Inspired by True Events Author Sarah Vail Releases Thrilling Debut Novel ‘James Street’

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Filled with romance and mystery, readers will be swept away by engaging characters and on the edge of their seat suspense

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“With my debut novel, I wanted to shed light on criminal behavior and the heroic members of law enforcement who provide assistance,” said Vail.

As a young woman, author Sarah Vail was stalked by a man. He continued to follow her even when she was married and moved to a new city. One night home alone and pregnant, Vail saw the man standing on her patio with only a locked sliding glass door between them. Having the presence of mind to get to her bedroom, she called the police and waited for them to arrive while wielding a loaded pistol. The man vanished before the police arrived but continued to harass Vail’s parents sending them creepy things meant for her up until the day he died in a mental hospital.

These true events inspired Vail to write “James Street,” her debut mystery and suspense novel. Trained in Criminology and Forensics and with experience handling small arms, Vail utilizes her experiences and expertise to present a chilling thriller filled with romance and intrigue.

After four years of hard work, deputy district attorney Tim McAndrews becomes his office’s top prosecutor. He’s young, handsome, and smart with his life ticking along at a satisfying pace until he sees the beautiful Daniela St. Clair, a wealthy heiress and philanthropist, dancing down the last few steps of the James Street parking garage. Developing a sudden and overwhelming attraction to her, he realizes his perfect life is missing something: love.

With Daniela and love on the brain, Tim returns to his office to the news that two young women had died from suspected foul play. He is put on the case which begins to lead him down a dark path of evidence that leads to something of pure evil and the realization that he is not the only one interested in Daniela.

“With my debut novel, I wanted to shed light on criminal behavior and the heroic members of law enforcement who provide assistance,” said Vail. “As I know firsthand, there are really bad people in the world that prey on women, however our law enforcement is working hard to keep everyone safe every day even if it is not always seen.”

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“James Street: A Novel”
By Sarah Vail
ISBN: 9781480844704 (sc); 9781480844681 (hc); 9781480844698 (ec)
Available through Amazon and Archway Publishing

About the author
Sarah Vail decided to pursue her lifelong dream of writing suspense fiction after a forty-year career in private industry. She lives on a small farm in Oregon with her champion purebred Arabian horses.

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