Writing “The End” Isn’t Easy – Not in the Usual Way
by Kim Cresswell
After I wrote, “The End” in my short novel thriller, Lethal Journey, I felt as if I just gave away my first born child.
Writing “The End” has always been a mixture of excitement and sadness. I’m sad the story has ended yet excited to share my work with the world. I originally wrote Lethal Journey in 1996. The story is a novella inspired by my fascination with the Mafia combined with my love for action-packed thrillers.
It was a story I tucked away for years after a wonderful author I’d met online passed away from cancer. Christina Harris was a friend, my writing mentor, and a two-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist. She was a woman of true strength, dedication and courage. No matter how sick she was, she was always there for me. Unfortunately, she died before I finished writing my debut romantic thriller, REFLECTION.
In 2003, Lethal Journey was a romantic suspense finalist in From the Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) Golden Gate Contest.
Since then, the story has evolved from being a romantic suspense to an intricate pulse-pounding thriller filled with intrigue and action and I’m glad I decided to rewrite the book. I think Christina would be proud.
A killer lurks in the shadows of Hyde Park, New York…waiting.
Manhattan District Attorney, Lauren Taylor, is about to take on the most important case of her career, prosecuting Gino Valdina, acting mob boss of New York’s most influential crime syndicate.
For three decades, Gino Valdina has led New York’s Valdina crime family. Since his recent indictment for murder, the leadership of the family is in turmoil, appalled by the death of one of their own, Gino’s wife, Madelina. Without the support of the family behind him, Valdina will do anything to save himself.
But Lauren soon discovers, things aren’t always as they seem when she’s tossed into a mystery, a deadly conspiracy that reaches far beyond the criminal underworld and a journey into the past makes her a target…and anyone she’s ever loved.
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Genre – Thriller
Rating – PG-18
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