Patrolman Dave Powell’s life is unremarkable, one of mediocrity and unfulfilled dreams. A fifteen year police veteran, he has little to show for it but a crappy, ranch-style house, an expansive gut and cholesterol levels through the roof.
Yet, the one good thing in his life has always been his wife, Karin.
Until, Dave Powell begins to suspect his wife of cheating. Then worry becomes paranoia, and paranoia becomes desperation and fear, all of which conspire to create a perfect storm with deadly consequences.
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT
The last house on the left down the desolate road has been there for generations. The Hendricks’ house it’s called by the people of the small, tightly knit community of Holderfield.
But what secrets does it hold?
Called to investigate, Police Sergeant Graham Caine and Detective Brandie Addison are about to find out. Acquaintances since high school, they enter the haunted house they frequented with their friends growing up with trepidation. What they discover now, long ago buried in the basement will change them both forever. The question is—will they survive it?
Frank Greaves is a cop in mourning. His wife is dead a year, from cancer. Now, left alone to raise his rebellious teenage daughter, Trisha, Frank thought he’d reached the end of his rope…but when Trisha is kidnapped, things go from bad to worse. Much, much worse.
To deputy district attorney J. H. Deveron a person on the witness stand is like a china doll, one of those decorative dolls that open up to reveal a series of smaller dolls hidden inside, until finally, inside the smallest one, was found a single grain of rice.
Deveron thought of the progressively smaller dolls as the layers of lies and deceptions people told to hide the truth, their grain of rice. It was his job to open up those layers and get to the truth—except in this case of a missing seven-year-old girl, the truth may not be exactly what he expected.
Dawson has seen miscarriages of justice before—firsthand, and it cost him his family—so when Kristine Seleski tells him about the man who brutally beat and raped her daughter, Amy, and how the district attorney’s office suddenly refused to prosecute the case, Dawson doesn’t hesitate to help.
But, while trying to track down Amy’s assailant, what Dawson discovers makes his blood run cold. Refusing to accept the compromises the legal system is willing to settle for, Dawson sets in motion his own plan for justice, one that will be bloody and violent…and absolute.