"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

About The Author

Mariëtte Whitcomb studied Criminology and Psychology at the University of Pretoria. An avid reader of psychological thrillers and romantic suspense novels, writing allows her to pursue her childhood dream to hunt criminals, albeit fictional and born in the darkest corners of her imagination. When Mariëtte isn't writing, she reads or spends time with her family and friends.

Finley Series - Book 1

If you prey on the innocent, I'm coming for you.

War didn't change me...Four months as the enemy's captive did. I returned home broken, scarred, the call to combat echoing in my soul. Haunted by the deaths of my squad, a darkness festers inside me, set on vengeance.

Seven little girls died at the hands of the Angel Taker. He thinks himself invincible, taunting the police and the families of his victims with letters. If the police can't stop him, I will. I'm not bound by man-made laws. Starting with the Angel Taker, I will hunt him and every other vile predator down. The dark web won't keep them safe; I'm not afraid of the abyss.

I don't care if this path destroys me, or the police realise a woman is responsible for the bodies found hanging across the city. The victims deserve freedom, and their deaths avenged.

Soon I find myself in the crosshairs of the Marcel Sniper. The worst he does - kiss me. As sure as my name is Finley D. Williams, that kiss is the best I've ever had. Perhaps I'm not alone in this fight after all…

Finley Series - Book 2

We should've stayed in Vietnam.

Five men have vanished from their homes, and not a single piece of evidence has been left behind. The police are stumped - until the most recent victim is found, alive, and he asks to speak to me… Ari is back.

At Captain Taylor's request, I join the investigation but this time I need to stay within the boring restraints of the law. Finley Williams, former vigilante turned consultant criminal profiler. How times have changed. How I have changed.

As the case unfolds, and the victims' bodies are discovered, it becomes clear that this serial killer is unlike any I've ever encountered before. The murders will continue until I put a stop to them.

Tom remains relentless in his pursuit to prove that Aidan is the Marcel Sniper, even going so far as to have him dragged to the police station when somebody takes a shot at Ari. As the months go by and two men are killed by a sniper, I realise the people closest to me are out to destroy the life Aidan and I have created. Either that or Aidan is breaking his promise to never kill again.

If only victim number five hadn't survived...

Finley Series - Book 3

There is nothing a mother wouldn't do to protect her children.

They think they've won. Good. While I try my best not to kill Gabriel, Aidan is hunting down the person responsible for destroying our lives; the one we call the Puppet Master. Separate but, united, Aidan and I continue to fight our enemies, desperate to reclaim what they stole from us.

By chance Eli and I stumble on a small, off the grid town - Pepper Gorge. It soon becomes clear this is not a place where people choose to live. Their lives controlled by a centuries-old evil, passed down through generations. If not for a woman running into the restaurant screaming about a body that has been found in the woods, we might never have realised what this place is. A cult.

Unable to turn my back on the innocent people of Pepper Gorge, Eli and I start investigating, despite it putting pregnant me in danger. No more dangerous than living in the same house as Gabriel.

With each passing day, more questions arise, and not enough answers.
Not only questions about Pepper Gorge, but also the link between my father's best friend and the Puppet Master. The most important question - what really happened the night my parents died? Their car crash wasn't an accident...

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