Award-winning author Catherine Finger is shattering the limits of both suspense and faith genres with her explosive new romantic thriller in her Jo Oliver thriller series that promises “murder with a message,” Shattered by Death (HopeSprings Books, Paperback, $14.99, June 7, 2016), a deadly game of cat and mouse between a female police chief and a serial killer trying to frame her for murder.

Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Deep River Books’ Writers Contest, Shattered by Death is a masterfully crafted thriller that seamlessly weaves gritty, imperfect characters, faith, and white-knuckle suspense that will leave readers breathless and guessing until the end.

Shattered by Death: After Chief of Police Josie Oliver’s abusive soon-to-be ex-husband had an affair with another woman, she could have murdered them—but when someone does, Jo becomes the prime suspect. Teaming up with old flame and FBI agent Nick Vitarello to hunt a serial killer who is framing her for murder, her fledgling faith in God and man is severely tested. The situation escalates when Nick declares his love for her—but his loyalty comes under fire. As the manhunt heats up, the only thing Jo is sure of is that her time is running out.

Shattered by Death is the breathtaking follow-up to series debut, Cleansed by Death (HopeSprings Books, April 5, 2016). In Cleansed by Death, Jo Oliver comes face-to-face with her abusive husband’s cruel exploits and is haunted by an evil presence she can’t quite grasp—and soon finds herself drawn into the crosshairs of the vicious Little Sister Serial Killer. Fighting for her marriage, faith, and fate, she is confronted by an Adversary only God can conquer—if she decides to let Him in.

Like her heroine Police Chief Jo Oliver, DR. CATHERINE FINGER is committed to protect and serve. But instead of handcuffs and handguns, she uses her wit and wisdom as a high school superintendent and church and community volunteer in northern Illinois. The award-winning novel Shattered by Death is the second in her Jo Oliver thriller series. Learn more at


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