Idyll Fears: A Thomas
By Stephanie Gayle
Released Tuesday, September 05, 2017
It’s two weeks before Christmas 1997, and Police Chief Thomas Lynch faces a crisis when Cody Forrand, a six-year-old with a life-threatening medical condition, goes missing during a blizzard. Lynch’s suspicions about who abducted Cody are met with scorn by his detectives, some of whom can’t handle the fact that’s he’s gay. With half the station out sick with the flu, Lynch seeks outside help. It arrives in the shape of an FBI agent for whom Lynch feels an immediate attraction.
To complicate matters, local crime is on the rise and Lynch finds himself the target of prank calls and hate speech that he worries is the work of a colleague. Time is ticking away, Lynch is struggling to discover who is behind Idyll’s crime spree, and he’s beginning to doubt that Cody will ever be found . . .
Stephanie Gayle grew up in Massachusetts. She graduated from Smith College. She works at the MIT Media Lab, in the Finance department. Her hobbies include baking, reading, kickboxing, knitting, and playing games. She’s quite competitive. Her mystery books include Idyll Threats and Idyll Fears. Her first novel, My Summer of Southern Discomfort, was chosen as one of Redbook’s Top Ten Summer Reads. Her short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, The Potomac Review, Punchnel‘s, and several other publications. She’s twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She co-founded the popular Boston reading series, Craft on Draft.