Unsolved murders haunt small city in ‘Which Lives to Fear’
PHOENIX — Two Arizona writers recently released a suspense novel, “Which Lives to Fear,” about a reporter trying to solve a string of murders which have haunted her family – and the small city of Globe – for years.
“The combination of Arizona’s dangerous landscape and fascinating characters provided the perfect backdrop for our mystery and suspense story,” said J. Maynard Carr, a veterinarian who lives in Avondale.
Carr, a lifelong Arizonan, is the author of “The Second Floor,” “Cross-Linked,” and “kINK.” His work has garnered international attention, with loyal readers as far as Japan, Brazil and Europe.
The novel was co-written by Corey Schubert, a former investigative journalist and NASA editor who produces and writes films in metro Phoenix. He lives in Gilbert.
“Which Lives to Fear” follows Melissa Wilder, whose family was ripped apart fifteen years ago when a serial killer carved a deep scar through Globe. The madman butchered her little brother and left her father nearly dead, and then disappeared into eerie silence.
Now Melissa returns home as a talented reporter eager to revisit the cold case – just as the murderer resumes his terrifying spree against the town’s innocent children. Desperate to end the bloodshed, Melissa turns to the only witness who could possibly hold the key to finding the killer: her frail father, but the killer has destroyed both his body and his mind.
When her 7-year-old half-brother disappears, kidnapped by the madman, Melissa’s quest takes on a dire new urgency. Can she piece together her Dad’s fragmented memories in time to save him, or will the killer shatter her family again?