Under Suspicion

by Marlene Kurban

From the Introduction:

Psychologist Louis D’Maio’s life is spiraling out of control. He’s still recovering financially and emotionally after an ugly malpractice lawsuit when his girlfriend, Paula, disappears on vacation in St. Maarten after breaking up with him. Determined to ensure she’s safe, Louis enlists the help of her sister.

Kristen Spencer isn’t just Paula’s sister. She’s also Louis’s former patient. Did Paula’s online fantasy life lead her into danger, or is she a victim of something bigger? Kristen reluctantly teams up with Louis, but when their search takes a sinister turn, how far can she really trust him?

When he falls under suspicion in a string of murders, Louis finds himself tangled in a tightening web of lies and deception. Is he really the prime suspect, or is he the target of someone intent on his destruction? In a deadly race to prove his innocence, the cost of losing could be his life.


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Stairway Press

What others are saying about Under Suspicion

“Marlene Kurban crafts an all-nighter with this gritty debut novel about a beleaguered psychologist, Louis D'Maio, who finds himself inexplicably framed in a complex web of deception. These fast-moving scenes along with witty dialogue create a spine-chilling obsession in the reader to hurry and uncover the truth.”

    – Charlene Bell Dietz, author of The Flapper, the Imposter, and the Stalker and The Flapper, the Scientist, and the Saboteur


“Imagine yourself serving others in a career dedicated to helping people find inner clarity and purpose in life. Then imagine the emotional damage and disillusionment that come when lies are stealthily spread about you--lies that can ruin, and even end, your life. Now you know how it feels to be Louis D'Maio, the protagonist of Marlene Kurban's taut thriller Under Suspicion. I dare you to read it.”

    – John DeDakis, Novelist, Writing Coach, and Former Senior Copy Editor for CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." (www.johndedakis.com)