From the Back Cover
Reviewed by Jean Hall for Readers' Favorite * * * * *Prolific author Kathy Clark continues the suspense of Denver After Dark in her latest offering, Cries In The Night. The main character, Julie, has a secret past and a heroic present. The story begins in the heat of the moment, not with Julie but with a woman who is beaten and with her son who witnesses the attack. Julie is called to the crime scene as head of the Victim's Advocate Department. She calms and supports victims of brutal domestic violence, traumatic car accidents, fiery devastation, and overwhelming natural disasters. But she is haunted by a shadow from her past. The shadow waits nearby, breaks into her home, and kills her beloved cat. The shadow also places a snake in her car, causing her to crash into a telephone pole. Eventually the shadow's identity is revealed. But for most of the story, the man in Julie's life is a flirty, well-muscled firefighter named Rusty. Julie and Rusty slowly form a psychological and romantic bond by their work and by their mutual attraction and need.The character of Julie is well-developed and complex as she begins to face her past. She confronts her fear and slowly learns to trust again for a hopeful future. The descriptions of emergencies and human behavior are realistic and thoughtful. Anxious moments of suspense and swift actions are balanced by tender and erotic moments. Cries In The Night by Kathy Clark shows a snowy, Christmastime in Denver with more than a few brave souls. Many of the cries in the night are heard by people who care.
About the Author
Kathy Clark’s 23 women’s fiction (romance) novels have sold over 3 million copies in more than 10 languages and have been on the New York Times’ bestsellers’ list and won her numerous awards. In September 2012 she broke away from the romance genre and launched a new suspense series, Denver After Dark that is centered on three brothers, one a cop, one a firefighter and one a paramedic. The first book, After Midnight was named as the Best Indie Suspense of 2013 and won third place in the prestigious Readers’ Favorite Suspense Awards 2013. Book #2 in this series, Cries in the Night was just released in October, 2013. Book #3, Graveyard Shift will be released in the summer, 2014. Also in 2012 Kathy teamed up with her husband Bob Wernly to write a Young Adult Time Travel Mystery/Romance series called CUL8R (See You Later) under the pen name of Bob Kat. Book #1 OMG (Oh My God), when they go back to 1966 to save a girl’s life, was released in October, 2012 and was named as the Best Indie Young Adult Suspense of 2013 and was a Beverly Hills Book Awards finalist. Book #2 BRB (Be Right Back), when they travel back to 1980, recently won First Place in the Readers’ Favorite Young Adult Awards 2013. Book #3 BION (Believe It Or Not), when they go back to 1927 and join a circus to save a boy, was just released in July, 2013. All three books in this series have received rave reviews and 4 and 5 star ratings. Book #4 RIP (Rest in Peace), a ghost story set at the famous Stanley Hotel will be released in January, 2014. Also, under the Bob Kat pen name, Kathy and Bob wrote a fictionalized version of his fraternity days at Kent State University in 1970 that mixes the drama of senior year with the first military draft lottery, the Vietnam war and the Kent State shootings. This novel was named as a finalist in the Best Indie Mainstream Book of 2013 Awards. Kathy and Bob are also working on a New Adult series called Scandals with the first book Baby Daddy scheduled for release in November, 2013. Kathy is currently a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and was on the board of directors of national RWA and Colorado Romance Writers for several years. Her books and screenplays have won numerous awards, including top honors from Romantic Times, Colorado Romance Writer of the Year, two RITAs and several film festival screenwriting competitions.