Friday, November 8, 2013

“The Cardholder“…A New Novel

It was only two months ago when I blogged about my friend, Kelly O’Callan’s, first book, “Breaking Limbo.” The book is doing well and Kelly has gone on to get her second novel, “The Cardholder,” ready for publication. I read the rough draft of the Cardholder over a year ago and loved it. So when Kelly said she was working on getting it ready to be published, I volunteered to edit it for her. I’ve read this book at least four times and honestly didn’t want it to end. Then I thought, why should it end? Kelly left the door wide open for a sequel…though she didn’t realize it. I planted a few seeds and now maybe she can produce a continuation of the story. In the meantime, I will help her promote this book which I loved from start to finish.

“The Cardholder” is a psychological suspense novel. For me it has a “Hitchcock” feel to it. The first time I read it, I planned on stopping at some point and continuing the next day, but I just couldn’t do it. I kept saying, I’ll just read one more chapter. Every chapter pulled me in and I had to keep going.

The story is about a prominent Philadelphia marriage/couples therapist named Maggie Simmons. Maggie has it all: career and active practice, husband and son, loving mother and adoring sister. One day a new patient, Mickey Dillon, comes in to see her with an unusual request for help. Maggie hesitates to take him on, however her ego will not allow her to pass up this challenge. In Maggie’s zeal to be successful with Mick’s case she crosses several professional and ethical lines, including involving her own sister, Annie. Before long, Maggie’s choices end up having a series of serious consequences. The woman who once had everything and a seemingly perfect life, loses it all. The end of the story has a very surprising and unexpected twist that will blow you away.

I hope you will check out her e-book on Amazon in the Kindle version and it is also available for Nook and in print. The links are all posted below. I just know you will love this book as much as I do.