Cathryn Grant is the author of Suburban Noir novels, ghost story novellas, and short fiction. Her writing has been described as "making the mundane menacing".
Cathryn's stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazines. Her short story, “I Was Young Once” received an honorable mention in the 2007 Zoetrope All-story Short Fiction contest.
When she’s not writing, Cathryn works in high tech, reads, and plays very high-handicap golf. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two cats. Visit her website at cathryngrant.com
Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen
on June 23, 2011 :
The main character, Madison Keith, gave up her office job because she felt trapped in front of her computer. Now she works in a church, feeling that here are people who need her. She may seem out of place, however, as she has several tattoos and piercings. Besides, she sees ´into people´s souls and their minds´.
She expected that the church would be a welcoming and quiet place of work, but very soon she learns that someone cuts the beautiful, red roses off the bushes outside in the middle of the night. So for many reasons, the atmosphere turns out to be tense and sinister.
And then death strikes. Because of Madison´s intuition (and her curiosity) she is certain she knows who committed the crime, but she is less sure the police will see it because they will be caught up in forensics and their search for hard-core evidence.
This short book is a fine psychological mystery with a touch of the supernatural. Besides it offers a likeable protagonist I am looking forward to meeting again.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)