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Meg Storm has stepped in it. After becoming entangled within an industry as nefarious as it is criminal, she becomes swept under the riptide in a lurid world of drugs and drug money. With law enforcement at a loss about the island’s escalating trafficking of drugs, authorities opt to use unorthodox tactics. After her daughter, Lily, dies from an apparent heroin overdose, and then her husband, the same way, Meg has nothing left to lose. She transforms herself from housewife into fighting phenom. Will she become a victim, a vigilante, or both? For Meg, nothing is as it seems.
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Praise for Storm Season
"I'm still reeling after finishing Susan Wingate's latest, STORM SEASON. Brilliantly written, here is a tale that grips you by the throat from the opening prologue to the gut-punch of an ending. Both tender and brutal, intelligent and visceral, each page carries a reader further down a harrowing path to a conclusion both inevitable yet also shocking. This novel will leave an indelible mark on your soul. Don't miss it." —James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of The Demon Crown
"In STORM SEASON, bestselling author Susan Wingate delivers a spellbinding page-turner. Harrowing and heartbreaking, this is the story of a grief-stricken mother's tenacity in her efforts to bring the monsters responsible for her daughter's drug overdose. Meg Storm is a heroine you can really root for. Once you pick up this riveting thriller, you won't want to put it down." —Kevin O'Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Meg Storm is intimate with grief, and with guilt. And if Storm is, so must Susan Wingate be, author of this heartbreaking thriller. Both emotions are palpable in The Death of Vultures, from the first to the final page. With a fine eye for detail, and an exquisitely tuned empathy for her character's agony, Wingate leads the reader from worst to worse as Storm allows no stone to go unturned in her pursuit of the carrion eaters responsible for her daughter's death. A visceral, personal, unflinching look at the insidious plague decimating this country, STORM SEASON will have you double-checking the locks every night and holding your loved ones a little bit tighter. —Randall Silvis, author of Two Days Gone
"The author writes with a shrewd, confident style; the characters' experiences are often perceptible to readers. For example, Meg endures an emotional reaction as physical anguish: "This new pain was like a shot to the chest, radiating down and dark, through the soles of her feet." Violence is stark but fleeting, as the profound tale is more about loss than revenge. A bleak but undeniably affecting family tale." —Kirkus Reviews, August 2, 2018
"Susan Wingate is guilty. She caused me to lose a full night's sleep. That's how engrossing her newest novel, STORM SEASON, is. Like an onion, the layers keep peeling away revealing new twists and turns that keep you glued to the page. Her writing is impeccable and the world she creates, while at times as tragic as a car wreck, is both haunting and impossible to ignore." —New York Times and USA Today Thriller Award winning author, Vincent Zandri
"Grief, guilt, and punishment for crimes walk closely together in an evolving story which brings both Meg and her readers on the brink of disaster as reconciliation and recovery remain elusive goals for many of the characters. The result is a riveting, action-packed inspection of one woman's life gone awry as she sets out to rescue others only to come full-circle to discover her own strength and ability to survive." —D. Donovan, Senior Book Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"When the book starts out with the death of her daughter, you'd think things couldn't get much worse for Meg--but they do. More deaths, manipulation, revenge, and redemption all play important roles in Susan Wingate's fast-paced masterpiece THE DEATH OF VULTURES. Susan's deftly controlled writing style has the reader feeling everything the character goes through--which is exhausting and wonderful." —Terry Persun, Award Winning & Amazon Bestselling Novelist
"In the tradition of GONE GIRL, Susan Wingate's THE DEATH OF VULTURES is both layered and nuanced. Like a striptease. the story unwinds itself, building one fear above the other. She has created a world both surreal and REAL, where regrets don't just swallow you whole... They KILL you." —J Carson Black, New York Times Bestseller, jcarsonblack.com
For readers who enjoyed Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter, and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
By Susan Wingate
Roberts Press: September 05, 2018
ISBN-13 : 978-0989807876