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The Debut Novel

Deadly Memories is S.D. O’Donnell’s debut psychological suspense novel. Turn off the phone and close the door – you might not be able to put the book down. Here's what people are saying about it:

"Deadly Memories" is a riveting thriller that will more than keep the pages turning.  -- The Midwest Review

Though I like clever plots and great writing, it’s the characters that determine how much I’ll love a story in the end. And Deadly Memories has some very good characters. Good enough I’d love to see them in another novel, and another after that.  --  Niko Silvester for IndieReader

There is a subtle dark undertone which runs through from early on, and you aren't entirely sure, until the end, who it is directed to or why. Overall, the book is beautifully put together with well-rounded characters and a nice twist at the end. Really, this book is well worth a read.  --  Steven Daws for Reader's Favorite

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NEW: Upcoming Release of Shadow Journey

Mrs. Blackstone, a well-loved character from Deadly Memories, has been thinking about her past and that past has a secret. Read about it in the upcoming novella Shadow Journey. It's a different kind of phychological read from Deadly Memories but still a page turner. This Kindle Single will be available at Amazon on August 1, 2014.

Author's Note On Deadly Bayou

I 'm hard at work on the second book in the Saul and Jayne series, Deadly Bayou. Recently spent an unbelievable two weeks in southern Louisiana doing research and can't wait to share this story with you. But I want it to be the best it can be -- so we'll all need to have some patience while I get it right!

Planning a trip to that area? We lucked into a great B&B. The hosts were great. The house was great. The breakfast food was unbelievable. Try staying at Chez Felicite' in Raceland, LA, about 30 miles to the west of New Orleans. Want a dinner worthy of New Orleans without the crowds? Head into Thibodeaux (about 15 minutes from the B&B) to eat at Fremin's. Just don't expect anyone in the area to know how give directions, other than "up the bayou," "down the bayou," and "across the bayou."

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