The Torching by Kerry Peresta - with a GIVEAWAY!
May 8 - June 2, 2023 Virtual Book Tour
Mysterious fires. A haunting past. A secret file.
Three years ago, Olivia Callahan endured an assault that resulted in a devastating brain injury. She survived, but she couldn't remember anything about her life or who she was. Now, she's determined to build a bridge between the past she lost and the life she must reclaim.
When Olivia crosses paths with PI Tom Stark, she is drawn to the investigative field, and becomes his intern. She finds a heavily redacted, forty-five-year-old file locked in his desk drawer that mentions her mother as a young woman. Why had her mentor hidden the file from her, and why had he never mentioned a case involving her mother?
As Olivia moves forward with her fledgling career, a string of mysterious fires moves through the community, puzzling the Baltimore Arson Investigative Unit. One of the fires strikes Olivia's beloved farmhouse in rural Maryland. Now, in addition to uncovering the secrets bound within the redacted file, she becomes convinced that the fires happening around the area are disturbing calling cards…and they're meant for her.
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Kerry Peresta is the author of the Olivia Callahan Suspense series. "The Torching," book three, releases March, 2023, and books four and five in 2024 and 2025. Her standalone suspense thriller, "Back Before Dawn," releases May, 2023. Additional writing credits include a popular newspaper and e-zine humor column, “The Lighter Side,” (2009—2011); the short story “The Day the Migraine Died,” published in Rock, Roll, and Ruin: A Triangle Sisters in Crime Anthology, articles published in Local Life Magazine, The Bluffton Breeze, Lady Lowcountry, and Island Events Magazine. She is past chapter president of the Maryland Writers’ Association and a current member and presenter of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, Hilton Head Island Writers’ Network, South Carolina Writers Association, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. Kerry is the mother of four adult children, and spent thirty years in advertising as an account manager, creative director, copywriter, and editor. When she's not writing, you'll find her working out, riding her bike or kayaking, enjoying the beaches of Hilton Head Island, or cuddling her two cats, Agnes and Felix. She and her husband moved to Hilton Head Island in 2015.
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MY THOUGHTS -
Wow! I think I might have to agree with a few others… This might be her best one yet!
I fell in love with this series with the first book, The Deadening. That book blew me away.
I have come along way with Olivia. I have loved her from the first day and she has really wormed her way into my heart. I have watched her go through a lot of things, bad and good. I have watched her grow, and I have watched her fall apart and I have watched her get stronger. But the whole time, I loved her! I think she is definitely someone I could like in real life.
A lot of stuff happens in this book! This is definitely suspense at its best. Parts of this book had to me so far on the edge of my seat I was almost falling off. The ending brought me to tears and I read the last few chapters with my hand, covering my mouth.
Yes, each book can be read as a standalone, but I don’t suggest it. You don’t want to miss any one of these books! If you read one, you’re definitely going to want to read them all!
I have been a fan of Kerry Peresta ever since reading The Deadening, and I think I will be a fan for life! Can’t wait for another book to come out.
Kerry - job well done!
- Thank You!!
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