Donna Rand has had it up to here with the late-night banging from the apartment upstairs. She needs her rest; in her job as assignment editor at Boston’s top TV news department, Donna is orchestrating coverage of the most lurid crime spree to hit New England since the Boston Strangler: the Packing Crate Killer case. Thanks to her noisy neighbor she finds herself enmeshed in a story that could cost her far more than a few sleepless nights. If she’s not careful, she’ll become part of the story; dismembered and neatly packaged in a wooden crate like all the other victims.
The Profiler’s Daughter is a psychologically haunting thriller that combines murder mystery, love triangle, and family intrigue in one satisfying page burner.
Sky Stone was born into the wealth and privilege of Boston’s oldest Brahmin family but chooses instead to follow in the footsteps of her deceased father, legendary FBI profiler Monk Stone. In the chilly morning hours before the Boston Marathon, when a beautiful university student is found strangled and mutilated, her body left at the base of Heartbreak Hill, Sky returns from self-imposed exile to investigate. Thirty-six hours into the investigation, Sky’s world turns upside down when she is fired from the Homicide team. They pin the murder on an innocent man, forcing Sky into a treacherous game of cat and mouse with the real killer. From the stately mansions of Beacon Hill to the flat scrubland of central Texas, Sky keeps the reader on a razor’s edge, culminating in a no-holds-barred shoot-out.
The Profiler’s Daughter, the first in the Sky Stone Thriller series, introduces a moody, enigmatic, and brilliant female sleuth with the fierce bite of Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander. As adeptly written as Martin Cruz Smith’s complex Arkady Renko novels, this thriller offers an intriguing plot, richly detailed characters, and an astonishing conclusion guaranteed to leave the reader begging for more.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wrote the book that I wanted to read, in the sense that I longed for a female protagonist that I could relate to: Sky Stone is the quintessential female, a woman who anguishes over love, who doubts herself, whose search for the killer is fraught with obstacles and and hurdles, both personal and physical, that she must overcome. A woman who prevails in the end.