Wrong Light

· Oceanview Publishing
7 reviews

About this ebook

Shamus Award, Lefty Award, and San Diego Book Award finalist

Perfect for hard-boiled PI and Noir fans who like a tainted hero living by his own code

Naomi Hendrix's sexy voice hovering over the radio waves isn't the only thing haunting the Southern California nights. A demented soul is stalking Naomi, hiding in the shadows of the night, waiting for the right moment to snatch her and fulfill a twisted fantasy.

When Naomi's radio station hires PI Rick Cahill to protect Naomi and track down the stalker, he discovers that Naomi is hiding secrets about her past that could help unmask the man. However, before Rick can extract the truth from Naomi, he is thrust into a missing person's case—an abduction he may have unwittingly caused. The investigating detective questions Rick's motives for getting involved and pressures him to stop meddling.

While Rick pursues Naomi's stalker and battles the police, evil ricochets from his own past and embroils Rick in a race to find the truth about an old nemesis. Is settling the score worth losing everything?

A must-read for fans of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch and Robert Crais' Elvis Cole

While all of the novels in the Rick Cahill PI Crime Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is:

Yesterday's Echo
Night Tremors
Dark Fissures
Blood Truth
Wrong Light
Lost Tomorrows
Blind Vigil
Last Redemption
(coming November 2021)

Ratings and reviews

7 reviews
Linda Strong
December 4, 2018
PI Rick Cahill is hired by a radio station to protect Naomi Hendrix, the sultry voice that has everyone in awe on a nightly basis. It seems like she's picked up a stalker who calls himself Pluto. He has a fantasy and he has a plan. While Cahill accepts the job, he has misgivings about Naomi .... she seems to have secrets from her past that she's not sharing. Meanwhile a missing person puts him at odds with the police and then he gets a call from an old enemy ... one that he owes a favor to. While Rick pursues Naomi’s stalker and battles the police, evil ricochets from his own past and embroils Rick in a race to find the truth about an old nemesis. Is settling the score worth losing everything? This is a well written, action-packed, page turner. Although 5th in a series, this reads well as a stand alone. I literally could not put this one down until I finished reading every single page .. I was riveted by the story and the action. There are twists and turns that seem to appear out of nowhere. I was not prepared for the surprising, yet fitting, ending. Many thanks to the author / Oceanview Publishing / Netgalley / Edelweiss for the advanced digital copy of this crime fiction. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
1 person found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Mimi Berry
January 23, 2019
Well written
Did you find this helpful?

About the author

 When Matt Coyle was fourteen his father gave him The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler. Since then, Coyle has dedicated his writing career to hard-boiled PI mysteries following the haunted character Rick Cahill. He is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and lives in San Diego with his yellow lab, Angus. Coyle’s debut novel, Yesterday’s Echo , won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the San Diego Book Award for Best Mystery, and the Ben Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Fiction. Night Tremors was a Bookreporter.com Reviewers’ Favorite Book of 2015 and was an Anthony, Shamus, and Lefty Award finalist. Both Dark Fissures and Blood Truthwere also Lefty awards finalists and Top Picks on Bookreporter.com, and Blood Truth is nominated for 2018 Shamus award for Best Private Eye novel. Wrong Light is Coyle’s fifth Rick Cahill novel.

Rate this ebook

Tell us what you think.

Reading information

Smartphones and tablets
Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
Laptops and computers
You can listen to audiobooks purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.
eReaders and other devices
To read on e-ink devices like Kobo eReaders, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Follow the detailed Help Center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.