Detective Jarrod Granger is a homicide detective with the Anchorage Police Department, investigating a slew of murders in the city. The killer is stabbing his victims 19 times each, and cutting out their tongues, and he has already struck three times. Detective Granger's own past may get in the way of his present and future, but he and his partner, Detective Misty Lawrence, must trudge through their tumultuous work relationship to track down the killer who has been dubbed The Tongue Snatcher. Stacey Alexander is a guarded, 26 year old, unnatural redhead who is unshakably loyal to her father Vincent. She works day in and day out to take care of Vincent since he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer and she would do anything to keep him safe, even when she meets a detective who is quickly falling for her. But Stacey and Vincent have a dark secret; one that bonds them together more than any "normal" family. And soon, Stacey will have to choose between protecting the father that she loves, or accepting the love of the detective who is zeroing in on a familiar target. ©
Sunny's Review:One of the first series I was into growing up was Ed McBain's 87th Precinct. My dad would give them to me after he finished reading them along with true crime novels. I was really looking forward to reading this book since it is a little bit different from the books we normally review.
I really liked this book. You have Jarrod who is really kind of awesome. I love the way he is just super frank with people & doesn't really care what they think. I like that once he meets Stacey he really tries to show her he cares. I also like that he caes about his career, his family & his best friend. Stacey is great too. She works hard & takes care of her sick father. I really don't want to give too much away but just know that I was hooked from the very beginning.
I am going to give this book 4.4 stars out of 5. I recommend you go buy it ASAP! Before you do that I have a surprise....you all know that writers amaze me. I don't have a creative bone in my body so I love people that can create things...art, music, writing etc. So you know that I am super excited that W.S. Greer took the time to answer some questions!!!!
An Interview with W.S. Greer!!!!! (so excited!!)
Sunny: What made you want to write this story? Is there a particular case that caught your attention or have you always been interested in serial killer/crime books?
W.S.: My wife and I had been discussing attempting to write a book because we are avid readers. One day, while we were outside shoveling snow, a question just popped into my head: would you tell on a loved one if they were a serial killer? I asked my wife the question and the conversation we had after that just expanded and I knew I had a great story. I went inside and wrote the prologue that night. The rest is history.
S: Why set it in Alaska?
W: I set Frozen Secrets in Anchorage because Frozen Secrets was my first book and I wanted it to be as easy as possible to write. So, I chose the place that I was living in at the time, which was Anchorage, Alaska. That is also the reason that Stacey & Jarrod have so many physical similarities to my wife & I.
S: How hard was it to write as a cop? Did you have to do a lot of research on methods?
W: Surprisingly, it wasn’t hard to write as a cop. I did have to do some research into the Anchorage Police Department to make sure I was accurate in what I was saying, but with so many cop shows and detective movies out there it actually wasn’t that hard.
S: What authors influence you?
W: There really aren’t many, truthfully. Suzanne Collins is probably my biggest influence ( I LOVED the Hunger Games Trilogy!). But I love suspense authors like Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay. I love suspense and thriller books
S: Are we going to see more of Jarrod or maybe more of Marcus?
W: This is the first time I have been asked this question, and I am glad to say that we absolutely will be seeing more of Jarrod and Marcus. We will see Stacy and Danielle also! I’m not sure when I will write it, but Jarrod and Marcus will handle my next crime novel!
S: I saw that you have Claiming Carter coming out in November…what made you want to go more towards erotic?
W: So glad you asked this question! I absolutely love Claiming Carter! I wanted to go more towards erotic because I couldn't do it in Frozen Secrets. The sex scenes in FS are fade to black because I didn't feel comfortable writing the scenes. I wanted to get over the “fear” and see if I could write a graphic sex scene. I am so glad I got over it and just started writing. Also, I hear so much about book boyfriends and how a character can be adored by it’s readers, so I took it as a challenge also to see if I could create a BBF. This may cause a stir (or maybe some backlash), but truthfully, Kelvin Carter Jr. is my own version of Christian Grey (*gasp*). I promise, he will not disappoint.
S: What is one thing that none of your readers know about you that would TOTALLY shock them?
W: There is probably a few things, honestly. LOL. But I’ll pick the fact that I am a singer. I have recorded multiple albums and was actually pursuing music well before I was ever interested in reading, let alone writing.
S: What is your favorite part of being an author?
W: I just love the writing process. Creating a story out of thin air is a gift that a lot of people don't have, and I am so thankful that I have it. it’s like being the director of your own movie and the reader gets to open your book and live inside your imagination for a while. That is an amazing feeling.
S: Do you read your books after you are done?
W: Besides multiple editing passes... not yet. Until you asked the question, I hadn't realized that I haven't read Frozen Secrets as a fan of reading yet. I’ll have to add it to my TBR now!
S: How do you feel when you finish a book? Relieved, sad, happy…
W: I felt worried when I finished Frozen Secrets. As a writer, all I want is for people to enjoy the book, and once you put it out, you get to hear how people feel about it. People can be brutal in their reviews. I just didn't want people to hate it. I have been very pleasantly surprised that there are way more people who love it than the few who don’t.
Honestly I think I might like this book even more after this interview. Thank you sooooo sooooo much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to tell us a little bit more about you. I can't wait to read more!!!
I am a new, independent author currently living in Anchorage Alaska, as an active member of the United States Air Force. I have been in the Air Force for 9 years and have been writing since 1995, when I was in the 5th grade. My whole life, I always wrote poetry and music, and it wasn't until I started reading books in June 2012 that I had aspirations of becoming a novelist. My Wife of the last 10 years, Roxanne, is also an aspiring author, writing her first novel,and it was by her influence that I began reading and falling in love with characters and books. I have her to thanks for all of my success, both as an Airman, and as an Author. My 2 beautiful children, Janae (8), and Justin (6), both are very supportive of both my military career and my 2nd job as an author and I love them both so very much. And I look forward to taking my entire family along on this amazing journey that I know is waiting for us in the near future. I want to give a special thanks to all of my family and fans that have shown so much support!! You guys mean the world to me and I appreciate all of the love and support more than I could ever explain!!
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