I would be very appreciative for a little feedback on this query. Been working on it for a while now. Outside eyes are always helpful and deeply grateful!
See post #113 for newest version of query — http://agentquerycon...t-110/?p=332422
I’d like to tell you about my latest novel, THE LAST DECEPTION (111,000 words)
Before he succumbed to alcohol, Eric Spellman had been a great cop, the one who captured New York City’s worst serial killer, The Counting Man. Driven with the desire to capture his wife’s killer, it became a game to the killer, nearly destroying Spellman in the process. For years after the capture, he became the shell of the man he once was. But just as if it seemed he would retire some day a fallen hero, a woman named Jill Clairmont comes to him asking for his help in finding her missing husband. The man buried inside the hero is prompted to action, but when Jill receives a letter from her husband telling her he has left, it all but confirms the husband left, but Spellman doesn’t believe it. He tirelessly investigated, leading him nowhere. In the years that followed, two more husbands went missing, along with the letters saying they left.
Obsessed with the cases, Spellman struggled to find the husbands. Everywhere he searched, he found nothing. Just when he thought he would redeem himself, he reverted back to the shell of the hero he once was. He retired the fallen hero.
For ten years, the cases remained cold, until Charlotte Jackson comes to Mike Spellman, Eric’s cousin, for help in finding her missing husband. Just when it seemed Eric’s theory was coming true, a letter arrived from Charlotte’s husband telling her he left. Along with his partner and best friend Rich Luft, they begin investigating. Upon their investigation, they discover the burial site of the four husbands. When they finally come close to unraveling the case, they discover at the center of all the missing husbands lies one common link: a woman they all had an affair with named Kaitlin Donovan.
I am writing to you because I read on your website you were passionate about mysteries. I am hoping that mine is one you could also feel passionate about. My novel has been published on Amazon.
Thank you for your time.