NAKED ADDICTION, A Mystery Thriller by Caitlin Rother is Released
A story of sex, drugs ... and murder in two San Diego beach communities.
“With a journalist’s eye for the telling details of life, Caitlin Rother is a keen architect of the most important part of storytelling: character,” says Michael Connelly, Edgar award-winner and bestselling crime novelist.
NAKED ADDICTION by New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother weaves a lethal confluence of sex, drugs and murder in two San Diego beach communities.
Tired of working undercover narcotics, police detective Ken Goode wants a transfer to homicide. After the Camus-reading surfer finds the body of a beautiful woman in an alley, he is assigned to head a team of relief detectives with the hopes of proving he is homicide-worthy.
As Goode explores the underbelly of the affluent coastal enclave of La Jolla, California, and its hipster neighbor, Pacific Beach, he clashes with the patrons and employees of a neighborhood bar: real estate agents and beauty school students who have possible ties to an escort service and a drug ring – and keep turning up dead. The untimely disappearance of Goode’s sister proves a worrisome distraction as he chases suspects and a dogged cub reporter chases him.
In this intricately-layered plot, Rother’s characters use substances or other people to try to fill the empty spaces within themselves, with addictions ranging from sex, alcohol, cocaine and cigarettes to Goode’s own, caffeine and damaged women.
Goode becomes obsessed with the first victim and is strangely drawn to a pretty but troubled witness in this suspenseful taut procedural, which will keep readers guessing and turning pages to the very end.
Accolades for NAKED ADDICTION:
“With a journalist’s eye for the telling details of life, Caitlin Rother is a keen architect of the most important part of storytelling: character,” [i]says Michael Connelly, Edgar award-winner and bestselling crime novelist. “The people in her prose grip you tightly with their truth.”
“NAKED ADDICTION is a strong debut from a perceptive and unflinching writer,” says T. Jefferson Parker, Edgar award-winner and bestselling crime novelist. “Detailed and tightly focused, the story unfolds on the sun-drenched but dangerous streets of San Diego.”
“Caitlin Rother walked the walk as an award-winning journalist, and now she talks the talk in her debut novel NAKED ADDICTION,” says Alan Russell, author of Burning Man. “Rother’s honed reportorial eye gives us the five W’s of murder set out on turf she knows so well.”
“Caitlin Rother’s first novel is an excellent police procedural,” says Genre Go Round Reviews.
“Outcome of this suspense will keep you guessing,” says Fresh Fiction. “The convolutions in NAKED ADDICTION will keep you uncertain of the end right until the final pages.”
“Rother, a prize-winning journalist, showcases her fiction skills with multilayered characters, a skillfully conceived mystery and a narrative structure that allows readers to see parts of the action from different points of view,” says Romantic Times. “Best of all, the ending leaves a fine set-up for the next episode.”[/i]
From the book:
Goode’s eyes followed the ivory feet up a pair of long legs to see it was not a mannequin, but the crumpled body of a raven-haired young woman, stunning even in death. Goode kneeled down to take a closer look. She was wearing a man’s shirt, white with red pinstripes. And nothing else. Her lower abdomen was marked with purple blotches, as if two hands had grabbed her and squeezed. Her neck was bruised and patches of skin were ripped away, as if she’d been strangled. The red fingernails on one hand were ragged at the ends, like they’d been broken off during a struggle. The kid suddenly reached out to touch the girl’s shirt, but Goode grabbed his wrist before he could make contact. “Don’t touch anything,” Goode said. “This is a crime scene now…”
About Caitlin Rother:
Rother has written or co-authored nine books, including I’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU, LOST GIRLS, POISONED LOVE, DEAD RECKONING, BODY PARTS and NYT bestseller MY LIFE, DELETED. A Pulitzer-nominated investigative reporter, Rother worked at daily newspapers for 19 years before deciding to write books full-time. She has been published in Cosmopolitan, the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, the Daily News in Los Angeles, The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. She has done dozens of TV and radio appearances as a crime expert on “Nancy Grace,” the “Jay Thomas Show,” “Snapped,” Greta Van Susteren’s “On the Record,” “America at Night,” “Women Who Kill” on E!, and numerous shows on Investigation Discovery, XM radio, C-SPAN and various PBS radio and TV affiliates. Rother, who also works as a book doctor, editor, writing/research coach and publishing consultant, teaches narrative non-fiction and digital journalism at UCSD Extension and San Diego Writers, Ink.
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