It’s getting to be that time of year when I crave mystery, thriller, and horror novels. I mean, I love those types of stories year-round, but they tend to have a particular draw as Halloween approaches.
It should come as no surprise, then, that a novel promising murder and the supernatural hooked me. Murder Feels Awful, by Bill Alive, has such a cool premise behind it. Plus, its summary is just flooded with voice. You really can’t blame me for wanting to know more.
Or for wanting to help reveal the cover. Ready to check it out?
I don’t know about you, but I love that cover. It reminds me of a movie poster. Plus, that text at the bottom? It has just as much voice as the summary, and it complements it perfectly.
About the book
He can feel people’s emotions. And murderers feel awful.
Mark Falcon can “vibe” other people’s emotions … and they’re usually super painful. So he hides out in rural Virginia, making websites for clients he never has to meet. It’s a not-terrible life, sort of … until he vibes the final panic of a woman’s murder.
The last thing hermit Mark wants to do is go out and investigate, vibing which suspect is seething with secret hate. Even with me along, his trusty new sidekick/housemate. (I’m so cheerful that I double as an emotional air freshener.)
But Mark has no choice. He has to act, because our local cop detective is convinced that there’s no killer and the woman killed herself. Unfortunately, our cop’s also got the overall presence of a Viking goddess, and the last thing she wants is some delusional “psychic” website guy playing amateur sleuth. (Not to mention hitting on her.)
With the cops threatening jail, small-town secrets threatening Mark’s sanity, and a crazy-gorgeous doctor suspect threatening my heart, time’s running out for Mark and I to catch the killer…
Before the killer catches us.
Murder Feels Awful is the very first Empath Detective novel, a new cozy mystery series that totally really happened, but is officially fiction. If you like Janet Evanovich, M. C. Beaton, Deb Baker, and long lists of famous author names, you’ll love this new series that has it all — amateur detectives you’ll love, zany small-town characters, sparkling wit, and a cold-blooded killer you’ll never even suspect.