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About the Author

Chris Patchell grew up watching scary movies in rural Canada. Now, years later and after a successful high-tech career, Chris has turned her love for scary movies into a passion for writing deliciously dark suspense novels.

Life in the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest provides an excellent writing environment for Chris where she lives with her family and her slightly neurotic beagle.


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  • File Size: 977 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Chris Patchell (December 15, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 15, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HE7OS28
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,366 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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When Chris Patchell isn't hiking in the Cascade Mountains or hanging out with family and friends, she is working at her hi-tech job or writing gritty suspense novels. Writing has been a lifelong passion for Chris. She fell in love with storytelling in the third grade when her half-page creative writing assignment turned into a five-page story on vampires. Even back then Chris had a gift for writing intricate plots that were so good her father refused to believe she didn't steal them from comic books.

Years later, Chris spent long afternoons managing her own independent record store and writing romance novels. After closing the record store and going to college, Chris launched a successful career in hi-tech. She married, had kids but amid all the madness, the itch to write never really went away. So she started writing again. Not romance this time - suspense filled with drama, and angst, speckled with a little bit of blood.

Why suspense? Chris blames her obsession with the dark on two things: watching Stephen King movies as a kid and spending ridiculous amounts of time commuting in Seattle traffic. "My stories are based on scenarios I see every day, distorted through the fictional lens. And my stories come with the added bonus of not having to be restrained by socially acceptable behavior."

Recipient of the 2015 Indie Reader Discovery Award for DEADLY LIES

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By M. T. on November 30, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
********SPOILER ALERT!! PLEASE DON'T READ IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW SPECIFICS OF THIS BOOK!!!*********

Deadly Lies started off great but turned out to be a disappointment. Jill's behavior became more and more outlandish as the story continued and read more like a fantasy. What bothered me initially about Deadly Lies was that it seemed like two separate books, one about Jill and one about Alex. I thought their stories were interesting, in the beginning, but I kept waiting for them to merge. I definitely cared more about Alex and for the majority of the book I wanted him to leave Jill and find happiness with someone else. I just never warmed up to Jill BUT I did try to understand her. Learning about the abuse she suffered from her stepfather, while despicable, just wasn't enough to condone her actions. And men drugging women in order to take advantage of them is not acceptable behavior by any means but I thought there were so many other ways Jill could have chosen to deal with it. I didn't buy it and I grew tired of the drawn out, repetitive scenes of Jill luring in men to kill them. I absolutely hated the ending. The only thing that kept me reading til the end was wanting to see Jill suffer the consequences for her actions. She didn't, though. Alex paid the ultimate price and she basically got to drive off into the sunset.

Like always, these are merely my opinions and not all readers will share them.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Giovanna Baldassarre on December 18, 2013
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Admittedly, I'm not a suspense novel but did find myself riveted by this book. The plot moved quickly making it easy to read and one of those books I just couldn't put down. The main character, Jill, is unique. I found her to be quite complex and it makes for an interesting discussion. I believe this was the first book by this author and I am certainly interested in getting the next one as soon as possible! If you like suspense, this is a must read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on December 25, 2013
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The pace is literally murderous. Especially taut thriller with many unexpected plot twists. And how Patchell brings the two major story lines together is ingenious and unexpected. Looking forward to the next Jill Shannon murder mystery!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Molly R on December 26, 2013
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Fast paced novel that I couldn't put down. I especially liked the parallel story lines of Jill and Alex - each pursuing justice for different crimes, their individual journeys driven by deeply personal reasons. The two stories intersect and finally intertwine for an unpredictable and satisfying ending that has my interest piqued for book 2 in the series. Terrific novel from a debut author.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By HappyReader on February 3, 2014
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What can I say? I loved this book right from the Prologue! This book seemed like it was written by a pro that has been writing for years and years. This is a book that Patterson should read and take some hints and notes from because I loved it. :) I was amazed of the details and the thought that when into every chapter of this book. I will read this book again. It has been added to my FAVORITES list. Jill Shannon is not someone to mess with and neither is her husband Alex. Throughout this book, I was left guessing to what would happen next. There were only a few times where I could really tell what was going to happen next. I was amazed of the depth of the book. There was so much going on all the time that engulfed into the book. I wanted and want more. I want book 2! I was amazed on how I never got lost or confused while reading and remembering where Jill or Alex were in the story. Jill jumps around a lot in her travels for work, but I felt like I was right there along side of her watching her every move. Alex had his work cut out for him as well and then some! I'll leave it there....READ THIS BOOK! This needs to be read but anyone who loves a great thrill ride!
Happy Reading!
Heather Papini
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Terry Warnock on May 29, 2014
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I loved this book from the very start. I love the complexity of the main characters. They are believable. I love that it is written from a female perspective! Cant wait for the sequel!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Jillard on August 27, 2014
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What an amazing thriller. Several story lines woven together to make one nail biter of a book. Alex and Jill seem to have it all, except it seems they are married more to their careers than they are to each other. Neither is afraid to take risks. Jackson Alex's partner is always ready to do what his partner has in mind. Meanwhile Jill is having an affair with her boss, that is until he throws her over for the "newer","older" model. Then there is the serial murderer... At the end there is a neat little bow with a few strings hanging. I really hope this is just the beginning of a nail biting series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marlene Gardiner on January 1, 2014
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Wow! Incredibly detailed characters, great story line resulted in non stop reading over 2 days. Love the book Chris Patchell!
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