Age Group: Adult
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Release Date: January 12, 2014
Professor Ron Green could only blame himself as his marriage teetered on a precipice. Even though the affair had been over for months, he felt accused by every icy stare his wife sent his way. What could be worse than this slow motion disaster? The murder of his ex-lover could be worse.
Becoming the prime suspect in her murder could be worse. Discovering another murder related to his lover's death, and making himself the scapegoat by telling the police about the connection could be worse.
Someone is killing harmless members of the focus group where he met his lover. What did the group do to cause this horrible vengeance? Who could feel hurt by anything Ron and the others had done in those two brief days?
Ron must answer those questions and find the killer before he ends up taking the fall. Or worse, before the killer finds him.
I always love it when I find a new author who leaves me anxiously awaiting their next book. After reading The Group, I can add Kevin Doyle’s name to that list.
From the first page to the last, I was hooked. For me this book has all the elements needed to make it a page-turner. Mr. Doyle certainly knows how to give readers a fast paced story with a main character they can root for and a villain they can empathize with.
The only word of caution I give if you pick-up this book is make sure you have plenty of free time to spend reading it because you won’t want to put it down.
A high school teacher and fiction writer living in central Missouri, Kevin R. Doyle has seen his short stories, mainly in the horror and suspense fields, published in over twenty small press magazines, both print and online. Last year his first e-book, a mainstream novelette, titled "One Helluva Gig," was published by Vagabondage Press.
Doyle earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in communications from Wichita State University. He teaches English and public speaking at a high school in rural Missouri and has taught English, journalism and Spanish at a number of community colleges in both Kansas and Missouri.
In January of 2014, Barbarian Books released "The Group," his first suspense novel.