The Monitor

Yoshitomo Tagawa is hikikomori, living in reverse, completely withdrawn from society. He should be safe from the Monitor, an Internet predator who compels depressed and disillusioned people into forming suicide pacts. But the Monitor's tentacles are far-reaching, and it becomes up to Lieutenant Carolyn Latham to unmask and bring down a diabolical killer before he claims another group of victims. More

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About Cathy Vasas-Brown

After teaching elementary school for several years, Cathy Vasas-Brown's thoughts drifted to murder and in 2001, her first novel, Every Wickedness, was published by Doubleday, Canada. It was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel and had people who take blood thinners very worried. Cathy's second thriller, Some Reason in Madness, was published in 2004.
In 2013, Vasas-Brown ventured into the world of independent publishing, and she released Safe as Churches, a grisly tale involving a diabolical villain who stalks women working in the phone-sex industry. It was selected as a top favorite on Indies Unlimited and introduced readers to a tenacious heroine, Carolyn Latham. This was followed by The Monitor, a dark tale about a manipulative puppet master who uses the Internet to cajole the depressed and disillusioned into forming suicide pacts. Sympathy for the Devil was released in early 2015, and When Churchyards Yawn in November that same year.
Critics have claimed that Cathy "writes a slick, straightforward tale" with a "sinuous plot as her stories gallop to a climax." Though Cathy has been described as a writer who "shows a talent for great gore," she has a very soft spot for animals (and she like people, too).
When not writing, she enjoys traveling, in-line skating, playing cards, cooking and going to concerts. She has been known to dance as if no one is watching. Her joie de vivre has led her to hot-air ballooning in the Napa Valley, parasailing in Tahiti, riding the Olympic bobsled in Lake Placid, and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Cathy looks forward to many more adventures and to thrilling readers with her fertile, if somewhat twisted, imagination.

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