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April 14, 2016



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Free of Malice 2


Author: Liz Lazarus
Publisher: Mitchell Cove Publishing LLC
Pages: 274
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Laura Holland awakes in the middle of the night to see a stranger standing in her bedroom doorway. She manages to defend herself from the would-be rapist, though he threatens to return as he retreats. Traumatized with recurring nightmares, Laura seeks therapy and is exposed to a unique treatment called EMDR. She also seeks self-protection— buying a gun against the wishes of her husband. When Laura learns she could have gone to prison had she shot her fleeing assailant, she decides to write a hypothetical legal case using the details of that night. She enlists the help of criminal defense lawyer, Thomas Bennett, who proves to be well versed in the justice system but has an uncanny resemblance to her attacker. As the two work together to develop the story, Laura’s discomfort escalates particularly when Thomas seems to know more about that night than he should. Reality and fiction soon merge as her real life drama begins to mirror the fiction she’s trying to create.

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-Meet the Author-
LIz Lazarus

Liz Lazarus is the author of Free of Malice, a psychological, legal thriller loosely based on her personal experience and a series of ‘what if’ questions that trace the after effects of a foiled attack; a woman healing, and grappling with the legal system to acknowledge her right to self-defense.
She was born in Valdosta, Georgia, graduated from Georgia Tech with an engineering degree and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern with an MBA in their executive master’s program. She spent most of her career at General Electric’s Healthcare division and is currently a Managing Director at a strategic planning consulting firm in addition to being an author.
Free of Malice is her debut novel, set in Atlanta, and supplemented by extensive research with both therapists and criminal defense attorneys. She currently lives in Brookhaven, GA, with her fiancé, Richard, and their very spoiled orange tabby, Buckwheat.
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Laura is plagued with nightmares. When her husband was away on a trip, she had awakened to find someone standing by her bed. She defends herself and the would be rapist flees.  He promises he will return.  That would be enough to make anyone  have nightmares.  Her husband feels she needs help, especially since she's bought a gun.  He's been trying to understand and he loves her but  he's had enough. This book will hook you from page one and hold your interest for the entire book. Each chapter has like a period of time to it so you don't get sidetracked and have to re read portions.  That's really nice. You get to know Laura real well through the first person  and illustrations and then of course, a little drama to bring it all together. Just about the time you think you know where things are headed, you turn the page and find out you're way off. The author doesn't give the reader a chance to get bored by figuring out too much.If you like psychological thrillers, then you'll love FREE OF MALICE.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Liz Lazarus and PUYB, in exchange for my unbiased review. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5  STARS.


Liz is giving away a $25 B&N Gift Card & one autographed copy of FREE OF MALICE!!

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • Two winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 B&N Gift Card or one autographed copy of FREE OF MALICE
  • This giveaway begins April 11 and ends on May 11.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on May 12.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!


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1 comment:

Liz Lazarus said...

Thanks for the 5 star review and so glad you enjoyed Free of Malice!