COMING 01/18/2023
Choke

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Author: Lisa Towles

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Page Count:

Word Count: 66,700

Library of Congress Control Number: 2022945583

ISBNs

Paperback: 978-1-64456-526-1

Mobi: 978-1-64456-527-8

ePub: 978-1-64456-528-5

A young nursing assistant and a brilliant scientist's fates collide

 

When nursing assistant Kerry Stine is blamed for the death of a hospital patient, her life goes into freefall - fired, wanted by the police, and a stranger is squatting in her apartment who believes she has a priceless historical treasure. Dr. Adrian Calhoun has developed a controversial cure for lung cancer, making him a target and a liability to the pharmaceutical industry. Kerry’s search for the truth about her squatter leads her to a different truth – about a part of her past she’s not ready to face and a precious jewel that can’t possibly be hers. Adrian must protect not only himself but his secret formula and his vulnerable control group, before Pharma gets to them first. In an unpredictable turn of events, the destinies of Adrian and Kerry collide to produce stunning revelations that change their lives forever.

 

EARLY REVIEWS

“A magnificent story...a smokin' good read!” - Les Edgerton, Award-winning author of The Death of Tarpons

 

“Grabbed me by the throat...a must-read” - Judith Schiess Avila, NYT Best-Selling author of Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by one of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII

 

“In fine Hitchcock style, circumstances drag an innocent person into the thrill ride of a lifetime” - Simon Wood, USA Today Best-selling author of The One That Got Away

 

“Choke is a compelling story that's hard to put down: surprising in its many explorations of the unexpected and steeped in thriller elements that will delight genre readers and the libraries catering to them.” - Midwest Book Review

 

“Fans of psychological thrillers won’t be disappointed with Towles’ characters and her extraordinary ability to consistently sustain internal conflict in her characters.” - The Book Commentary

 

“I give Choke by Lisa Towles 5 out of 5 stars. A psychological thriller that’s hard to put down.” – Literary Titan

 

“A twisty and riveting ride to the very end” - Cat Connor, author of The Byte Series

 

“Masterful use of dialog pulls the reader relentlessly through a complex, well-crafted plot” - Loretta Hall, author of eight non-fiction books

 

“A smart, well-written thriller that will deliver on the big screen someday as well as it does on the page” - Leo Bottary, best selling author of The Power of Peers

 

“A cleverly-conceived, fast-paced thriller that will keep you guessing right up to the last chapter” - Ian Barker, author of One Hot Summer

 

“A fine cast of both good and bad guys, snappy dialogue, and great writing” - Christine Husom, author of the Winnebago County Mysteries and Snow Globe Shop Mysteries