Now I wasn’t going to post anything on Being Anne today – I’d decided that weekends would be my days of rest. But when Joyce Schneider told me that her new thriller, Watching You, just went up for pre order… well I couldn’t resist. Joyce has been my guest on Being Anne before, as part of the blog tour for Her Last Breath (you’ll find the article here): I’ll be featuring an extract from Watching You on April 25th as part of the blog tour. Watching You is the third police/psychological thriller by J.A. Schneider featuring intuitive NYPD detective Kerri Blasco, due for release on April 25.
The cover – as always from Joyce – is gorgeous. And what’s inside really sounds rather good too…
A serial killer texts his victims first. A detective vows revenge. He comes after her.
In the chill of an October night, Detective Kerri Blasco is called to a bizarre murder scene. Leda Winfield, a young volunteer for the homeless, has been shot. Her cell phone displays the frightening text, WATCHING YOU, and into her back, hideously pushed with a hat pin, is a note with the same awful message. Leda’s socialite family and friends insist that no one would have wanted to harm her, but Kerri isn’t convinced.
Until another random young woman is killed in the same way. Kerri and her team profile a monstrous killer who enjoys terrifying his victims before stalking and killing them. But how does he get their phone numbers?
Kerri soon finds that the killer is after her, too, and that the key to finding him may just be in the homeless shelter. When the body count rises, she vows to stop the madman – even if it means battling her own personal trauma, risking her job, her love relationship with her boss Alex Brand, and her life.
See what I mean? Come back and read that extract on 25th April…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
J.A. (Joyce Anne) Schneider is a former staffer at Newsweek Magazine, a wife, mom, and reading addict. She loves thrillers…which may seem odd, since she was once a major in French Literature – wonderful but sometimes heavy stuff. Now, for years, she has become increasingly fascinated with medicine, forensic science, and police procedure. She lives with her family in Connecticut, USA.