Somebody’s murdering authors of thriller books. Guess what? You’re next. SynDee Unser, a fitness instructor and writer of thriller novels, dreams of becoming a bestselling author. Since the death of her husband, she also dreams of finding another Mr. Right, falling in love, and once again embarking on that “living happily ever after” journey. Thus far, however, based on her experience of slow book sales and the lack of dating action, she deems both dreams just that. Pie-in-the-sky dreams. But that’s about to change.
Circumstances draw three bachelors into SynDee’s life. Aimes, a poet she recently met at MeetUp; R.C., a retired Navy SEAL she knows from the Spin class she instructs; and Bart, the owner of the Fiddle and Grub restaurant she frequents. While aroused in the presence of Aimes and R.C., uneasiness settles over her when she’s near Bart. She’s certain more than once he’s secretly snapped photos of her while she was dining.
A serial killer, tagged the “Thriller Book Killer” by a group of amateur cyber sleuths, murders female authors of thriller novels. Indeed, he has mastered the ultimate publicity stunt to catapult authors of thrillers out of e-book obscurity and onto best seller book lists by bringing the writer’s killer to life then murdering the author exactly as described in her book. When the media reports the murder details and the connection to the novel, the dead author’s book rockets to “best seller” status overnight.
SynDee fits “The Thriller Book Killer’s” victim profile perfectly. Perhaps too perfectly. Evidence stacks up. The killer is someone close to SynDee. Could the “Thriller Book Killer” be Aimes? R.C.? Bart? Or…?
Will SynDee identify the real “Thriller Book Killer” before she becomes another of his bestselling dead authors?