   

                                               PRAY

Nineteen year-old Jon-Luc Boudreaux is trying to manage his gift. He’s a psychic medium. In other words, he sees the dead. They appear to him as living, breathing people. At times it’s hard to know the difference. One night he is visited by the ghost of a young girl named Charlotte. Her message is simple: Save the children.

                                           THAT EVIL

Jon-Luc has no idea how to do that. He’s not a cop. He knows nothing about finding missing kids. He tries to ignore her, but Charlotte won’t leave him alone until he promises to help. Since her visits started, he’s had some very disturbing visions. When the signs begin to point toward Voodoo, he has no choice but to find an expert.

                                          DOES NOT

Celestine Glapion is a Voodoo Priestess and a descendant of the great Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. The minute Jon-Luc walks into her family’s shop, she remembers him, but he has no memory of her. So when Mama Arelia tells her she must help with this crisis, she’s reluctant to work side-by-side with Jon-Luc. But she’ll do anything for the sake of those innocent lives.

                                           FIND YOU

Their journey takes them to the underbelly of New Orleans where dark magic lives. Jon-Luc escapes death not once, but twice, and still he pushes on. Knowing time is running out, the kidnapper speeds up the schedule. Now the children’s lives hang in the balance and only Jon-Luc holds the key to their survival. Can they rescue them in time?

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

 

 

 

THE FINAL SCREAM IS HOLLOW

When a dog appears with a severed hand in his mouth, local law enforcement searches the George Washington Jefferson National Forest for the rest of the body.  What they find is so shocking that the local sheriff calls in the FBI immediately.    

HIS BURIAL GROUND HAS BEEN DESECRATED

Forensic Psychiatrist Wyatt Thomas has fled to the sleepy mountain town of Crescent Hollow to finish his latest book involving serial killers and the insanity plea.  As the foremost authority on the subject, he’s often asked to assist the FBI with their most difficult cases. He instructed his secretary to hold his calls as well as cut himself off from all forms of news.  All his attempts to hide fail miserably when he hears that multiple dismembered corpses were discovered in the vicinity. As more victims are unearthed there appears to be three separate MOs.  The mystery is more than he can resist.

HIS ANGER IS UNSURPASSED

Special Agents Annie Thomas and Blake Hayashi of the FBI’s Behavioral Analyst Unit have been sent to a small town in Virginia to aid local law enforcement with a disturbing case.  Either a deranged murderer has been active in the area for roughly fifty years, or three separate killers are using the same dumping ground.

SOMEONE MUST PAY

Homicide Detective Merrybell Montgomery left her career with the Philadelphia Police Department to move her ailing husband to his hometown. Now that he’s passed, she’s lost. Although romance was the last thing on her mind, she finds herself falling in love with the visiting author, Wyatt Thomas. Then her dream turns into a nightmare when she learns a deranged killer is stalking her.

NO ONE IS SAFE

That’s when Wyatt teams up with his sister, Annie, and her partner, Blake, to stop the most devious killer of his career, or die trying.

 Authors 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.

 

 

***If you love Heather Graham you will love this book. Spooky paranormal happenings at its best.  KOBO Reviewer May 21, 2016

                                     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.

 

                                                        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.

 

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