Sunday 18 June 2017

Book Spotlight - Second Life by D. F. Bailey

Second Life
Will Finch, Book 4
Author: D. F. Bailey
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Publication Date: July 10th, 2017

Book Description:
1978, Jonestown. 909 dead—two children survive. Where are they now?

Two children scramble through a remote jungle to escape the madness of Jonestown. When they return to America they’re given new names. A fresh start. Almost forty years later Will Finch stumbles across an abandoned Armani jacket in an inner-city San Francisco playground. He soon learns that the jacket holds a secret. A cryptic message that tears his life apart and threatens to make him the latest victim of the Jonestown massacre.

Inspired by true events, Second Life will keep you bolted to your chair until you reach the final sentence. This uncompromising thriller catapults you on a mesmerizing journey from an historic catastrophe to a prophecy of mass annihilation.

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What readers are saying about the Will Finch Mystery Thriller Series:


Well worth the read. It’s always a nice surprise to find a book from an author I'm not familiar with that draws me in and keeps me reading to the end. With great, believable dialogue and enough back story for the main characters to give them depth, along with the interwoven threads of a few mysteries that kept my interest, I'll be happily digging into the series to find out what happens next. — M.J. Stark

GREAT THRILLER. ENGAGING! HARD TO PUT DOWN. Bailey does it again! Bone Maker is nicely written, and a well-told thriller. The Astoria setting adds to the mystery. It's a pleasant story that winds up, then unwinds to reveal all the secrets, except for ONE, which will begin his next story. Stay tuned! — WH, Sr. Editor, Rt. 66 Publishing

As the story weaves through a new collection of bad deeds and intrigue the threads from Bone Maker twist … A hard to put down book which followed on dramatically from the first book Bone Maker. As the story weaves through a new collection of bad deeds and intrigue the threads from Bone Maker twist their way in and out of the new fabric reinforcing the story line. Intimate and intricate relationships support and sometimes surprise and when you think that you understand all and the book is about to finish, you are left dangling and craving for more. — Liz Crosswell

Intriguing Thriller. As an investigative reporter Will Finch seems to get into one scrape after another. Just as he survives one dangerously deadly encounter, he is enveloped in yet another. Mr. Bailey has a way with words: his prose is quite descriptive, his plots complicated - yet with no loose ends, and his characters are well fleshed out. He manages to maintain a fast, but steady, pace - but not so fast as to leave anything out or to leave the reader in the dark. As with us all, Will has "history" and this back story surfaces throughout the book. As the ending of Book 1 leads into Book 2, thus ending segues nicely into Book 3. — Keeler


I really liked the way this story wrapped up the trilogy. The bad guys got justice served, though there were other good guys lost beforehand. Will and Eve will make a strong pairing in future stories that I hope will be written. I highly recommend this and the previous two books. — Robert Romberger

A Fine End of The Story. This, the third book in Mr. Bailey's trilogy, is a spellbinder. Will and his girlfriend Eve are recovering from their own personal tragedies, leaning on each other as they stumble through the puzzle of the theft and recovery of techno-fortunes. The threats and pain, fear and greed they face are magnified by their growing relationship, and suspense carries us through to the very end of the story. The only negative aspect of this book is in it's being the end of the trilogy; readers will want to spend more time with this dynamic couple. — Joan Hutchins

About the Author
An Amazon bestselling author, D.F. Bailey is a W.H. Smith First Novel Award and a Whistler Independent Book Award finalist.

In 2015 D.F. Bailey published The Finch Trilogy — Bone Maker, Stone Eater, and Lone Hunter — three novels narrated from the point-of-view of a crime reporter in San Francisco. Second Life (2017) is the first in a series of stand-alone books that follows the characters established in the trilogy.

His first novel, Fire Eyes, was optioned for film. His second novel, Healing the Dead, was translated into German as Todliche Ahnungen. The Good Lie, another psychological thriller, was recorded as an audiobook. A fourth novel, Exit from America, made its debut as an e-book in 2013.

Following his birth in Montreal, D.F. Bailey's family moved around North America from rural Ontario to New York City to McComb, Mississippi to Cape May, New Jersey. He finally "landed on his feet" on Vancouver Island — where he lives next to the Salish Sea in the city of Victoria.

For twenty-two years D.F. Bailey worked at the University of Victoria where he taught creative writing and journalism and coordinated the Professional Writing Cooperative Education Program — which he co-founded. From time to time he also freelanced as a business writer and journalist. In the fall of 2010 he left the university so that he could turn "his pre-occupation with writing into a full-blown obsession."

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