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Thursday 27 August 2015

☀☄ Purified [1] - Elizabeth S. Sullivan

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Purified, a Noir Thriller by (, Short on Time Books, 233 pages).

PREVIEW: Read the first five chapters with Amazon Look Inside.  Purified is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Check out the book's synopsis and the excerpt below, and our Q&a with author Elizabeth Sullivan.

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Trailer | Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Tour Stops


When a mutilated body of an African American girl is found in a park sandbox, the media shows no interest. Instead, their attention is riveted on the disappearance of Olivia Safra, a college student and only child of the powerful and dangerous Richard Safra. Suspended ADA, Beck Oldman, demoted to a rookie PI is assigned her first cases to find a missing teenager and Olivia Safra.

Leads connect the murders to the Safra case. The investigation into her client's private life reveals a dark side in the relationship between a father and daughter and exacts his wrath against Beck. More girls are found murdered, putting Beck in a race to stop a serial killer and stop her own client from destroying her

PURIFIED is a thrilling story that explores many dark subjects, including what it does to those who have to live in the world of killers in order to stop them.

Teaser: Excerpt

The fact it was drizzling did not dim the useful moonlight. The body had been meticulously scrubbed with antibacterial soap; hair shampooed; new white underwear guarded against the old jeans. The plastic gloves and the rain slowed down the digging. The skies opened just a bit more, but enough to wash away progress. Voices from a distance slightly accelerated the final touches. The exact placement of the artifacts was crucial. Finally, success. It was a shallow grave, but it was never meant to be anything more than a beginning.

The Chicago Park teemed with summer life. Amber light washed over the lazy sun worshippers, glazing them in a healthy hue they did not earn. Dogs chased invisible balls and actual Frisbees in the wet grass, almost tripping women pushing baby strollers worth the price of a small car. The low thrum of conversations, an intermittent rebuke handed down to an out-of-line participant was suddenly obliterated by a shrill, inhuman wail. A collective sucking in of breath heralded the series of joy crushing waves everyone knew were coming.

Wave One: a young boy collapsed near a group of teenage girls. Normally squealers, the girls silently tried to ease the boy out of his fetal position. Reluctantly, onlookers approached, knowing their light reverie was scrolling into some kind of weird nightmare.

Wave Two: a chorus of other worldly screaming came out of children as they abandoned the swings.

Wave Three: a man screeching, “Get the kids away from the goddamned sandbox, get them OUT OF THERE. Call the cops, there’s a bloody hand sticking out of the sand.” Human sobs were accompanied by police sirens, almost if they were keeping tempo to the chaos. People fled from the blood and the sand.

Wave Four: a murdered adolescent girl’s mutilated hand reached out of the sand, tripping the boy whose summer dreams would become

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About the Author

Elizabeth S. Sullivan has taken an interesting road to becoming an author. While working full-time, and raising her two children, she managed to finish law school and earn her Justice Doctorate degree. During this time she discovered and embraced a love of writing. Elizabeth has completed five screenplays, one short, and worked as a script doctor. She has won screenplay competitions and has twice been a semifinalist in the prestigious Nicholl competition.

Elizabeth has decided to follow the advice she gives to students: follow your passion and your work will not be a job. That passion is writing. Elizabeth is thrilled to publish her first novel and take her first step towards becoming a working author.

Elizabeth’s other passions include movies, reading, politics, the environment, and most important, her children, Kalen and Ashley.

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