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Episode 219: A Chat with Suspense/Thriller Author, Jessica R. Patch

Episode 219: A Chat with Suspense/Thriller Author, Jessica R. Patch

Update: 2023-04-07


While a nice, sweet escape from reality can be a great read, so can a read about a fictional character having to escape from their horrible reality and get help from the folks who will bring bad guys to justice--if they can catch those guys in time, that is. Jessica R. Patch is one author you won't want to miss if you like your toes to tingle for reasons other than swoony heroes and all the liplock that can go with that nonsense--I mean romance.  Ahem. Yeah. Well, Jessica might have romance in her books, but it definitely plays second fiddle to a whole different kind of heart thumping! Listen in to find out more!


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What More Could You Want This Weekend Than an Exciting New Thriller?

Whooeee! Just before the interview, I was listening to the opening of Jessica R. Patch's latest release, A Cry in the Dark, and man! If it wouldn't have been rude, I'd have been tempted to beg off the interview and just listen.  Well, and I was in the middle of another book at the time anyway, so... sigh.

Jessica and I had a great time chatting about her love for justice, showing the beauty of redemption against the backdrop of man's depravity, and all without going overboard. She'll do her best to scare the hair off your head, but she's not interested in throwing out just anything for shock value.

Is it just me, or is that beautiful news? Honestly, I probably should've cheered more.  Full disclosure: I was probably bobbing my head off in agreement.

In addition to her latest release, we also chatted about Jessica's first book with Love Inspired Trade, Her Darkest Secret, her other Love Inspired books, and her next Love Inspired Trade novel... I think it was something about Garden Girls. My brain is shutting down. 

I don't know about y'all, but I'm crazy excited to read all of them! Jessica did say that while her books could be read in any order, it is a better reading experience to start with the first in this series, so I ordered Her Darkest Secret and it should be here any day now. EEEP!

A Cry in the Dark by Jessica R. Patch

Deep in the Kentucky hills, three women have been found brutalized and murdered.
But the folks in Night Holler have their own ways and their own laws.
And they’re not talking…

Led to an isolated Appalachian Mountain town by a trail of disturbing murders, FBI special agent Violet Rainwater’s determined to catch a serial killer with a twisted agenda. With locals refusing to reveal their secrets, Violet’s only ally is Detective John Orlando. But even John has an ulterior motive—he’s convinced this case is connected to his wife’s murder.

As they dig deeper, Violet uncovers a link to her own unresolved past. For years she’s worked the cold case of her mother’s abduction, which had led to her birth. The need to look into the eyes of the sinful man who fathered her consumes Violet. Until she can, she’ll never have peace. Because she’s terrified she might be exactly like him.

In this chilling novel, when the present collides with Violet’s mysterious past and John’s tragic loss, they must unravel the warped, sinuous connections before the killer strikes again. But solving the case might not be nearly as terrifying as the possibility that Violet’s finally found her roots…

You can learn more about Jessica and her books (and get the first sneak peek at that new cover) by heading over to her WEBSITE

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Episode 219: A Chat with Suspense/Thriller Author, Jessica R. Patch

Episode 219: A Chat with Suspense/Thriller Author, Jessica R. Patch

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