Truth Catcher: A Novel of Suspense
Title: Truth Catcher: A Novel of Suspense
Author: Anna Salter
Possessing psychic abilities that enable her to discern the truth in what people say and experience, forensic psychologist Breeze Copens interviews a remorseless convict whom she knows is lying and who may be responsible for the disappearance of a young girl.
“Fascinating. . . . Handles this touchy material with integrity, tugging on our hearts even as she ties our nerves in knots. Salter writes with chilling authority.”
Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book ReviewLibrary Journal
“Salter has graced her protagonist with a compelling and likeable voice in the tradition of Patricia Cornwell.”
“An impressive achievement.”-Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune
Forensic psychologist Breeze Copens has a gift. She not only hears the truth, she also sees it. So she knows when Daryl Collins-a born-again but remorseless con jailed in Seattle for armed robbery-is lying. What she doesn’t know is the identity of the -little girl in a blue dress with yellow daisies who appears suddenly in her line of -vision during her interview with Daryl. And Daryl isn’t telling.
A heart-stopping thriller, its twists unexpected, its suspense mounting as the steely Breeze attempts to make hard evidence of her intuition, Truth Catcher sets the leggy, red-haired forensic expert on an increasingly treacherous course. It takes her eventually to Dallas, where she falls headfirst into the investigation of an unsolved murder of a four-year-old girl (in a blue dress with yellow daisies) a decade earlier. More dangerously, it puts her in the path of Daryl’s half-brother, a creepy drug lord who goes by the name of Trash.