The Killing Game

Beautiful, rich, and skilled…

…as a life coach, Simone also liked to kill.

Would Liz be her next victim?

At 29, she’s been happily married for two years. Her childhood was filled with trauma, and it drove her to become a police officer. Liz had found balance in life, love, and her career. That morning in Marietta, it all changed in an instant.

The shots rang out.

Training and instincts took over.

Liz couldn’t stop him.

She wasn’t a detective, but they needed her help. This mass shooting had the Atlanta metro area worried, and the chief needed answers. Liz was vital to the case.

There’s just one problem…

…they’re chasing a pawn in a bigger game.

You’ll love this heart-pounding crime novel because the twists, turns, and red herrings elevate the suspense to the next level. 

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Author’s Notes:

This story is intended for adult audiences. It may contain mature language, depictions of violence, and sexual scenarios.

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This is the first novel in The Liz Lockhart Mystery Series. Due to an overarching storyline, they are best enjoyed chronologically.

Check out Amanda’s other works:

Liz Lockhart Mystery Series
Pruitt County Mystery Series
The Ideal Woman
Do Unto Others
Reynolds Investigations Mystery Series
Days Gone By (short story)
Chosen to Die (short story)
The Collector (short story)
The Secrets We Keep (short story)

Amanda Feyerbend’s novels are perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Chelsea Cain, Robert Dugoni, Tess Gerritsen, Tami Hoag, J. T. Ellison, Eric Rickstad, Mike Omer, Michael Connelly, Erica Spindler, Kendra Elliot, and Kate Watterson.

Praise for The Killing Game, Liz Lockhart #1:

“This book grabbed my attention on page one, and after that there was no putting it down! I couldn’t get to the next page fast enough.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review

“Fast-paced scenes and intense conflict.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review

“There are unexpected twists and surprising events.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review

“Can’t wait to read the next book!!” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review

“Manipulation at its best!” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review

“The characters are real, diverse, intricately developed by a masterful author who leaves you constantly guessing what’s next.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review

“One of Amanda Feyerbend’s best!” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review


Meet Amanda Feyerbend

Amanda Feyerbend [Fire-bend] is a Georgia native who grew up and still lives just outside of Atlanta with her husband and two cats. Wanting to share her ideas with the world, she transformed her screenplay, Endless Evil, into a novel and published it February 2014. Since then, Amanda has written several novels and is currently at work on her next book.

Breath of Malice

It’s a game of cat and mouse. And she is losing . . . FBI Special Agent Paige Carson hoped she’d be able to start a new life in small-town South Carolina. But when a senator’s sister is murdered and a blank postcard is left next to the body, Paige realizes that a killer from her past has found her–and is sending her a very personal message. From the moment he hired her, FBI Special Agent in Charge Sam McKade knew Paige was hiding something. Prompted by this recent threat, she finally opens up: one year ago, she caught the eye of suspected serial killer Todd Thames. Now he’s come back to pull her into his game, whether she wants to play or not. As the danger increases, Paige and Sam give in to their growing attraction, and he vows to protect her no matter the cost. But the murderer will stop at nothing to get to his intended prey, and the strong arm of the law–and the shelter of her new love–may not be enough to save her.

Meet Karen Fenech

My first novel, Unholy Angels was written over a two-year period and, in part, in some very unlikely places such as line-ups at deli-counters and cash registers, and doctor and dentist waiting rooms. While I was out running errands, I jotted down scenes for the story in a notebook I toted around in my purse, and then typed them up when I returned home. Writing novels is what I have wanted to do since I was ten-years-old and undertook to write a book based on my beloved Nancy Drew mysteries. As I grew older, I continued to read mysteries but I found that as much as I enjoyed attempting to solve the puzzle, I became enthralled whenever a new development occurred in the romantic relationships of the characters. When I thought of writing Unholy Angels, I knew it would have to be a romance. Of course, my love of mystery and suspense meant that while my characters were finding love, they would also face life-threatening danger. I live with my husband and daughter. When I’m not writing, or spending time with my family, you can usually find me curled up with a good book, or out shopping for one.

The Crest Hill Mu7ders

An evil killer who thinks he is doing good. A determined detective who has undiscovered ties to the murderer. The Crest Hill Mu7ders is a new thriller with unusual twists…

Meet Issac Brooks

Ever since his sister took him to Child’s Play as a kid, Issac deeply fell in love with art, more so writing creative stories. Being exposed to horror movies made him a great writer, specializing in the fictional genre of thriller, suspense and horror books. His authorship journey centers on teens and adults, needing to carry them to imaginary worlds of horror through well-woven words that make up great books. In his debut book, The Crest Hill Mu7ders, Issac takes his audience through a horrific story of mysterious murders at Crest Hill. It starts with one victim, and later, bodies are discovered now and then, stimulating unfruitful investigations every time a body is found. Issac also takes the readers through the efforts of Earl Hughes in an attempt to purge the town of its evil, while he also takes readers through the escapades of Anita Heath, a detective, in trying to unearth the causes of the mysterious murders. Issac enjoys watching both good and bad horror movies, and he occasionally goes to the local theatre for a slasher movie. He also enjoys shows, documentaries, and podcasts based on serial killers. His dream is to make a thriller suspense novel that will be adapted for a horror movie one day.

Innocence Taken

Two dead girls, another one missing, and a secret that will rip a tight-knit community apart…

When a missing teen’s body shows up dismembered on the side of the road, Lt. Damien Kaine must crush her parent’s hopes of her safe return. The parents are pushing for details and answers. Two things he can’t give. The abduction of a second girl brings only one clue. The girls look alike.

As Damien searches for a sadistic killer, a disturbing pattern emerges. The more he digs into the community’s history, the more missing girls he finds.

With the lack of evidence or movement forward on the case, a quirky FBI profiler is pulled in to assist with the investigation. Damien wrestles with disdain for the agent and an equally strong sexual attraction to her, as he deals with mounting frustrations.

Tensions rise with the abduction of another girl. Damien and his team are in a race against time to save her. But the case is about to take a frightful turn. What they uncover will not only rock them to their core, it will haunt them forever.

Innocence Taken is the first crime fiction novel in the Damien Kaine Thriller series.

If you are a fan of CSI or Criminal Minds, believable characters, and sarcastic humor, then this book and series is for you.

Buy Innocence Taken – Book 1 and get sucked into Damien Kaine’s world.

All books in this series:

Innocence Taken – Book 1
Confession of Sin – Book 2
Fatal Dominion – Book 3
Web of Malice – Book 4
Blind Vengeance – Book 5

*This book has cursing, sex, and graphic descriptions of crimes and crime scenes.*


Meet Victoria M. Patton

If Victoria M. Patton isn’t using her Forensic Chemistry degree and her time in the Coast Guard to figure out where to bury the bodies and write about the murders, she is more than likely hanging with her husband, her two dogs and two cats. Her teenagers want nothing to do with her. If she has any free time, she binge watches Hulu and YouTubeTV, usually with a glass of whiskey. Check out her blog Whiskey and Writing where she tries to help new authors navigate the indie publishing world. Contact her at [email protected] She is on most social media outlets. Type in her name, you’ll find her.

The Anatomy of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is sent to America to negotiate on behalf of Mycroft while a serial killer has Scotland Yard in a twist. The clock is ticking, and only Holmes can piece together the clues to stop the killing spree. With an ocean span away, Holmes’s return is critical. He must make it back, but is there enough time?


Meet Don Henwood

Born under the shadows of Mt. Hood, and raised to love rivers in Oregon, I started writing stories when I was 10 years old. Some of my writings were formed next to campfires and told to glowing faces. As Forest Gump says, “Reading is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’ll get until you open the book.”

Once Upon A Crime

Once upon a time, the Grimms’ fairy tales taught lessons. Now, the Grimm Reaper does. New detective Chelsea Sullivan is partnered with a maverick famous for closing cases and infamous for how he does it. He has a target on his back and a chip on his shoulder. Not exactly how she hoped to kick off her first homicide case. Jim McPherson doesn’t mind showing an up-and-comer the ropes, but he does mind when she keeps putting herself in harm’s way. Especially since her innocence is exactly the trait the serial seems to be targeting. Unless they’re missing a crucial detail. And he can’t help but think his new partner knows what it is. He has no idea she fears her father might be the murderer. The body count is rising and the Grimm Reaper is after Chelsea. If they can’t catch him before he catches her, there will be no happily ever after. Once Upon A Crime is the first book in Nolon King’s new Once Upon A Crime Trilogy. Start reading your favorite new series today!

Meet Nolon King

Nolon King writes smart psychological thrillers designed to leave you on the edge of your seat. His stories are dark, twisty, and often decidedly close to home. He’s not afraid to explore the darker side of human nature through stories featuring families torn apart by secrets and lies. If you enjoy reading authors like Darcey Bell and Harlan Coban, movies like A Simple Favor and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, or shows like Ozark and Dead to Me, you’ll love Nolon King. When not writing you will find Nolon drinking black coffee and observing humans in their natural habitats.

Undercover Geisha

A perilous race across Japan to uncover the geisha’s secret. Harry and Aunt Jessica’s holiday tour of Japan takes a dramatic turn when Harry witnesses the stabbing of a geisha. As the woman dies in his arms, she entrusts him with a secret and dangerous mission, to deliver a key to White Tiger. The geisha has mistaken Harry for someone called Fox. Who is the real Fox, where and who is White Tiger and what does the key open? Unless he and Aunt Jessica can unravel the mystery, they too could end up dead.

Meet Judith Cranswick

Judith has three passions in life – writing, travel and history – and combines all three in her novels. She was born and brought up in Norwich and now lives with her husband in Swindon in Wiltshire. She wrote her first novel (now languishing in the back of a drawer somewhere) when her two children were toddlers, but there was little time for writing when she returned to work. Only after retirement was she was able to take up writing again in earnest.

The Adulterer’s Confession: A Novel

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“Excuse me. Do you mind if I squeeze past?”

And so it begins.

Two strangers meet on a plane. 

One has a terrible confession to make. But is it safe to tell a stranger?

The other is haunted by past mistakes and looking for a fresh start.

Over the course of their ten-hour flight they come to know each other’s deepest, darkest secrets

Is confession good for the soul or is it better to keep your crimes bottled up inside?

Discover what becomes of Lee, Tamsin and Jake.

Rated FIVE STARS by real readers:

Praise for The Adulterer’s Handbook: A Novel

Wow. This book is fantastic! I had absolutely no idea when I started reading that I’d be taken on this journey. The writing is great.”

“I really enjoyed this book. I’m not sure how to categorize it — a thriller or just good fiction?Regardless, I highly recommend it! I didn’t want to put it down!”

The tale weaves its way down a winding path so beautifully that, before you know it, you’re at this bizarre place in the story where every character is not who you thought they were!”

“I was drawn to this novel because I was interested to see how the author handled the subject of infidelity, purely from a male perspective. He’s done an excellent job.”

“The humour and author’s style are reminiscent of David Nicholls.”

“There is much to admire in this entertaining read. The dialogue is natural, the editing is well done and the narrative flows. All in all, a good debut novel and I feel sure we’ll see more from this promising new writer. I recommend you give it a try.”

“The book just becomes fun. It’s like a puzzle that you’re trying to figure out.”

“The internal dialogue is so hilarious that I literally LOL’d a few times.”

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The Adulterer’s Dilemma: A Novel

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It’s lonely being a serial killer.

The must-read psychological thriller for 2020.

What a dilemma:

Should he confess his crimes, seek absolution, hand himself over to the police and serve a long prison sentence … or continue to live with the overwhelming guilt, and stay on the run with his beautiful pregnant lover?

What happens when an adulterer meets a serial killer?

While Jo begs Lee to just suck it up and find a way to cope with his guilty conscience, a real-life serial killer tries to convince him to murder again, just for the sheer fun of it.

Enjoy the continuing adventure of Lee as he sinks deeper into regret and despair, all the while trying not to repeat the mistakes of his past.

Praise for The Adulterer Series:

You guys just have to read this! It has really messed with my mind.

It blew me away! Couldn’t put it down.

Brilliantly written, flows wonderfully and keeps you turning the page. Read it, you won’t be disappointed.

This author has a really twisted mind. Think Stephen King writing a psychological romance thriller.

This is my favourite thriller read of the year so far. It’s unique.

Sam Anthony has created a character as engaging and page-turning as the actual psychological thriller plot.

One of the best books I’ve read in 2019 and I can’t WAIT for the next instalment.

Not my usual read … but the ending … Wow!

A very well written and well thought out novel, with real, flawed, and totally human characters.

I thought I knew where the story was going, but it was much more powerful than I had anticipated. A great read.

Sam Anthony is an AMAZING storyteller! It takes a ton of talent for an author to create a main character like Lee who does such despicable things and makes such terrible choices and make him into someone likeable who you want to root for.

Sexy, witty and entertaining. A must read!!

The story takes some thrilling unexpected twists and ends with the mother of all cliffhangers. I’m highly anticipating the sequel.

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The Lies That He Told

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He is tall, dark and handsome, and she is falling for him, but every word he tells her is a lie. When Kiki Coleman meets Nathan Marks, she is skinny-dipping in her outdoor pool and he has run out of gas for his car. But the tale he tells her about himself is untrue and as she gets to know him, she realizes that his stories are often lies. A month after meeting Nate, Kiki’s mother and stepfather leave for Paris and never return. And, on the same day, her parents disappear Nate Marks departs without a trace. Was the man she was attracted to, part of a scheme to murder and deceive, and if she follows her heart and tries to find him will she become one of his victims?