THE KILL CLUB is my second published book. It comes out December 17, 2019. 12/17 is my daughter’s birthday, which is interesting because THE KILL CLUB was inspired by a story about a mother and is, at its core, about the brutality of loving someone as much as mothers love their children.
For me, books usually start out as a little seed, a little whisper. In the case of THE KILL CLUB, the little whisper of a book idea came from this news story in 2012:
This news story got me thinking about a lot of things. Gun laws, the luxury of the presumption of innocence enjoyed by us white ladies, the fact that this woman KNEW she was being stalked and yet was totally alone in this situation… There’s a lot to unpack here. But, above all, it was that last line that made my writer’s brain whir into gear.
“There’s nothing more dangerous than a mom with her baby.”
So here we are, with THE KILL CLUB, a book about people who have, through desperation, started swapping murders to save themselves from stalkers who can’t be prosecuted; unchecked abusers; authority figures threatening children. It’s a thriller’s thriller, but it’s also a book that’s very dear to me and was extremely emotional to write.
So yeah, my emotional heartfelt book is called THE KILL CLUB and it’s about murder and is scary as hell. I hope you enjoy it. I’m really sorry if it makes you a little more afraid of crowded spaces and strangers.
I mean, I’m not that sorry. You should always keep an eye on the people around you.
You never know who might have sent them.
THE KILL CLUB
DECEMBER 17, 2019
Jazz can't let her younger brother die.
Their foster mother Carol has always been fanatical, but with Jazz grown up and out of the house, Carol takes a dangerous turn that threatens thirteen-year-old Joaquin's life. Over and over, child services fails to intervene, and Joaquin is running out of time.
Then Jazz gets a blocked call from someone offering a solution. There are others like her, people the law has failed. They've formed an underground network of "helpers," each agreeing to murder the abuser of another. They're taking back their power and leaving a trail of bodies throughout Los Angeles—dubbed the Blackbird Killings. If Jazz joins them, they'll take care of Carol for good.
All she has to do is kill a stranger.