Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Liz Garrigan

Unhappy Endings

How a big-time swindler turned a young Knoxville woman’s life upside down

In My Friend Anna, Knoxville native Rachel DeLoache Williams delivers a fast-paced tell-all about her whirlwind friendship with Anna Delvey, the now-notorious New York con artist who posed as a rich German heiress. Williams will appear at Union Avenue Books in Knoxville on August 25.

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Real-Life Applications

Scott Hylbert’s debut thriller is scary because its implications are so authentic.

In the age of Craigslist killers, illicit mail-order drugs, and cryptocurrencies, debut Nashville author Scott Hylbert renders a thriller about a Silicon Valley service-for-hire startup that’s chilling in its implications.

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Secret Lives

Mania meets narcissism—and murder—in R.J. Jacobs’s debut thriller

In And Then You Were Gone, Nashville debut novelist R.J. Jacobs creates an unlikely heroine in a child psychologist with an unstable past. Jacobs, a practicing psychologist, will appear at Star Line Books in Chattanooga on April 27.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Kimberly Belle’s new thriller is a white-knuckled tale of child abduction

There are few unsavory aspects of modern life that Kingsport native Kimberly Belle doesn’t weave into Three Days Missing, a thriller that tells the heart-racing story of an eight-year-old boy gone missing. Belle will appear at Allandale Mansion in Kingsport on June 26 and at Novel in Memphis on July 9.

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The Lights of Evil

A seven-year-old’s disappearance sets off a government cover-up

Nashville journalist Jeremy Finley’s debut thriller, The Darkest Time of Night, features alien abduction, forced amnesia, systematic murder, and vast government cover-ups. Finley will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 26.

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A Perfect Marriage, Interrupted

In a new thriller, Nashville’s J.T. Ellison plots the unlikely disappearance of a golden-boy med student and the ensuing hell for his young wife

March 15, 2016 Aubrey and Josh Hamilton have been inseparable since they were tweens, and life is looking pretty good for them until Josh mysteriously disappears, and authorities finger Aubrey as the suspect. J.T. Ellison will discuss her new standalone mystery, No One Knows, at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 22, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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