In the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains, a freezing snowdrift blankets the June Lake Loop. For months, aspiring novelist Gallagher Finch has not written a single word. To pass the time awaiting inspiration, Gal satiates his boredom with Adderall, Evan Williams, and one call girl too many. On the eve of his twenty-sixth birthday, he indulges in all three…
And when he awakens, he discovers a bloody secret tangled in his bedsheets.
Still grieving from a tragic murder in the family thirteen years earlier, Gal wonders if old enemies are drawing near once again. He begins to process his nightmares, anxiety, and fear the only way he knows how – he writes. Quickly realizing his own story could be the best-seller he has been dying to publish, Gal weaves together the truth of who killed Daphne Castro, but in the process, he discovers the story that could launch his career may very well be his own deadly ending.
Family becomes foe, dark secrets resurface, and blood can be found on more than one pair of hands.
Nicholas Holloway is an award-winning mystery author based in Texas. His debut novel, "The Loop", won the Book Excellence Award for Suspense Fiction. His thrilling new mystery thriller, "Three Houses on a Hill," recently won the 2020 Killer Nashville Claymore Award.
Nick grew up in southern California and earned his master’s degree from the MFA Screenwriting Program at California State University Fullerton.
While living abroad in New Zealand, Portugal, and Morocco, Nick garnered a love of landscapes. He utilizes dramatic backdrops in his stories, believing that a story’s terrain is just as important as its characters.
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Nick lives in Austin with his wife and their dog-child, Harvey.