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The Skin Thief

  • Literary Titan Award
  • Firebird award

Author: T.E. MacArthur

Genre: Paranormal Thriller

Page Count: 318

Word Count: 91,980

Library of Congress Control Number: 2023932002


Paperback: 978-1-64456-596-4

Mobi: 978-1-64456-597-1

ePub: 978-1-64456-598-8

A Paranormal Romantic Thriller set in the windswept, haunted Canyons of the Ancients.


Agent Tessa Lancing believed she knew all about death – until she met Death itself.


Tessa has one last chance to prove herself to her employer, a disavowed secretive agency, or face literal termination, and she’s desperate to do what she must to succeed. When assigned to a doomed mission already littered with lost lives, she drags Jack de Sombras, an accused traitor who’s also her old partner and unrequited love, out of his self-made tomb and back into the field. By teaming up with Jack, she expects to make quick work of the situation.


She’s wrong.


In addition to a mission gone sideways, they face potential assassins, a modern-day corrupt sheriff, and an ancient unspeakable terror.

They're up against something more powerful than they could imagine and far more sadistic than they could have guessed.

With ghosts and Death itself after them, can they survive their last mission together?

The Skin Thief is an enthralling paranormal thriller set in the haunted canyons of Southwest Colorado. If you like ancient secrets, terrifying ghosts, and nail-biting action, then you’ll love T.E. MacArthur’s gripping novel of thrills, betrayal, and hopeless desires.


"MacArthur’s mix of the paranormal and tough, savvy private investigators is surely going to delight readers. The protagonists’ spy-like abilities and confidence, blended with their personal chemistry, make them a great pair, much like the stars of classic TV shows. The supernatural elements are done well and not overplayed. In a couple of instances, the banter doesn’t fit the moment, but these immersion-breaking times are few and quickly left behind. This book will be an easy hit for those readers who love stories about paranormal investigations but will also pull readers who are more interested in action-packed stories involving intelligent agents. It will likely be a fan favorite and a book easy to recommend to a friend." - The US Review

"Themes of love, friendship, and redemption are expertly woven into the fabric of this enticing narrative. Chilling and mesmerizing, The Skin Thief has an irresistible appeal to a wider audience, thanks to the well-imagined and intelligently accomplished plot, the skillful handling of conflict, and the impeccable world-building. MacArthur is an extraordinary storyteller who grabs the reader's attention from the beginning of the story to its surprising end, leaving them wanting for more. She writes in gorgeous prose filled with terrific descriptions and strong imagery." - The Book Commentary

"MacArthur delivers unpredictable turns and a full-bodied cast of memorable allies and savage villains in her thrilling latest... MacArthur’s expert prose energizes the narrative, building intrigue with gradual reveals of Tessa and Jack’s dangerous mission and their tortured backstories. The worldbuilding is multilayered. The paranormal elements are revealed gradually, and the authentic setting brings the haunted canyons of Southwest Colorado to life... The ending is satisfying, leaving room for a sequel. Thrilling, exhilarating, and dark; readers will stay up all night to finish it." - The Praries Book Review

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