Title: Corktown (Abby Kane Novel)
Genre and Age Group: Mystery/Thriller/Adult
Author: Ty Hutchinson
Release date: October 20, 2012
The Doctor Is Back.
In the quiet Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, a mutilated body has the residents nervous and for
good reason. Detroit Metro Police recognize the handiwork of the serial killer known as the Doctor. But
there’s a problem with that. They locked him up seven years ago.
Because of her expertise with serial killers, former hotshot detective and now FBI agent, Abby Kane, is
tasked with figuring out how this madman is able to kill again. When she visits The Doctor behind bars,
he swears he’s innocent and not the psychopath everyone thinks he is. Oddly enough, Abby believes
Corktown dives headfirst into the grit of Detroit, exposing the government corruption and deadly
violence that has haunted the city for decades.
To be honest, I never had many girlfriends growing up. They seemed to come
and go. As a teen, I was a bit of a tomboy. I preferred hunting trips with my father to hair
braiding sleepovers with girls from school. I liked boys, but second dates were hard to
come by after my suitors met my father; the tall, broad-shouldered Irishman that hovered
behind me. In lieu of dating, my father taught me to bare-knuckle fight, a favorite pastime
in Ireland, he would say. When I graduated from Hong Kong’s Police College at age
nineteen, unheard of for a woman, he told me, “I’m proud of you, son.”
I like to think he was joking.
From that point on, my career in law enforcement became my focus; it took over
my life. It left little time for what few friends I had and completely ruined any chance of
a romance with someone other than myself. My relationships were pathetic at best and
upsetting for my mother. All she had ever wanted were grandchildren. What about me,
the child you birthed?
“Why Abby?” She would start over Sunday dinner. “Why are you not married?
What is wrong? Are you a lazi?”
“I knew it; you’re a lazi.”
“I’m not a lazi!”
I finally proved my mother wrong eight years later when I married a man.
Peng Choi was my first true love. He also showed me there was more to life than
the job. We enjoyed six months of marital bliss. I say six months because that’s how long
we had been married before my old partner, a good friend, sat me down and told me my
husband had just been found brutally murdered.
We had no motive and no knowledge of enemies Peng might have had. I wasn’t
prepared for that—life shoving its hand into my chest and ripping out all that mattered.
He left me with two young children, Ryan and Lucy, and a mother-in-law, Po Po.
Peng was a widower when we fell in love; now I was a widow, and a stepmother to boot.
I dealt with his death by throwing myself into my work. I had all but abandoned
the family during that time. My stepchildren were strangers to me and Po Po was fast
becoming their mother, a job I slowly started to realize I wanted. So I did what I thought
was best. I quit the force and moved the family to San Francisco for a new start on life.
Giveaway: The author is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card and (5) eBook copies of CORKTOWN
open International. Open to US is (3) signed paperback copies of CORKTOWN.
a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway