Twelve true stories of love gone bad…
A collection of 12 crime cases featuring riveting stories of obsession, lust, murder, secret lives, and sexual depravity. It showcases the chilling reality that homicide investigators know all too well; the last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar.
12 True Stories, including:
When the young Bridgette Baalu moves to New York, she feels she is finally free from her father’s sexual abuse, but she is wrong. When she discovers her father’s perverted desires are now geared toward her young nieces, she does a “Lorena Bobbitt” on her fifty-eight-year-old father Eric.
Bridgett’s life from then on becomes a roller coaster ride with everyone taking sides.
The Possession is the story of one woman’s fight to free herself from the chains of long-term abuse while learning to love herself.
All for the Family
When young bride twenty-one-year-old Casey discovers her bridegroom is being brought up on rape charges, she concocts the plan of faking Wayne’s death and collecting his life insurance, believing the two will live happily ever after in another state until things go terribly wrong.
This story deals with the twisted love and greed two people had for one another and the devastating consequences caused by their wrong and gruesome choices.
Mail Order Murder
When eighteen-year-old mail-order bride Anna Tonkov came to the U.S. from Russian, little did the blonde beauty know, that the man she married and who swore to love and protect her, wanted her dead. When Anna’s parents cannot contact their daughter, they begin an odyssey of finding the truth and bringing their daughter’s killer to justice. This story is about persons from different cultures having the same goal-solving a murder and bringing closure to a family.
Plus 9 other hair-raising true stories
Excerpt from “WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING”
Hoping to land a farm job and move close to his family, Jay Davis, then forty-seven, met his interviewer and walked with him through the autumn-colored woodlands of southeastern Ohio on November 6, 2011, at around 7:30 pm.
Everything went fine, said Davis, until he heard a curse word from the man who he knew as “Buck,” and then the click of a gun. He whirled around to find a pistol stuck in his face. He shielded the blow by knocking the firearm from its shooters hand, before running for his life.
Stumbling several times, while being fired upon, Davis raced through the thicket and hid in a creed bed under a tree for several hours; until he felt it safe enough to go for help. He feared bleeding to death he later told police.
This bizarre story was uncovered when a Noble County couple heard a knock on their farmhouse door. They were shocked to discover the terrified and bleeding South Carolina man pleading for help.
Immediately the victim was aided by the farm owners, and the authorities notified. Paramedics arrived, and the man was transported to the area hospital with a bullet wound to the right elbow. After interviewing the man in his hospital room, officials with the Noble County Sheriff’s Office, discovered that he had recently responded to an ad on Craigslist for a job on an Ohio cattle farm.
According to the victim, he had earlier that day met up with an older man who introduced himself as “Buck”, and a much younger male, who he was told was Buck’s nephew. The three ate breakfast in Marietta, paid for by “Buck”, before driving to the alleged cattle farm. Once there and according to Jay Davis, “Buck” told him the road to the cattle farm was closed due to a landslide and they needed to walk to the property through a heavily wooded area. A walk that nearly ended with murder.
Interview with JoAnne Myers by Holly Hewson for TRS
HH: JoAnne, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Please tell us about your featured title Twisted Love.
JoAnne: This book is a collection of true crime stories and what happens when love goes bad.
HH: What was the inspiration behind this amazing collection of stories?
JoAnne: I have always been fascinated with true crime. I am intrigued of how the mind of a killer works.
HH: Which story was your favorite story in this collection?
JoAnne: My favorite was The End of Summer. This crime took place in my hometown of Logan, Ohio. It was shocking and devastated so many lives.
HH: Which story was a challenge to write?
JoAnne: 3381 Market Street was difficult to research, due to the fact that the victim was a young child. The killers in this story were the parents, who did not do what parents are expected to do, keep their children safe and happy. The surviving children mentioned in this story, were left with permanent psychological and emotional scars.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
JoAnne: I have a paranormal story collection, a fantasy short story collection, a poetry book, and a detective/mystery to introduce. I am currently seeking publication houses for these intriguing books.
HH: What is your writing schedule like?
JoAnne: I don’t have a schedule per say. I write when I have time. I work outside the home, so my days are filled.
HH: What advice would you give for authors just starting out?
JoAnne: Don’t ever give up on your dream of being a published author. No matter how many rejection letters you get, or others telling you to stop writing, don’t listen to them. If you enjoy writing, then write, and the Devil with the non-believers.
HH: Will you be making any appearances later this year in person or online?
JoAnne: I don’t think I will make any public appearances. Im getting ready to move to Houston from Irving, TX in early September. If something comes up great, but other than that, I will be on internet sites promoting my books.
HH: What are you reading?
JoAnne: I love Gregg Olsen and Aphrodite Jones. There are countless great writers out there.
HH: What do you most want to accomplish in 2018?
JoAnne: To finish my WIP which are Murder Most Foul 2: Batya, a supernatural mystery and Invaded by the Galaxy, a comedy SYFY in the realm of Mel Brooks.
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