Kauai Killer: A Psychological Suspense Novel
Kauai Killer is a psychological suspense novel by award-winning and bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers, author of the Hawaii mystery and thriller novels, Seduced to Kill in Kauai, Dead in Kihei, Dead in Pukalani, Murder in Honolulu, Murder of the Hula Dancers, and Murder on Kaanapali Beach, among others. More
Kauai Killer is a psychological suspense novel by award-winning and bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers, author of the Hawaii mystery and thriller novels, Seduced to Kill in Kauai, Dead in Kihei, Dead in Pukalani, Murder in Honolulu, Murder of the Hula Dancers, and Murder on Kaanapali Beach, among others.
When Ian Butler and Suzanna McAllister got married on the breathtaking Hawaiian island of Kauai, it seemed like a match made in heaven. Years later, while living in Providence, Rhode Island, Suzanna found herself haunted by the murder-suicide of her parents when she was a little girl, the result of infidelity. Obsessed with the thought that Ian was also a cheater, Suzanna finally sought counseling to save her marriage and her desire to have a family.
Ian, thirty-five and a successful stockbroker, loved his gorgeous wife who was three years younger, and wanted nothing more than to see her get past unwarranted fears of infidelity on his part. But after doing a colleague an innocent favor, Ian’s life turns upside down in ways he could never have anticipated in his worst nightmares.
Suzanna is shot to death in their home and Ian is arrested and charged with her murder, implicated by the victim herself in a 911 call. Though the evidence points toward guilt, a good defense lawyer wins him an acquittal.
Five years later, Ian has moved to the tranquil island of Kauai, finding the notoriety too much to keep his career going or the life he once cherished with Suzanna. He starts a new career as a writer of financial thrillers and begins a relationship with an attractive artist named Jeri Chen, while keeping his painful past where it belongs.
Unbeknownst to Ian, Jeri has secrets of her own. With a new identity, she is on the run from a hitman working for a notorious Dallas drug kingpin. She wound up on Kauai, where life was laid-back and people minded their own business.
Meeting Ian seemed like a dream come true. He was warm and attentive and didn’t ask too many questions or, for that matter, seem too forthcoming about his own history. She preferred it that way--enjoying each other’s company in moving forward and not looking back.
But the past found a way to catch up to both of them in ways neither could have expected, placing their lives in danger and their future in doubt.
Kauai Killer will take readers from life on the mainland to the beautiful paradise of Hawaii in a suspenseful psychological drama of love, obsession, vengeance, and murder.
Bonus material includes a complete psychological suspense thriller short story, “Convinced,” a suspense thriller novella, Killer Connection, and excerpts from mystery thriller novels, Seduced to Kill in Kauai, Dead in Pukalani, Murder in Maui, and Murder in Honolulu.
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