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The Past Lies

Psychological Suspense
Christina Delay, Suspense Books

Every good story starts with a lie.

Jane and Lily are the best of friends, old college roommates, and they believe they tell each other everything. From Lily’s perfect marriage to Jane’s on-again, off-again romances, the two women trust each other with all their secrets.

When Lily winds up in the hospital, beaten beyond recognition and in a coma, all evidence points to her husband.

Except for the pictures littered around the crime scene, pictures of a naked woman with her face blurred out and Jane’s name scratched on the back of the photos.

Jane starts her own investigation to find the truth—after all, Lily would have told her if she was having marital problems—but when she discovers Lily’s secret life, she starts to believe that not only is Lily not innocent, but she’s not who Jane believes her to be.

In a tangled web of mystery and secrets, two friends must learn that no one is who they seem, and discover their own truths buried in their lies.

  • Daphne du Maurier - Finalist - Mainstream

Down, Down Deep

Psychological Suspense

Some weeks I don’t lose any time, others I lose ten minutes, twenty, a few hours, when I don’t know where I’ve been or what I’ve done. And it gets worse every anniversary of his death.

Did I kill him?

Jesse David, an androgynous travel writer, is determined to face the anniversary of her father’s death and uncover answers about her buried past. The blackouts she’s had ever since have gotten worse and no matter what she’s done to get help, nothing’s worked. This cruise, this sailing, this trip—it’s her last chance to get the answers she needs and fully heal. But when Jesse’s mother tags along on the cruise, she not only brings her brand of abuse, but a plan to destroy the cruise ship she believes killed her husband.

Jesse’s just not quite sure if her mother’s plans also involve destroying her.

With a ticking clock and lives at stake, Jesse must confront her fears and stop her mother, or the wounds of Jesse’s past will rip through everyone on board.

Twelve Years

Psychological Suspense
Christina Delay, Suspense Books

Twelve years ago, Laurel was the sole witness to her best friend’s murder. Now, her murderer is out, and he’s looking to finish the job he started.

  • Gateway to the Best, 2015 - Finalist
  • Golden Rose, 2015 - 2nd Place
  • Indiana Golden Opportunity, 2015 - 3rd Place