This protagonist burst into life as soon as I met her, and I felt an immediate connection to her story, which is brimming with suspense and tinged by tragedy. Her life has been a struggle; she never knew her mother, who disappeared when Jessica was young, and she lost her father two years ago. Now her world has come crashing down once again. And to add insult to injury, Jessica learns that her mother didn’t disappear at all. She was murdered.
What lies at the heart of Thin Air, however, is a mystery. Who killed her mother and why? How is it connected to the gruesome events that draw her deeper into the neon noir of the Los Angeles underworld?
It’s a thriller that had me gasping for air as I raced to the final page, and I’m sure you’ll be too after you’re hooked by Jessica’s story. Here’s a piece of advice before you dive in: don’t forget to breathe.
- Jack Butler, Editor