Today I’m happy to welcome author Lucy Christopher to The Hiding Spot for THE KILLING WOODS blog tour. Below, you’ll find a guest post from Lucy, in which she introduces readers to Jon, one of the main characters from her newest novel, including his relation to the victim, Ashlee Parker, and his possible motive for killing her. Tomorrow, you can meet another character from THE KILLING WOODS at the blog The Reading Date! Don’t forget to read my review here.
Jon Shepherd is a discharged combat soldier and the dad of Emily. He fought in Afghanistan, where he accidentally shot a civilian. Because of the incident, he developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, experiencing terrible flashbacks of the shooting. He was no longer psychologically equipped to serve in the army and was sent home — where he spent most of his time in the seclusion of an old military bunker. The night of Ashlee’s death, he walked out of the woods carrying her dead body. Believing he had killed another civilian while in the grips of a flashback, Jon pleads guilty to manslaughter. Although he says that he doesn’t remember if he saw Ashlee before the night she died, many people in the community think he planned to murder her all along; they think the flashback story is a cover-up.
THE KILLING WOODS is a intense, often psychologically thrilling read that you don’t want to miss. Find out more about the book below, including the book trailer. Then enter the giveaway to win your own signed copy of brand new mystery from Lucy Christopher.
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