Michael Lindley is an Amazon #1 author for "Mystery Thriller & Suspense" as well as "Historical Thrillers" with his debut novel THE EMMALEE AFFAIRS. More recently, his LIES WE NEVER SEE and DEATH ON THE NEW MOON reached #1 for "Psychological Thrillers". His "Troubled Waters" series feature love and relationships challenged by betrayal, tragic loss, murder and the many dark forces that can lie just below the surface of our fragile lives.
His latest, DEATH ON THE NEW MOON, continues the story of attorney, Hanna Walsh, and Detective Alex Frank in the Low Country of South Carolina first introduced in Amazon #1 LIES WE NEVER SEE. Book #4 in the series, THE SISTER TAKEN, debuts in January 2020.
All of Michael's books are set in idyllic locales and often intriguing historical contexts. The settings include a remote resort town in Northern Michigan in the 1940's, 50's and present-day in THE EMMALEE AFFAIRS and THE SUMMER TOWN; Atlanta and Grayton Beach Florida in the turbulent 1920's as well in current times in BEND TO THE TEMPEST; and more recently, 1860's and present-day Charleston, Pawleys Island and the fictional Dugganville, South Carolina in the four "Hanna and Alex" suspense thrillers.
Michael writes full-time now, stepping away from a career in Marketing and Advertising, and divides his time between Northern Michigan, Colorado and Florida. He and his wife, Karen, are also on an annual quest to visit the country's spectacular national parks.
"You will often find that writers are drawn to write what they love to read.
I've always enjoyed stories built around a compelling time and place as much as the characters who grace these locations. As the heroes and villains come to life in my favorite stories, facing life's challenges of love and betrayal and great danger, I also enjoy coming to deeply understand the setting for the story and how it shapes the characters and the conflicts they face.
I've also love books built around a mix of past and present, allowing me to know a place and the people who live there in both a fascinating historical context, as well as in present-day.
Writers like Pat Conroy and Kristin Hannah grace my bookshelves along with Ian McEwen, Dennis Lehane, Amor Towles, Anita Shreve, Lisa Wingate, William Kent Krueger. I'm also a big fan of suspense thrillers from authors like Rachel Caine, Melinda Leigh, Robert Dugoni and Gregg Olsen, similar to my own "Troubled Waters" series, and on and on. I need a lot of bookshelves!"