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Judith Sanders

A Word From The Author

I was born and raised a Jersey Girl. I received my bachelor’s degree in nursing from Graceland University and have served on the front lines in community hospitals and as a civilian nurse at the US Army’s lead infectious Disease Institute (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland.

My first novel, CRESCENT VEIL, is a novel about germ warfare which Heartland Reviews praised as ‘nonstop action based on the real deal by authors who should know what they are presenting’.

My second novel, IN HIS STEAD, is an award winning look at the effects of wartime service on families. With a number of relatives having served or currently serving in the military, IN HIS STEAD is a tribute to the impossible jobs, bravery, and sacrifices made by our service members and their families every day in the name of peace and freedom. Sales of IN HIS STEAD support, a charity for military families.

Judith Sanders

What Readers Are Saying

Truly enjoyed the perspectives of each character clear throughout the book. The ending has me waiting for the sequel.

NH Doc

KIRKUS WAS RIGHT: Enthralling and (a bit) unnerving.

It was hard to put the book down after the very first page. You are not sure how all of the characters fit in until the end. I highly recommend reading this book. Judith Sanders does an excellent job of keeping your interest to the very last page.

Corinne B.

Griping murder mystery that keeps you second guessing right up to the end.

This is a great read! As a fan of murder mystery novels this one is unique both in story line, character development and being told in 1st person. It grabs your attention fast and hold you page after page. You think you have everything figured out but it’s one twist after another! Highly recommend!

Amazon Customer

Unique well told storyline

A quick, suspenseful page turner. I couldn’t put it down. The twists, turns, and surprises kept me guessing until the end. I know this is a book I’ll be thinking about for a while.

L. J. Adams

Really well done. I couldn't put it down!

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ICU nurse Max Mason fears his pregnant wife is the latest victim of a serial killer who has terrorized their small New Hampshire town. The investigation is at a standstill as the prime suspect, Lincoln Raider, is in a coma. In a desperate and unethical act, Max sits at Lincoln’s bedside night after night employing brainwashing techniques and subliminal suggestion to convince the suspect they are kindred-spirits, hoping it will lead to a confession or at least a clue. When Lincoln awakens he draws Max into a whirlpool of terror, deception, and violence, ultimately pulling Lincoln’s wife and daughter into the vortex as well.

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