Silent Payback by Jaye Marie #NewRelease #Suspense @jaydawes2

I’m pleased to host Jaye Marie and her new release, Silent Payback. This looks like a must-read!

About Silent Payback

A city on edge – a detective on shaky ground…

A serial killer roams the streets of Brighton, hunting for his next victim.

When the case lands on detective David Mallory’s desk, will his personal demon prevent him from bringing this vicious monster to justice?

As the body count rises, Mallory finds himself sinking under the weight of his heavy secret – one that could jeopardise his job and his reputation.

With the pressure building, can the troubled detective reconcile his issues and solve the case, before more women die?

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Chapter 19

After leaving the police station, the interview kept replaying in Will’s mind. When they had questioned him after his mother-in-law went missing it had been informal, with simple, run of the mill questions, all polite and respectful. Today had been different.

The man in charge of the interview made his opinions clear, and almost accused him outright of killing his wife and her mother too. Poor Julie, how she would have laughed about that. He missed her sense of humour and the way she always found something to laugh at.

It was a great pity she had ruined everything by insisting on bringing that dreadful woman into their home. He tried to remember if she had found anything funny about that day and couldn’t. His anger filled his mind again, and he couldn’t remember anything else. Had she laughed, cried, tried to reason with him?

His memory struggled, then moved on to the day she had waited for him in the University car park. She had tried to talk to him, failed to apologise and quickly became angry when he wouldn’t cooperate.

Will thought back to the barely concealed accusations, wondering why they seemed to blame him for Julie’s death. He wished they would explain their reasons. Why were they so convinced he had something to do with it? Or was it because they couldn’t find anyone else?

Up until now, he had dismissed their attitude; sure they would move on once they found out who did kill them. This last interview, which had felt like an inquisition, had unnerved him. They seemed hell-bent on pinning both deaths on him, and he had no idea how to convince them he was innocent.

His mind moved on again, and he thought about Agatha Blackstone.

That woman had always hated him. He couldn’t think why as he had tried to be respectful and follow her rules. The mother of one of his students had started the decline in his popularity, demolishing any respect Blackstone may have had for him when he was accused of improper conduct with her daughter. This was the first time anyone had attacked his carefully acquired reputation, and when Blackstone had taken the mother’s side against him, the downward slide had begun.

When the mother turned up dead, no one had visited him making all kinds of accusations. Logically, he thought, wouldn’t he have killed the daughter too if that was the kind of person he was?

About the Author

Jaye Marie is affectionately known as the giant redwood, probably because she is very tall, but also because of her love for trees. Most afternoons she can be found repotting or taking care of her bonsai collection, but her love of detective mysteries soon brings her back indoors. She has written three fiction novels in this genre, Nine Lives, Out of Time and Crossfire and is looking forward to publishing Silent Payback, her fourth book.

She spends any free time learning everything she can about self-publishing, and despite all the obstacles, she never gives up on anything and is as stubborn as a mule. She also shares a website with Anita Dawes…

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  1. jenanita01 says:

    I still cannot believe I have actually finished Silent PayBack or that it is now winging its way around the blogosphere! It sure looks good here, on your site, Jacquie. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing my work with your readers!

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    1. That excerpt drew me right in! Congrats on your new release!

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      1. jenanita01 says:

        I’m getting a lovely warm glow, thinking about you liking that excerpt! Thank you, Jacquie!

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  2. Really good book. Jaye had me the entire way!

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    1. I’m like, did her or didn’t he? Lol, I’m hooked 🙂

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      1. jenanita01 says:

        Glad to hear that, Jacquie!

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  3. Mae Clair says:

    It’s great to see Jaye’s book making the rounds of the blogosphere!

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    1. I’m looking forward to reading this one!

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    2. jenanita01 says:

      and you kicked it off in style, Mae…

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  4. I have the book on order, so skipped the snippet (no spoilers). 🙂 I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

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    1. Jaye will be thrilled!

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    2. jenanita01 says:

      Thank you, Diana…I can’t wait to know what you thought of it too!

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  5. Staci Troilo says:

    So exciting. All the best, Jaye!

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    1. I love that moody cover!

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    2. jenanita01 says:

      Thank you for your best wishes, Staci… means a lot!

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