Rachel Howzell Hall

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RACHEL HOWZELL HALL, author of the bestseller and Anthony Award-, Lefty Award- and ITW-award nominated They All Fall Down (Forge), writes the acclaimed Lou Norton series, including Land of Shadows, Skies of Ash, Trail of Echoes, and City of Saviors. She is also the co-author of The Good Sister with James Patterson, which was included in the New York Times bestseller The Family Lawyer. She is currently on the board of directors for the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and lives in Los Angeles.

Her next novel And Now She’s Gone will be published in September 2020. You can find her at www.rachelhowzell.com and on Twitter @RachelHowzell.
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Rachel Howzell Hall Great question! I deal with writer's block by not having it! See, I have a full-time job, am the mom of an active 10-year old and sometimes, I have to…moreGreat question! I deal with writer's block by not having it! See, I have a full-time job, am the mom of an active 10-year old and sometimes, I have to sleep. That doesn't leave a time for writing -- an hour a day, every morning between 6:15 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. -- and no time for not knowing what to write. And since I want this new series to succeed, and since I know my time is limited, SOMETHING'S going down on a piece of paper every. single. day.(less)
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Thanks so much for the compliments and lobbying -- novelists can never have enough! I appreciate your tremendous support and I'm so glad th…more
Hi, Diane!

Thanks so much for the compliments and lobbying -- novelists can never have enough! I appreciate your tremendous support and I'm so glad that you love Lou and her stories. I'm having a great time writing her adventures! The next story, TRAIL OF ECHOES, will be out next year this time. Lou returns to the Jungle after a teenage girl is found dead on a trail in a nearby park.

Can't wait to share it with you!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I feel strange right now -- my daughter graduated from fifth grade and there's no homework to do... except for mine, which is finishing the first draft of the fourth Lou Norton novel.

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They All Fall Down

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No One Knows You're Here (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Fans of James Patterson's Women's Murder Club will love Rachel Howzell's newest title. Three weeks out of cancer surgery, crime reporter Syeeda McKay is in the pursuit of Los Angeles’s most active serial killer. Over the last twenty years, the Phantom Slayer has hunted African-American prostitutes working in one of the worst parts of South Los Angeles, killing eight victims in the alleys off Western Avenue, and then disappearing into the shadows. But Syeeda doesn’t know that the killer has turned his sights on her. Detective Adam Sherwood, a hotshot investigator with the Robbery-Homicide Division of the LAPD, has been handed the Phantom Slayer cases, and together, he and Syeeda must figure out who is doing the killing . . . before Syeeda becomes his next victim.
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Description: Nicole Baxter has issues. Abandonment issues. Marital issues. Conception issues. And she thinks her house in the hills is haunted. Her life changes on the afternoon she receives a phone call from the harbor. During a scuba dive, her husband has disappeared. No one -- not his diving instructor, not the Coast Guard -- can find him. Is he still alive?
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I liked it. Did not at all think it was like GONE GIRL -- I guess there's GIRL in the title? [shrug] Maybe the comparison comes from unlikeable characters? [shrug again] But! I did like it. The not-knowing and trusting that comes with relationships, ...more
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"Wow, this book was incredible. This was my first read by Rachel Howzell Hall, but I can guarantee that this book will not be my last. If you like Lisa Jewell and old school Ruth Ware novels, Rachel Howzell Hall will exceed your mystery/thriller goals" Read more of this review »
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4.5* rounded up. This was excellent; twisty without being confusing, and the writing was very good. There were a couple of little discrepancies which didn't get resolved, so I wonder if" Read more of this review »
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“May you be in heaven a full half hour before the Devil knows you're dead”
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“He drummed the table with his fingers and chewed his bottom lip. "Who knows what she wants. She says she's forgiven me. That I should come home." I forked a piece of corned beef off his plate. "End of relationship haiku." He counted on his fingers--five-seven-five--and that perfect smile of his peeked from the gloom.”
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