Well, almost at once.
After months of being hidden away like a Hobbit, knocking seven bells out of my keyboard, I look up and find I have two new titles coming out in short order during 2016.
1) 'THE LOCKER' is the first in a new series published in paperback and ebook by Midnight Ink (Jan 8 in US - Feb 1 in UK).
A thriller mystery posing as a kidnap, the story begins with Nancy Hardman opening a gym locker one morning, to find a card addressed to her:
You’re at your usual locker at Fitness Plus. The time is 09:15.
Your cell phone is dead, your home phone won’t answer and your daughter, Beth, is home with the nanny.
It will take you 18 minutes to get home. If you drive fast.
Shame. You’re already 18 minutes late . . .
The kidnappers' only stipulation is that Nancy must tell her husband, Michael, an aid worker.
Trouble is, she doesn’t know where he is. But she recalls him mentioning a number she should call if anything unusual happens. This triggers a Code Red alert at specialist security company Cruxys Solutions, who send investigators Ruth Gonzales and Andy Vaslik to track him down.
But they can't find a single trace of him. No footprint, nothing. Yet Nancy insists that he is out there.
What do you do when a child’s life depends on finding a man who doesn't seem to exist?
"Readers who enjoy Harlan Coben and Joseph Finder will happily get lost in the nightmare presented here." — Booklist Reviews
"Gonzalez and Vaslik make an appealingly mismatched investigative unit." — Kirkus Reviews