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When Vancouver psychiatric social worker Chris Ryder spots an abandoned cell phone during his afternoon jog, the innocent discovery drags him into the psychotic games of Ray Owens, a former patient at the centre of a high-profile kidnapping and murder case.
As the violence increases, Owens’ intricate web of lies threatens to ensnare the lives of Ryder’s family and friends, including his old flame Doctor Stephanie Rowe and RCMP Sergeant Brandon Ryan. Now if Ryder is to survive, he must examine the darkness in his own soul as he walks the killer trail.
Shortlisted for the 2013 Debut Dagger Award by the Crime Writers Association, D.B. Carew’s first novel is a gripping thriller that approaches crime with a clinical precision.
"One clever criminal plus one broken social worker equals one hell of a smooth breakout novel from D.B. Carew. The Killer Trail is an intense psychological thriller that explores the pathologies of the hero and the villain in equal measure, driving them head on into each other in a bold twist of an ending."
“The Killer Trail has an unforgettable villain, breakneck pacing and promises plenty of mysteries ahead. D.B. Carew has a knack for creating realistic settings, intriguing character and an ever-intensifying plot."
"[a] promising debut thriller..." full review
"D.B. Carew, a first-time novelist, is a natural whiz at generating tension that puts Ryder — and the reader — through an emotional wringer." full review