Before You Leap

When your life is a lie, how do you live with the truth?

BEFORE YOU LEAP is my latest standalone psychological thriller, published with Thomas & Mercer (an Amazon Publishing imprint) and available on all Amazon platforms, including Kindle eBook, print book, audio book and MP3 CD.

Here’s the book blurb …

Peace of mind is all Greg Cole has wanted since the murder of his twin sister, Scarlett.

In his new sun-soaked Florida life, he thought he had found it. But when Scarlett’s killer is released early from prison with a cast-iron alibi, Greg realizes that his past is about to explode into his present, with terrifying consequences.

To expose the truth he must open up old wounds. As a talk therapist, Greg knows all about dark secrets, but when a childhood friendship comes to the fore and the police turn their spotlight on him, the thought of analyzing his own psyche is a disturbing prospect. How far can he trust his own memories?

With his life coming apart at the seams, and his grip on reality beginning to unravel, Greg must face the ghosts of his past if he hopes to prove his innocence and live to see another day.

This is my second standalone thriller, and I’m really happy with the contrast and shading between this one and No Coming Back, so please let me know what you think!

As always, if you like it, please remember to review it on Amazon for me. 😉 Every great reveiw helps other readers discover my work and hopefully enjoy it as much as you do. Thanks!

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Keith Houghton Posted on

When I was thirteen, my English teacher - who was fed up with reading my space stories - told me I'd never make it as a science fiction writer. Undeterred, I went on to pen several sci-fi novels and three comedy stage plays, in and around raising a family. Thirty years later, and in a bid to make some real money from my writing, I switched genres and started to write mysteries. It was the best move I ever made. Now my self-published crime thrillers have sold more than 160,000 copies on Amazon alone and notched up over a third of a million downloads worldwide. Finally, I have given up paid employment and do my dream job full-time. I'm genuinely grateful for my break and, despite my head still being full of those space stories, I try my best to keep my feet planted firmly on the ground.

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