Dark, Southern gothic tale of homicide detective Raven Burns, with a complicated past and a desperate case to solve. Black Girls Lit recommends the first book, A Killing Fire "to crime fiction and mystery lovers and fans of Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn.”
“Full-bodied and dynamic characters carry this one along a mystery, tying a brutal past with a bloody present that will keep you guessing right up to the finale.” — Unnerving Magazine on Book 1 in the series.
After former homicide Raven Burns returns to Byrd’s Landing, Louisiana to begin a new life, she soon finds herself trapped by the old one when her nephew is kidnapped by a ruthless serial killer, and her foster brother becomes the main suspect. To make matters worse, she is being pursued by two men— one who wants to redeem her soul for the murder Raven felt she had no choice but to commit, and another who wants to lock her away forever.
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Faye is the author of three novels and several short stories as well as a little poetry sprinkled here and there in various literary journals. She has a master’s in english literature and a deep curiosity in all things noir—especially stories populated with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds. She is currently working on her latest novel from her home in California.
Publisher: Flame Tree Press (June 21, 2022)
Length: 320 pages
Raves and Reviews
Praise for A Killing Fire, Book 1 in the series:
“If you like dark and atmospheric and a strong-willed but damaged protagonist, then someone should wrap up this book for you, sneak into your bedroom in the dead of night, and leave it for you to read. The Prologue alone sent chills up my spine, and that was just the beginning. This is a book that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go until you reach THE END…” — Ann Parker, award-winning author of the Silver Rush historical mystery series
“Full-bodied and dynamic characters carry this one along a mystery, tying a brutal past with a bloody present that will keep you guessing right up to the finale.” — Unnerving Magazine
“A solid contribution to a genre lacking in Black women authors [with] a strong sense of place, good character development, and a storyline that keeps you reading. Also, I will never get over this cover.” — Black Girl Reading
“I enjoyed the ride and hope that we get to see more of Raven in future novels. I would recommend [A Killing Fire] to crime fiction and mystery lovers and fans of Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn.” — Black Girls Lit
“What a rush! A Killing Fire is a page turning psychological thriller that will keep you guessing to the end.” — Never Without A Book
“Faye Snowden has created a pulse pounding and intense story that looks at both family relationships and how our lives are influenced by our pasts.” — The Nerdy Girl Express
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