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About Daniel Norrish
His goal is to produce suspenseful, intriguing crime fiction that propels the reader through engaging landscapes with constant action and unforeseeable surprises. Stephanie Saxon, the protagonist of "The Bodies We Won't Bury," is crafted to be foolish and, at times, irritating. Readers might find themselves hating the violent detective as she makes the wrong decisions over and over again, leading to the horrible murders of undeserving innocents. Sometimes, a detective is given more power than they deserve. Saxon is based on an age bracket, so readers might recognise the impulsivity and harsh demeanour of an angry young adult. An angry young adult with a police badge, taser and a secret, unlicensed revolver.
Kidnapping interests Dan more than murder and other crimes, primarily because kidnapping can build more suspense. Are they dead? Are they being held prisoner? In "The Imposter," thirteen kidnap victims tell the story of their experiences with a masked vigilante. The reader is presented with the perspectives of the captives, most of whom are murdered before they can share their knowledge with anyone other than the reader.
Dan is a disability support worker, and he plans to write a kidnap novel involving a young person with a disability. With his experiences from the field and memories of all the awesome personalities he has worked with, he plans to pump the novel with as much laughter and joy as misery and terror.
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A gripping thriller about losing family, fighting injury, and murder.
There were three of them in the car before the accident; now there are two.
Where’s Andy and why do the police and the paramedics and the firefighters ignore Annette as she begs them to disregard the thin trickles of blood running from her scalp. No one is listening as she pleads with them all to please, PLEASE, find her son. Brian is unconscious in the destroyed car, but Andy is still out there, somewhere, alone on the rough black highway. Andy must be nearby. He must be washed with the red and blue flashing emergency lights and accosted by the shriek of sirens. The smell of petrol is getting stronger, and Annette can see the panic on the other survivors’ faces.
Soon there will be fire.
WHERE IS ANDY?
There are two separate versions of Accidental Exposure in this publication. You can choose between following Andy’s father, Brian, as he wrestles with the vermin that poison Sydney’s criminal underground or holding Annette’s hand as she plunges herself into chaos to find her stolen child.
You are welcome to travel back and forth from one style to another as you search the criminal depths of Sydney for Andy.
But, will these parents have the strength to outwit and outmanoeuvre whole bands of brutal adversaries? And will these kind, generous citizens be able to ignore their consciences to trade their ghastly fates with other undeserving and innocent witnesses?
If they could find him; if they knew where Andy slept in the darkest hours of the night, how far would they go to get him back?
What will become of Annette, Brian, and Andy when the truth is accidentally exposed?
An AUSTRALIAN suspense thriller in a city that can kidnap a child and the vigilante mother who must rescue her son.
★★★★★ "This one leaps off the page and grabs your attention like a vise. Intriguing with more twists than a mountain road. It is not for the squeamish, the fights and accompanying injuries are quite convincing in detail. I was at first confused with how slowly my progression seemed until I finally understood the authors remarks- there are actually two versions of the novel included. As far as I am concerned, this is a "don't miss" book."
★★★★★ "Great book! Two books in one, the same story told twice with the husband and wife changing roles and personalities."
★★★★★ "Fantastic read. I lost sleep not wanting to put it down!"
★★★★★ "You'll be captivated from the start."
★★★★★ "I couldn’t put this book down. I wanted to read both versions. It was just that good! I recommend reading it!"
The world is drenched in blood. Eddie is alone. We eat people.
Eddie is abducted by a gang of children with kitchen knives and mothers brandishing sharpened gardening tools.
What the hell has happened?
The world beyond the forest where Eddie’s family have been hunting and gathering is annihilated. The highways have been stripped of vehicles to allow the massive armies to move more freely and civilisation is a flood of gore without any whole corpses remaining. When Eddie fires a pistol into the face of his captor, the soldiers around him just laugh and stuff the pieces of brain back into the shattered skull of their leader. When Eddie attempts to comfort a cowering cellmate, she bites off his finger.
WHAT HELL HAS HAPPENED!?
If Eddie does not show strength, he’ll be consumed by the army of cannibals that has stolen him from his family. Luckily, his experience as a nomad has given him the skills to lead the army without a GPS or any other extinct technology, and he’ll lure their enemies into horrific, murderous traps.
Now that he’s essential, Eddie is watched by a throng of guards. To escape, he’ll need all his cunning with the warrior skills of his new ally; a terrorist hunting POME with a box of grenades.
But how can he ever trust anyone who has consumed the flesh of another human? And what will Eddie do when he feels the urge to bite into one of the followers he is supposed to be rescuing?
A vigilante prepared for war. Thirteen kidnapped criminals. One child still missing.
Julian Lime has given his foster sister a baby, but when her dead body is discovered in the garage of a brothel, and the gangsters find Russel’s crib is empty, the city descends into turmoil. The police cannot be involved, but the headquarters of bikers, the dens of drug dealers, and the safe houses of money launderers must be searched. Death is inevitable, and Julian is astounded to learn that the murders he is catalysing are the murders of his friends and warriors. Someone out there is abducting the most influential lieutenants in his empire. As the key soldiers continue to disappear, Julian realises that the killer must be someone from his organisation. The Imposter must be one of the remaining deviants in Julian’s home, and there aren’t many deviants left with the knowledge needed to bring down the organisation without an army.
Thirteen criminals are taken, and you, the reader, can watch their final days of life. You can hear every confession and smell the fear on the depraved as The Imposter forces them to empty their bank accounts. You are the only person who sees everything The Imposter sees and the only person able to guess at The Imposter’s true identity.
“This is a very entertaining and creatively done book. It is very well paced and well structured. Even though it's written from multiple first-person perspectives, it's also very clear which character you're hearing from. Some of them were thoroughly despicable pieces of work and I was glad to see them get what they had coming.”
“There's a whole host of characters to follow in this, from the Croatian with the prosthetic leg to the young genius who runs the organisation (and also has some quite novel views on criminology).
Once I got over the initial shock factor of The Imposter I found it a riveting and compelling read. It's well written as well with a style that propels the reader forward. Recommended.”
“This is one of those books that you want to read every word. I was invested through the entire novel, trying to figure out who the imposter was. I was not even close to guessing. I can't stress enough the uniqueness of the novel and the writing style. I enjoyed it. Each time I had to stop reading, I could not wait to get back to it. I have to warn you that this is not a novel for the squeamish”
- Kidnapping Crime Fiction
- Vigilante Justice
- Organised Crime
Can you pick The Imposter?
A NAIL-BITING SERIAL KILLER THRILLER ABOUT DETECTIVE INSPECTOR STEPHANIE SAXON'S FAILURES, LUST, AND DECISION TO MURDER.
Beatrix doesn't know her boyfriend is bleeding into the grass of Sydney Park. She doesn't know he's begging the killer to please, PLEASE, put down his phone. Beatrix is walking out onto the street with a smile on her face because she thinks her boyfriend has a surprise for her at the park, and she doesn't know she'll be burning in just a few minutes.
When Constable Neil Chance stumbles across the blazing fire in one of Australia's busiest parks, he does his best to save the tortured couple in the centre of the inferno. The blisters on his fingers, the blackened skin around his eyes, and the singed police uniform only earn him respect with a few of his superior officers; Detective Inspector Stephanie Saxon screams at him for disrupting the evidence and altering the scene that the serial killer had arranged for her.
Instead of punishing Chance, Saxon transfers him into her unit claiming that she needs more time to question Chance about his findings on that first terrible night.
After a dozen more bodies are uncovered in all the most public tourist spots in Sydney, Chance learns the truth. Saxon only invited him into her unit because the killer is kidnapping and torturing his victims without provocation. The killer has been doing this for over a decade, and he won't stop until the police finally kick down his door. This killer is waiting for his opportunity to murder a police officer, so Saxon needs to surround herself with the kind of people who are willing to set themselves on fire to get the job done.
Saxon keeps an unlicensed pistol strapped to her ankle, and she has the city's most unpredictable private detective on speed dial, but she has one more secret she might have to take to the grave. Saxon has heard the voice of the killer softly whispering details of the unstoppable murders in a tone that most men reserve for love.
Will Stephanie Saxon send the killer to an ice-cold slab in the morgue, or the blistering, chained yard of the slammer for leaving behind all of these BODIES WE WON'T BURY?
★★★★★ "The prospect of a killer stealing loved ones phones to lure and ensnare their victim is a unique idea that I enjoyed reading about. And I also loved the dual viewpoints between the detectives and the killer, almost gave it a Dexter ish feel. I could not put this one down."
★★★★★ "ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY FANTASTIC. This book deserved 25 stars and not only 5. If you're a fan of a little violence mixed in with a healthy dose of gore, this book is for you."
★★★★★ "I didn’t want the story to end. Suspenseful and stirring!"
★★★★★ "This has a serial killer, violence, horror, and sex. Can't get better than that."
★★★★★ "Well, were do I start! D.I. Stephanie Saxon is a completely different sort of cop, she is brilliant, determined, very sexy and has a habit of getting her colleague's killed."
Through the thick river of blood and fire, Saxon has found the man she needs to murder.
He's hiding in a place without electricity, or running water, or even law, but he will not hide for long. His killings and the torture he has sewn have led a savage and unpredictable woman to his lair, and Saxon will have a second chance to end his horror.
The bodies we won't bury have been uncovered, and displayed, and mourned; now they will be avenged by THE ANGELS WE WILL BURN.
An AUSTRALIAN serial killer thriller.