The Daemon’s Wish

A cocktail of Sci-fi, Thriller and Paranormal genres, The Daemon’s Wish by Chris Wright is a fascinating murder mystery. The story is set in the year 2410. By this year, humans have habited Mars and Europa as well. The peaceful life of Europa is shattered when a killer goes on a murderous streak. Each gruesome murder is a scene from hell, with the victim’s organs splashed in the stream of their own blood. Detective Johnson and Detective Thomas seek the help of a psychological profiler, Noah Peterson, who had proved instrumental in throwing several criminals behind the bars. Solving these murders, however, will not prove to be an easy feat as the crime scenes do not have any DNA other than that of the victims. As bodies begin piling up, the race to catch the killer, who leaves no human trace, ensures many several nights and quick thinking. At this crucial time, Noah has his own demons to face. His health conditions — migraine and epilepsy — have deteriorated overnight. But, the seizures are the least of his worries; he is having serious memory gaps that seem to coincide with the time of the murder. Moreover, his appearance at every sight of the murder makes him a suspect too.

The Good Stranger

Although Kate was the daughter of a US senator, she had no interest in politics. She left her old job and her boyfriend to be a national news correspondent in New York. So, imagine her disappointment when she had to cover politics in her new job in Manhattan. To add to her misery, her boyfriend broke up with her soon after her move. Just when she was on the verge of embracing regret as her primary emotion, destiny intervened. Someone started leaving thoughtful gifts for strangers throughout the city.