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Laurie Stevens Author- THE DARK BEFORE DAWN


       by Laurie Stevens 


Friends of the Gabriel McRay Series,
 THE DARK BEFORE DAWN is FREE on Kindle for 5 days only  
TODAY (Sept 27) THROUGH MONDAY (October 1).
The link to Amazon Kindle is here:
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The Dark Before Dawn is:
“Frighteningly great Indie title… Be sure to leave a light on!”
The Huffington Post

A very unique, nuanced thriller with multiple layers of intrigue… had me hooked from the first page.”
Writers Digest

Stevens sets the stage for graphic sensory details and a fast-paced, tantalizing mystery that utilizes her
passion for research in forensics and psychology… memorable characters, macabre scenes, and a dazzling portrayal of reality
will leave readers anxious for book two in the Gabriel McRay series.”
Kirkus Reviews
Speaking of Book 2,  Deep into Dusk  is available at
Here are review excerpts from Deep into Dusk: 
“This is a chilling psychological thriller, the second in the author’s series featuring McRay (though it’s perfectly readable as a stand-alone book). Stevens deftly intertwines McRay’s childhood trauma with the crimes taking place in the present, intensifying the emotional force of the story. The characters have depth and personality, and their internal conflicts are portrayed in a wrenchingly human fashion, both moving and believable. The mystery, meanwhile, is dark, disturbing, and intense enough to hold the reader’s interest until the end. The teaser at the end for the sequel promises a vigorous, dramatic continuation for the series.”
“Laurie Stevens’  Deep Into Dusk,  has all the ingredients of a hair-raising movie thriller on par with the movie  Fatal Attraction  as it sucks you into wild intrigue with a very unexpected ending…  This is one author that I am sure we will be hearing more from in the future.”
“Detective Gabriel McRay returns to investigate a case of strangled female victims in the second installment in Stevens’ thriller series. Her novel is an enticing murder mystery with an unorthodox protagonist. Stevens delights in playing with conventions set forth by past detective novels… Respects the old-school murder mystery while showcasing contemporary characters.”
Kirkus Reviews
Laurie Stevens
Kirkus Review Star recipient. Read the entire review here
Named Kirkus Review’s Best of 2011
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