"For someone not named Patterson, Harris or Lindsay, Sue Coletta has reinvented the serial killer genre without stepping over the tropes for which we flock to it. In "Wings of Mayhem," she gives us a "Silence of the Lambs" style yarn that takes us into not one, but two criminal minds: one a twisted psychopathic genius hell-bent on sending sickly cryptic messages through the flesh of his victims (the plot recalls the latest season of "The Following" starring Kevin Bacon, which gave new meaning to "twisted" while being something you could not look away from), the other being our protagonist, who moonlights from her day job (I won't rat that out here) as a cat-burglar who stumbles into the wrong crib, stealing the aforementioned serial killer's fetishized "precious." There is hell to pay for them both as a result.The story spins ahead with escalating velocity and well-rendered literary layers, always leaving the reader pleading for more information while delivering just enough with exquisite timing, always nailing a clear and rationale dissection of what seemed in the moment like insanity or illogic. The craft of the writer is on display from page one, with intense pacing, deeply drawn characters and a matrix of plot elements that never lets you see the big picture as completely as you think you do, thus setting up an ending that demands you stick with it until the final, unexpected twist.You think you get it, but you don't. And when you do, you're delighted that you didn't.Sue Coletta is on a path. She earned her ticket into the crowded arena of dark thriller contenders with her previous novel ("Marred"), and in "Wings of Mayhem" she announces her arrival with the wail of approaching sirens and the quiet horror of a blade swinging at your throat in the dark. Don't miss this one. A star is born." ~ Critically Acclaimed author, Larry Brooks
From the Author
I write what I love to read. Because as a reader myself, I love trying to solve complex puzzles about grisly murders before the characters do. In WINGS OF MAYHEM, you'll know who the killer is in Chapter One. Don't worry. This only intensifies the ride as you read alternating chapters from his point of view, Shawnee Daniels, and Detective Levaughn Samuels. In all my books I offer an honest look behind the crime scene tape. Not for the gore factor, but for accuracy. Sometimes what you'll experience can be fascinating; sometimes terrifying. Are you ready to take the ride?