Severed Relations: a Finn O'Brien Crime Thriller

Severed Relations: a Finn O'Brien Crime Thriller

Book 1: Finn O'Brien
They're illegal. They're undocumented. They're disappearing. Detective Finn O'Brien won't turn his back.
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Murder behind the gates of Fremont Place was unusual...

Two children and a nanny slaughtered in the home of a rich young lawyer and his beautiful wife was unheard of. Shunned cop, Detective Finn O'Brien, and his partner, Cori Anderson, must connect the dots between the L.A. ladies-who-lunch, lawyers who skate on the edge of the law, pornographers, and Hollywood freaks.

Following a trail of bodies and shattered relationships, they uncover a horrific truth behind the murders that will either bind them together for eternity or sever their relationship in the cruelest cut of all.

“This compelling story is full of human and circumstantial tension from beginning to end.”

Release date: February 10, 2021

Publisher: Wolfpack Publishing

Print pages: 370

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Behind the book

Hancock Park is an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood, but over the years it has become surrounded by the city. This neighborhood and the underbelly of Hollywood were both my inspiration for Severed Relations. At the same time I was exploring these locations, there were a number of stories in the media about children being murdered. I couldn't think of a more horrendous crime. I wanted to write about the deep grief of such deaths and the inexplicable reasons why they might occur. More than once I wondered if this was a story I should pursue, but once the characters took hold it was almost as if I had no choice. I had to find out how it would all end and why it had begun.

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