October Promo ~ The Sister by Max China





A teenage girl is abducted by a serial killer. Can DC Kennedy find her in time to save her?

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UK http://t.co/C3cEFlPFI5

US http://t.co/mtlNUht9f4

book blurb

CORNWALL, ENGLAND. In the summer of love, 1967, two children witness a murder. One, a seven-year old boy, views it from fifty yards-the other, a young Irish girl, from miles away…

LONDON, 2006. With retirement looming, DCI John Kennedy reopens the only case he never solved: the disappearance of a young nurse, Kathy, twenty-three years earlier.

After a cold-case reconstruction tracing Kathy’s last known movements is broadcast on television, a new witness emerges, and Kennedy picks up the trail of a killer, which leads him into ever-increasing danger.

It quickly becomes apparent the murderer is no ordinary adversary. Resourceful and cunning, it seems only the original witnesses from 1967 can stop him.

But they have yet to meet…

A fast-paced, epic-length book, it is a mystery that unravels like a series of interconnected short stories; it follows the fate of a group people who have one thing in common: Their lives have been blighted by a serial killer.

She said it wasn’t safe outside…



‘The Sister’ is an epic story of a serial killer, spanning decades and gradually weaving a variety of character’s stories together … suspenseful, chilling, realistic and captivating …’ Source: USA Reviews.


meet the author



Max has written several soon-to-be-published stories in the crime/mystery/thriller genre, often with a supernatural flavour.

Max works as a construction professional, writing in his spare time. He says: ‘They say everyone has a book inside them just waiting to be written, and I’ve wanted to write mine since I was seventeen. It took a long time …

Named as one of the Top 50 Best Crime Writers To Watch in 2014, (Source: ForensicOutreach.com), Max has completed and published two crime/mystery/thriller novels.

His second book – The Life and Times of William Boule: Serial Killer features several characters from The Sister and is available worldwide, on amazon.

Max China is a pen name.

author interview

In a recent interview, when asked what The Sister is about, he said: ‘In a nutshell, it is about a man having the chance to make sense of his life in his dying moments and the story of what he sees as his last breath escapes. It is based on the concept that you see your whole life flash by in those last moments.’ Interviewer: Why did you write it? ‘I’ve always wanted to write a mystery/thriller novel and I guess it had been building in me. It went through several incarnations before becoming what is is today. I had some things I wanted to say about choices and what can happen if under pressure the wrong ones are made, how easy it is to do that, and the possible consequences of getting it wrong.’ Interviewer: Tell us about your main character. What does he/she look like, love, hate, dream of? What qualities/flaws/principles does he/she have? ‘The book is written in an unconventional way so that a variety of people are introduced fairly quickly, cameo fashion. The early lives of Bruce and Vera are explored, the effects on Bruce from witnessing a killer disposing of a body when he was seven years old, and of course, the effect it had on Vera viewing the same thing, but remotely from two hundred miles away. She is older and born with a wisdom that belies her years and other properties which enable her to cope so much better than he does. Bruce develops mechanisms that shield him from the fear, but blind him to the truth . . . I think I have to just clarify at this point that there are several main characters which come and go throughout the book. You never know when they will appear next.’ Max’s next book – The Life and Times of William Boule, is a spin-off novel featuring a selection of characters from The Sister.




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