Composed: An Ash Park Novel (#8)

Ash Park

Book 8
Pygmalion Publishing
This book will become available on October 31, 2020. You will not be charged until it is released.

“A riveting and original serial-killer saga that will keep you frantically turning pages to the hair-raising conclusion.”

~Bestselling author Emerald O’Brien



Detective Petrosky never wanted to be a killer. But he is. 


Fresh off leave after a justified shooting, Edward Petrosky is battling his own brain as much as he is the world around him. His ex-wife has finally stopped calling, and he’s even pulled away from his neighbors. The chief of police might be the only person helping to keep Petrosky sober.


When a woman is found dead near a local running trail, the city goes on high alert. Not only was the victim posed, but her body had been altered as if a crazy plastic surgeon had taken a scalpel to her. This killer is meticulous, careful—in Petrosky’s experience, the most dangerous kind of psycho. But then a second victim turns up, and she hasn’t been mutilated in quite the same way. Strange for a perfectionist suspect. Had the perp been interrupted, or is there a more sinister explanation? Perhaps they’re dealing with a copycat, or a pair of killers—the citizens of Ash Park might be in more peril than Petrosky had anticipated.


But when the chief of police is abducted, the case shifts into unchartered territory. The killer they’re after doesn’t just want to play with his victims—he wants notoriety. And the only way he’ll get it is if Petrosky opens up about the case, a move that could put the chief’s life in more danger. 


And that’s a risk Petrosky cannot take. Petrosky’s only shot is to find their perp before the maniac slices into his boss—the only friend he hasn’t managed to push away. Can he catch the killer and muzzle his demons? Or will this case awaken the devil he’s been trying to silence?



Composed is a dark, twisted, thrill ride from bestselling author Meghan O’Flynn. If you like Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes, Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk, or Emerald O’Brien’s Knox and Sheppard Mysteries, you’ll love this 8th installment from the Ash Park series!

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About the author

With books deemed “visceral, haunting, and fully immersive” (New York Times bestseller, Andra Watkins), Meghan O’Flynn has made her mark on the thriller genre. She is a clinical therapist and the bestselling author of gritty crime novels, including Shadow’s Keep, The Flood, and the Ash Park series, supernatural thrillers including The Jilted, and the Fault Lines short story collection, all of which take readers on the dark, gripping, and unputdownable journey for which Meghan O’Flynn is notorious.


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Publisher
Pygmalion Publishing
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Published on
Oct 31, 2020
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781947748019
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English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FAMISHED


“Wickedly entertaining . . . the perfect precursor to the Ash Park series, and every bit as shocking.” 

~Kristen Mae, bestselling author of Red Water


THE ASH PARK SERIES STARTS HERE…


Edward Petrosky joined the Ash Park police force with two goals in mind: escape the military and silence the demons that followed him home from the war. And no one soothes those traumas better than his fiancé, Heather—he doesn't even mind that she has a checkered past of her own.


But his dreams are obliterated when one night, on a routine call, Ed stumbles upon a scene as horrifying as any he’s seen in combat: Heather’s bloody body, half-buried in the snow. Though his superiors order him to stay away from the investigation, Ed can’t help but notice the inconsistencies in Heather’s case—her supposed cause of death doesn’t mesh with what she’s told him about her past. 


When another body turns up, Ed realizes that Heather’s murder wasn’t an isolated act of violence; this new victim was connected to the same shelter where Heather volunteered and attended the same church where a kindly priest seems to know more about the murders than he should. And the detectives working the case seem indifferent to these links despite being no closer to finding Heather’s killer.


Now Ed must choose whether to play by the rules or sacrifice his career to seek justice for the woman he was supposed to spend his life with. One thing’s for certain: Ed can’t go down without a fight, because Ed isn’t the only one seeking vengeance. 


And in Ash Park, the innocents aren’t always who they appear to be.



Chilling, and as twisted as you’ve come to expect from Meghan O’Flynn, Salvation will keep you glued to the pages. If you like James Patterson’s Alex Cross series, Tana French’s Murder Squad series, or Vargus and McBain’s Violet Darger FBI thrillers, you’ll love Ash Park.

IN ASH PARK, THE MONSTERS AREN’T WHO THEY APPEAR TO BE.


Whether he’s hunting sadistic serial killers or protecting what’s left of his shattered makeshift family, Detective Petrosky’s wise-cracking snark and intolerance for even the tiniest smidge of nonsense makes him the most endearing jerk to ever wear a badge. With heart-pounding twists, multidimensional characters, and enough fearless intensity to leave you breathless for more, the Ash Park series by clinical therapist turned bestselling author Meghan O’Flynn has everything you could want. If you liked Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects and Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes trilogy, you’ll love Ash Park. 


This 3 book boxed set includes the first three thrillers in the Ash Park series — nearly 1,000 compulsively readable pages. And for a limited time, you can get it for 25% off! 



“Mesmerizing, unsettling, and oh, so addictive. Like the parade of ghoulish killers Detective Petrosky hunts, you’ll never leave Ash Park the same.” ~Bestselling author Mary Widdicks


“Haunting…the Ash Park series should be everyone’s next binge-read.” ~New York Times bestselling author Andra Watkins


“Dark, gritty, and raw, with twists and turns you don’t see coming. O’Flynn’s Ash Park series will take your mind prisoner.” ~Bestselling author Kristen Mae


“Visceral, fearless, and immersive.” ~Award-winning author Mandi Castle



FAMISHED


A poem scrawled in blood. A girl with a secret. And a killer who will stop at nothing to find her.


Ash Park, a run-down suburb of Detroit, might not be the most idyllic place to live, but for Hannah Montgomery, it’s safe. At least, it feels that way until a serial killer starts dicing up women from the shelter where she volunteers.


Hannah manages to convince herself the killings have nothing to do with her brutal past—but then her boyfriend is murdered in the same ruthless manner as the others. And the police think she may have had something to do with it.


The cops are right about one thing: Hannah is responsible. Because she knows who the killer is. Now she must face the fact that she brought a monster with her to Ash Park—and his appetite for blood is insatiable.


CONVICTION


Conviction means nothing when you’re dead wrong. 


Shannon Taylor takes no prisoners—save the ones she tosses into lockup. Between convicting criminals as an Ash Park district attorney, dealing with her jerk ex-husband (who also happens to be her boss), and caring for her dying brother, Shannon is already stretched thin. So she’s less than thrilled when new evidence from a closed case emerges—evidence suggesting she threw a young mother in jail for a murder she didn’t commit.


Shannon knows the girl is hiding something. But something, or someone, has frightened her into silence.


When Shannon becomes the target of a series of cryptic and bloody warnings, she begins to understand the girl’s fear. But if she wants to keep her family safe, she has no choice but to expose the true killer. Will her persistence free an innocent woman, or will it turn her family into helpless targets in a madman’s game?


Conviction runs deep. Courage runs deeper. And nothing in Ash Park is as it seems.


REPRESSED


An idyllic family. A detective with a past. And a sadistic kidnapper hell-bent on destroying them all.


Newly-married detective Curtis Morrison spends his days working to heal the ails of society to make up for his own checkered past. But though he's come a long way from a life of deadly secrets he can't fully recall, not even his wife and baby daughter can silence the old addiction still rattling around in his brain.


And he's about to learn that a history like his is not one you can escape from.


When his wife and child go missing, Morrison finds himself drawn into a nightmare game controlled by a sadistic monster hell-bent on making him pay for sins he's repressed for nearly twenty years. But whoever took his wife isn't after her—they want Morrison to suffer.


Now Morrison must reexamine a past he thought he'd left behind to save the people he loves, awakening a beast he's worked hard to forget. What he discovers is far worse than he imagined, every clue dragging him further from the life he's painstakingly built.


The clock's ticking. And this time, he might not make it out alive.


“Cunning, delightfully disturbing, and addictive, the Ash Park series is an expertly written labyrinth” (award-winning author Beth Teliho). You don’t want to miss this one!

Yesterday, Shannon threw an innocent woman in jail, leaving a murderer on the loose. Today, a killer threatened her family. Tomorrow, he’s coming for her. 


"[A]n intense and suspenseful murder mystery. It captured me from the first chapter and held me enthralled until the final page." ~Susan Sewell, Reader's Favorite


"A white-knuckled thrill ride from first page to last." ~Andra Watkins, NYT bestselling author of Hard to Die



CONVICTION MEANS NOTHING WHEN YOU'RE DEAD WRONG. 


Shannon Taylor takes no prisoners--save the ones she tosses into lockup. Between convicting criminals as an Ash Park district attorney, dealing with her jerk ex-husband (who also happens to be her boss), and caring for her dying brother, Shannon is already stretched thin. So she's less than thrilled when new evidence from a closed case emerges--evidence suggesting she threw a young mother in jail for a murder she didn't commit. 


Shannon knows the girl is hiding something. But whatever the secret, it is even more compelling than the hope of freedom--the girl won't talk. 


When Shannon becomes the target of a series of cryptic and bloody warnings, she must find a way to protect everyone she holds dear. Will her persistence free an innocent woman? Or will her pursuit of the truth turn her family into helpless targets in a madman's game? 


Conviction runs deep. Courage runs deeper. And nothing in Ash Park is as it seems.



Conviction is the wildly provocative second novel in Ash Park series by bestselling author Meghan O’Flynn. If you’re a fan of J.D.Robb, Jennifer McMahon, or Laura Lippman, the Ash Park series is for you!

An idyllic family. A detective with a past. And the sadistic kidnapper hell-bent on destroying them all. 


"Chilling, suspenseful, and impossible to put down."~Kristen Mae, bestselling author of Red Water



WHERE YOU GO, YOUR PAST FOLLOWS.


For once in his life, Curtis Morrison has it good.


A newly-married detective on the Ash Park police force, Morrison spends his days working to heal the ails of society to make up for his own checkered past. But though he's come a long way from a life of deadly, bloody secrets he can't fully recall, not even his wife and baby daughter can silence the old addiction still rattling around in his brain. 


And he's about to learn that a history like his is not the kind you can escape from.


When his wife and child go missing, Morrison finds himself dragged into a nightmare game controlled by a sadistic monster hell-bent on making him pay for sins he's repressed for nearly twenty years. Whoever took his wife isn't after her--they want Morrison to suffer. And with each day that passes, his family's situation grows more dire. 


Now Morrison must explore a past he'd hoped he'd left behind to save the people he loves, awakening the beast he's tried so hard to forget. What he uncovers is far worse than he imagined, every clue dragging him away from the life he's painstakingly built and back to a place he'd very nearly succumbed. 


The clock's ticking. And this time, he might not make it out alive.



This dark and gritty third novel in the Ash Park series from bestselling author Meghan O’Flynn will keep you awake far past your bedtime. “A worthy heir to Patricia Cornwell and Tana French, Repressed is a heart-racing reminder that some people aren't who they seem to be." (NYT bestselling author Andra Watkins)

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FAMISHED


“Wickedly entertaining . . . the perfect precursor to the Ash Park series, and every bit as shocking.” 

~Kristen Mae, bestselling author of Red Water


THE ASH PARK SERIES STARTS HERE…


Edward Petrosky joined the Ash Park police force with two goals in mind: escape the military and silence the demons that followed him home from the war. And no one soothes those traumas better than his fiancé, Heather—he doesn't even mind that she has a checkered past of her own.


But his dreams are obliterated when one night, on a routine call, Ed stumbles upon a scene as horrifying as any he’s seen in combat: Heather’s bloody body, half-buried in the snow. Though his superiors order him to stay away from the investigation, Ed can’t help but notice the inconsistencies in Heather’s case—her supposed cause of death doesn’t mesh with what she’s told him about her past. 


When another body turns up, Ed realizes that Heather’s murder wasn’t an isolated act of violence; this new victim was connected to the same shelter where Heather volunteered and attended the same church where a kindly priest seems to know more about the murders than he should. And the detectives working the case seem indifferent to these links despite being no closer to finding Heather’s killer.


Now Ed must choose whether to play by the rules or sacrifice his career to seek justice for the woman he was supposed to spend his life with. One thing’s for certain: Ed can’t go down without a fight, because Ed isn’t the only one seeking vengeance. 


And in Ash Park, the innocents aren’t always who they appear to be.



Chilling, and as twisted as you’ve come to expect from Meghan O’Flynn, Salvation will keep you glued to the pages. If you like James Patterson’s Alex Cross series, Tana French’s Murder Squad series, or Vargus and McBain’s Violet Darger FBI thrillers, you’ll love Ash Park.

“Intense. Feral. Deliciously unhinged.”

~Kristen Mae, bestselling author of Underdog



Seven people. A locked storm shelter. Inevitable starvation.

What could you do to survive? 


Victoria Larson and her husband, Chad, are sitting on their rooftop, waiting for the end. For three days, they’ve watched their coastal Louisiana town turn into a lake, battered by an unprecedented series of hurricanes. With the levees obliterated, the waters rise higher and higher—the next storm is sure to swallow their house whole.


Just when all hope seems lost, a rescue boat emerges through the driving rain; a woman named Windy plucks them from their roof and motors them to a waterproof bunker—to safety. There, with a ragtag group of other evacuees, Victoria and Chad bed down and prepare to wait out the storms. 


But it isn’t long before Victoria notices a few things seem…off. The cement bunker has a door that locks from the outside. Many of the boxes of food don’t contain food at all. The bottles of water smell like rubbing alcohol. And everyone in the group has a secret; even Victoria’s own estranged husband seems to have known their captor prior to making the trek to the shelter. And some of her fellow evacuees are far too intent on defending the woman who locked them in this dungeon. Are they really storm victims like Victoria? Or are they accomplices in a sick game?


One thing is certain: none of them will survive if they can’t find something to eat. And if the stories the others tell about Windy are any indication, Victoria suspects their captor’s plans are far more evil than simply watching them die of malnourishment. 


The blade Windy gave her is proof enough of that.  


And it won’t be long until starvation devours the last of Victoria’s sanity.



Tightly plotted and deliriously wicked, this psychological thriller will leave you breathless. Fans of Nick Cutter and Paul Tremblay will love The Flood. 

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FAMISHED

A gruesome crime. A vicious predator. And a detective on the verge of losing everything.

“Creepy and haunting...a fully immersive thriller.”
~NY Times bestselling author Andra Watkins

“Riveting, horrifying, and devastating, Hidden is a book you will not soon forget.”
~Kristen Mae, bestselling author of Red Water

HE’S BACK.

Detective Edward Petrosky has always felt the pain of the world like a razor blade in his gut, even more so when he considers the killers who have escaped conviction. But he can’t let that stop him, not after a grandmother is found murdered on her front lawn, the victim of some machete-wielding psycho.

The case is strange from the outset: no one heard a thing despite the public nature of the crime. An unknown child’s footprints cover the property without a trace of the kid. And a grisly discovery in the basement has the entire police force stunned. Nothing makes sense. Whatever secrets their victim had, she’d taken them, quietly, to her grave.

But when another woman’s corpse turns up with a familiar brand on her ribcage, Petrosky realizes the horrible truth: a killer he’d thought was long gone from Ash Park has remained, lurking in their midst. And who knows how many victims this butcher has collected? For those he’s kidnapped, any day might be their last, imprisoned, unseen, with only their screams and a deranged lunatic for company.

Now Petrosky must risk everything he holds sacred to track the most sadistic killer Ash Park has ever seen, a man whose thirst for carnage extends far beyond mere bloodletting. But saving innocent lives will require an unbearable sacrifice.

One from which he may never recover.

Hidden is the emotional fourth book in the hair-raising Ash Park series. If you like Blake Crouch, Dean Koontz, or Paula Hawkins, you’ll love Ash Park.
‘I loved this book… I was hooked and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next… to say I devoured this book is a little bit of an understatement… What a great book!’ Dark Twisty Books

 

Suzanne Tyler barely knew her father. But when she’s given a series of secret diaries and eight mysterious photographs of women from his possessions, she knows she won’t be able to rest until she knows the truth about him. 

 

To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.

But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death... So why did he have a picture of her?

 

Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his diaries? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move?

 

Chilling and utterly page-turning, The Serial Killer’s Daughter is a compelling thriller, perfect for fans of C.L. Taylor, Rachel Abbott, and Tom Bale.

 

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‘The character development in this psychological thriller is sublime… Without doubt one of the most twisted serial killers I’ve encountered… Very twisty.’ It’s All About Books

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