Olivia Callahan’s quiet, orderly life is shattered when she regains consciousness in a hospital and discovers she is paralyzed and cannot remember a thing, including her identity. The fragmented bits of conversation she hears in her comatose state help piece together that an apparent assault had landed her in the hospital, but nobody knows who attacked her or why. Admitted as a Jane Doe, she becomes a local news story. When she is recognized, her family is stunned at the change in her and despondent at the thought she might never recover her memory. Now, in spite of a brain injury that has rewired her personality, Olivia is on a mission to reclaim her life. As clarity surfaces and she starts to understand who she was, she is shocked. Could she really have been that person? And if so, does she want her old life back?
Pics from my Launch Party for THE DEADENING! What a wonderful, fun, event! So grateful to all these sweet people that came to celebrate with me! Olivia Callahan Suspense is on a roll…
Sneak peek at “The Rising,” Book Two
After an assault that landed her in a hospital as a Jane Doe two years earlier, Olivia Callahan has regained her speech, movement, and much of the memory she lost due to a traumatic brain injury. The media hype about the incident has faded away, and Olivia is ready to rebuild her life, but her therapist insists she must continue to look back in order to move forward. The only person that can help her recall specifics is her abusive ex-husband, Monty, who is in prison for murder. The thought of talking to Monty makes her skin crawl, but for her daughters’ sake and her own sanity, she must learn more about who she was before the attack.
Just as the pieces of her life start falling into place, she stumbles across the still-warm body of an old friend who has been gruesomely murdered. Her dream of pursuing a peaceful existence is shattered when she learns the killer has left evidence behind to implicate her in the murder. She can think of just one person that would want to sabotage her, and that’s Monty—but he’s in prison. Is there someone else? Something sinister is going on, and Olivia knows in her gut that she must uncover the truth before another senseless murder is committed.
AUTHOR EVENT SCHEDULE
AUTHOR SIGNING EVENT
Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, Free!
Enjoy chatting with author Kerry Peresta at this event, right outside the front door of Book Warehouse! Pick up your signed copy of her newest release, “The Deadening,” five-star psychological suspense!
10:30AM – 2PM at Book Warehouse in Tanger Outlet Mall, #2; 1401 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC!! Right next to Salty Dog, and just over the bridge off the Island.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021
BLUFFTON BOOK FESTIVAL
Visit Kerry and three other suspense and mystery authors for a fascinating look into the twisted depths of a suspense writer’s mind. There’ll be lots of laughter and fun writing tips at this two-hour virtual panel! Don’t miss! The sixth year for this popular festival!
SUN CITY SUSPENSE & MYSTERY EVENT
Feb. 22, 2022; 6-8:30PM FREE!
Kerry Peresta and Linda Lovely, Level Best Books mystery authors will perform presentations and offer their books for sale at this event. Come ready to learn some interesting behind-the-scenes facts about the delights and…often…struggles, of being a published author! They will be doing readings from their newest books as well. Bookseller onsite to handle purchases.
Guns, Knives & Lipstick Podcast, available here, featuring Kerry Peresta, Liz Milliron, C.L. Tolbert, and Mally Becker. Women crime writers share all their secrets! It’s a fun, interesting, lively, podcast with great topics. Airs monthly on your podcast venue of choice.
Tuesday, April 15: Podcast with Fran Lewis on Blogtalk Radio, a forty-minute interview here.
Thursday, April 21: LARadio Talk Show interview with Gerry Christina, 9pm EST, here.