Inviting a stranger into your home can be dangerous. Inviting a stranger into your life can turn deadly.
How would you feel if you discovered your death was meticulously planned by someone you loved? You didn’t know how or when or even why. All you could do was wait.
Emma has it all-a job she loves and a man who professed to love her.
Or did she? How could she be so blind?
When her lover’s car is found burned and abandoned in another state, the police come asking some hard questions. What she discovers upends her world completely. Jude had been living a double life right under her nose. A deceitful life, a treacherous life. Who was this man that had already groomed another woman to take over Emma’s life? A woman who was Emma’s body double and now dead.
Why had she so easily trusted this psychopath with her heart? Betrayed on every level, consequences not of Emma’s making were nipping at her heels. Tick. Tock.
THREE is a gripping crime thriller that will have you hooked. A fast-paced psychological thriller that has been compared to the works of Dan Brown. It can be read as a standalone and serves as the first book in the Path of Deception and Betrayal series.
- Did or do you like to read comic books/grapic novels? Which ones?
-No I have never read a comic book/graphic novels as an adult. I believe their popularity came into existence when I was well into my forties. However, my son was a huge fan and faithfully every week we’d make a trip to Dr. No’s comic book store for his weekly stash. Comic books in my time were primarily along the lines of Archie.
- Whom did you inherit your love for books/reading from?
No one in my family was an avid reader. However, I attended an all-girls Catholic school for my primary education and Sister Patricia offered two choices: reading for an hour or on your knees saying the rosary for an hour. It was during this time I discovered Nancy Drew Mysteries and never gave up a chance to read after discovering those books.
- When you need a murder victim or someone you can diagnose with a serious disease or someone who is involved in a fatal accident do you sometimes picture someone nasty you have met in real life and think ‘got you’ LOL?
I have a very vivid imagination so I pretty much build a picture in my mind.
- How do you come up with the names for your characters?
If the character name needs an ethnic flair to it I google names and surnames associated with the ethnic group. If someone needs a wholesome name I google the most popular baby names for that year and chose a name that fits.
- Do write other things besides books (and shoppinglists 😉 )?
Because I am a lawyer I draft legal pleadings, write briefs and all kinds of nasty letters to other lawyers.
- If your movie or series would be made from your books, would you be happy with the ‘based on’ version or would you rather like they showed it exactly the way you created it?
I’d be fine with based on because you have to believe a creative artist with be true to another creative artist.
- Who would you like/have liked to interview?
Dan Brown. After watching his Masterclass series on how to write a thriller he is chock full of adventures and great advice.
- Do you have certain people you contact while doing research to pick their brains? What are they specialized in?
No. Over the years I have spent hundreds of hours reading about art, visiting museums and watching PBS and that is where I draw most of my research about art. Money laundering ideas come mostly from my legal experience and google searches.
- Is there someone you sometimes discuss a dilemma with?
Yes my friend Liz who writes Historical Mysteries
- What is more important to you : a rating in stars with no comments or a reviewer who explains what the comments they give are based on (without spoilers of course)
A rating with a comment most definitely. This helps me find new and better ways to please my reader.
Thank you, J. McGillick and Rachel’s Random Resources.
About the author
J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author.
As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing
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