Thursday, 17 January 2019

Spiral Into Darkness by Joseph Lewis

Spiral Into Darkness by Joseph Lewis
Published by Black Rose Writing today, the 17th Jan 2019.

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He blends in. He is successful, intelligent and methodical. There are no clues. There are no leads. The only thing the FBI and local police have to go on is the method of death: two bullets to the face- gruesome and meant to send a message. But it’s difficult to understand any message coming from a dark and damaged mind. Two adopted boys, struggling in their own world, have no idea they are the next targets. Neither does their family. And neither does local law enforcement.

Excerpt #1 = FBI Briefing Metro-Milwaukee 

The FBI was called in to help with the serial murders taking place in the Metro-Milwaukee area. The following is the profile that was developed jointly between a psychiatrist from the area and a profiler from the FBI out of Quantico.

“I believe we’re looking for a male between the ages of thirty and fifty, more toward the younger end. He’s either single or divorced. He’s more than likely educated and a professional who blends in and functions well in society. Somehow, at least in the unsub’s mind, each one of the victims are connected, and the unsub has created a pattern.”

“What pattern?” an older cop asked.

“Well, he shoots his victims once or twice, never more than that. He shoots them in the face. And we know at least in the last instance, the unsub had a brief conversation with the victim, Gwen Fortune. We can assume he had a similar brief conversation with each of his victims.”

“But we don’t know for sure,” the female profiler, Agent Jo Weist, said.

Alamorode smiled, nodded and said, “It is an assumption, not a fact.”

“Why the face?” a young cop asked from the front.

Alamorode thought it over and said, “It could be as simple as a convenience, but I ... we believe there’s more to it than that. We think he’s trying to erase them.”

“Erase them?” another cop asked.

The shrink nodded and said, “By shooting them in the face, he alters their identity. Think of it as erasing their existence.”

Meet the author

Joseph Lewis has written five books: Caught in a Web; Taking Lives; Stolen Lives; Shattered Lives, and Splintered Lives. His sixth, Spiral into Darkness, debuts January 17, 2019 from Black Rose Writing. Lewis has been in education for 42 years and counting as a teacher, coach, counselor and administrator. He is currently a high school principal and resides in Virginia with his wife, Kim, along with his daughters, Hannah and Emily. His son, Wil, is deceased.

Lewis uses his psychology and counseling background to craft his characters which helps to bring them to life. His books are topical and fresh and appeal to anyone who enjoys crime thriller fiction with grit and realism and a touch of young adult thrown in.

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  1. I actually shuddered reading this. Two shots to the face? Oi.

  2. First, because of the title, I though it was a mental health book (depression)
    Then because of the blurb I realized I may be right! "A dark and damaged mind"! (shudders)

    1. And the author has a psychology background so I think this thriller will get very dark

  3. Thanks for sharing about this book. The excerpt intrigues me, the title sounds dark already and the short sentences in the blurb makes me sure this is going to be a good thriller!

    1. I wonder if it might get too vicious for me though it does sound exciting