Falling from a life of wealth and substance, to inside one of America’s most notorious prisons, prominent orthopedic surgeon Phil Sawyer is incarcerated for the voluntary manslaughter of his wife. While confined, he finds himself on the trail of a serial killer that infiltrates the walls of San Quentin. After finding himself in the infirmary for getting involved in an incident that didn’t concern him, Phil struggles with the decision to stick his neck out. But he can’t ignore the rise in suspicious deaths among the African American inmates. With the aid of an empathetic nurse and help from the outside, he tries to identify the unexplained cause of their cardiac arrests. He finds himself out on early release and heads to Solomon Cove, a peaceful town in Maine. But, could the tranquil town all be a façade, or has the serial killer made their way across the country to seek revenge?
From wealthy Los Angeles, to the justice in San Quentin, and the serene landscapes of Maine, you will applaud the friendships and hear the cry as you ride the roller coaster of emotions this story will bring.
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“Another reader-pleaser. An utterly tense-filled mystery that’ll have you gasping, sweating and trembling.”
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Another reader-pleaser. An utterly tense-filled mystery that’ll have you gasping, sweating and trembling.
So, on to the plot. We have Phil Sawyer, a successful orthopedic surgeon who is incarcerated for the voluntary manslaughter of his wife. He falls from a rich life to one of poverty, relocating to the slums of San Quentin. During his downfall, Phil meets a great man who teaches him what life is really about. What really matters. This somehow leads them on the trail of a dangerous individual! Truly a thrilling mystery with tonnes of breathlessness and suspense. There is particularly great character work in this one! We grow to love the protagonist.
‘No Second Chances’ takes you on a ride of emotions. After an unfortunate event, Phil finds himself in a difficult position. You really feel for Phil. I hear you thinking, why would we feel for him? But when you read the book and understand the complexities of the story, you will be siding with him. He falls from the very top to the gutters of the bottom, having to bring himself back up. That in itself shows character and determination. We can all put ourselves in that position as most of us have experienced stress and loss in our lives, and had to pick ourselves up.
Just when things start to go well for Phil, something very odd starts to happen in his new town of residence. Using his contacts, Phil delves deeper into a mystery he wishes he had never uncovered. Then, when someone he cares about is at risk, Phil decides he has no choice but to get involved.
If you are craving a book that you just can’t put down, this is it! As the plot thickens and mystery envelopes, the tale only becomes more addicting. From the very first page you’ll struggle to stop reading, but as the story goes on, you won’t be able to stop. A little tip? Make sure you don’t have too many projects, because you won’t want to do anything in your free-time except read this. It will consume your thoughts; you will crave it like a drug addict craves cocaine.
I have to be honest, this is the third book I have read of Kim’s, and each is incredible and explores different themes and issues. She delves into various careers, plots, sub-plots and locations. The only running theme is mystery, suspense, and of course remarkable writing; they come as standard. So do yourself a favour, and treat yourself to ‘No Second Chances’.
About the Author
Kim Carter is an award-winning author of suspense, mystery and thriller novels.
She was a finalist for the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award and a recipient of the 2017 TCK Publishers’ Readers’ Choice Award for her book Murder Among The Tombstones. This is the first book in her Clara and Iris Mystery series. The characters in this series are a couple of overly curious widows who become private investigators. These funny women were inspired by Kim’s mother and her mom’s best friend.
Her other titles include Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle, When Dawn Never Comes, Deadly Odds, No Second Chances, and her latest, And The Forecast Called For Rain.
Kim’s writing career started after she suffered an illness that made her housebound for a couple of years. An avid reader of mystery novels herself, she embarked on writing as a means of filling her time. She began to share those early writings with friends and family who encouraged her to pursue writing professionally. Her health struggles and successes have been chronicled on The Lifetime Television in early 2000, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Women’s Day Magazine, and Guidepost.
Prior to her illness, Kim worked in many different capacities in county government as her “Day Job,” but ultimately, it was her job as a correctional officer that provided her the opportunities to talk and interact with a diverse group of people. Her experiences ran the gamete of inspiring success stories to tragic endings, much like her mysteries.
She self-published her first book No Second Chances. One of the guest speakers at the launch party she had at the Performing Arts Center in Newnan, Georgia included her close friend retired Atlanta Police Chief Eldrin Bell. This connection would become helpful as she started doing more research for other books, this time working with a small publishing house.
Kim began networking and made connections with numerous homicide detectives, medical examiners, and prison officials. Her research has taken her many places including morgues, death row, and the occasional midnight visit to cemeteries.
Kim is a college graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She and her husband have three successful grown children and reside just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
Kim’s books can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BAM, and Indie Bound.
You can learn more about Kim and updates on new book releases and events by visiting her Official Author Website – www.kimcarterauthor.com
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