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deep into duskIn the second pulse-pounding thriller in the series, Detective Gabriel McRay is once again forced to face his inner demons.  From the enclaves of the super rich to the kinky underbelly of Los Angeles, women are turning up dead and Gabriel is determined to hunt down the killer.  His one and only witness to this string of sexual murders is the beautiful Tara Samuels.  Blinded by his own sympathy and desire for Tara, Gabriel is soon embroiled in the world of her dark fantasy, and McRay must find the sadistic killer before he loses his career, his sanity and his life.

DEEP INTO DUSK is available from Amazon and the author’s website.


“Laurie Stevens’ Deep Into Dusk, has all the ingredients of a hair-raising movie thriller on par with the movie Fatal Attraction as it sucks you into wild intrigue with a very unexpected ending… This is one author that I am sure we will be hearing more from in the future.”

“This is a chilling psychological thriller, the second in the author’s series featuring McRay (though it’s perfectly readable as a stand-alone book). Stevens deftly intertwines McRay’s childhood trauma with the crimes taking place in the present, intensifying the emotional force of the story. The characters have depth and personality, and their internal conflicts are portrayed in a wrenchingly human fashion, both moving and believable. The mystery, meanwhile, is dark, disturbing, and intense enough to hold the reader’s interest until the end. The teaser at the end for the sequel promises a vigorous, dramatic continuation for the series.”


Laurie Stevens is a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and she co-wrote and produced the play with music, “Follow Your Dreams.” Her short story, “Kill Joy,” is in the anthology, “Last Exit to Murder and her debut novel The Dark Before Dawn, is the first in a psychological suspense series. The novel earned the Kirkus Star and was named to Kirkus Reviews “Best of 2011”. A Goodreads Book of the Month, the novel also received top honors at the 2012 Hollywood Book festival. Deep into Dusk is the second in the series. When she is not writing, Laurie is running a wholesale closeout business with her husband. To learn more about the author, visit her website at