Berry's Next Novel is Highly Anticipated by Fans
John Charles Berry's debut novel, a historical thriller on the 24 hours of Lincoln's Assassination, riveted readers when it was first published in the summer of 2011. He quickly built a devoted following. As a result, A Night of Horrors hit the top 10 of Amazon's historical thriller list in the spring of 2012.
Now Berry is about to publish his follow-up novel! Culpable is set in 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the midst of the financial crisis. It recounts the missing person investigation of Lindsay Lawless, the 13 year old daughter of Edward Lawless, the wealthiest man in the city. Lindsay is snatched from the street right in front of her house as she walks home from school. Isaac Black, the missing persons detective, must uncover the secrets the family wants to keep hidden while figuring out why there's been no ransom request, and at the same time keep two steps ahead of the internal department politics.
Culpable promises to be a thrilling novel that is as relevant as today's headlines. One reviewer said that it is such a gripping read, it gave her nightmares! Berry's next novel should be available in early 2013.