Welcome to my home page! I'm Lisa Malice, a life-long reader and lover of mystery, murder, and mayhem—and now, a mystery/thriller writer myself.
I jumped into writing my first novel, a psychological thriller, in 2013 after attending my first mystery writers conference. It took years of learning, writing, and rewriting to get where I am today—close to finally putting a polished novel out on the market for all to enjoy.
Don't Look Back is a psychological thriller, a story that digs deep into one woman’s struggle to break free from the chains that bind her to a dark forgotten past, find redemption, and live life in the light on her own terms.
Under the original title (Lost & Found), Don't Look Back earned five finalist honors in unpublished manuscript contests, including the Chanticleer International Book Contest for Thrillers (Clue Award) and the Whodunit Mystery Writing Contest.
Under the representation of my agent, Liz Trupin-Pulli of JET Literary Agency, Don't Look Back is now in the hands of publishers for consideration.
Here's a teaser:
After surviving a watery car crash, Kay Smith wakes in a long-term care facility with amnesia, a battered face, and no one to vouch for her identity. Horrific flashbacks and murderous nightmares leave Kay terrified of the forgotten tragedy that forced her subconscious self to lock away her memories. During her search for answers, her nightmares become reality, forcing Kay to thwart an attack by a deadly stalker and run for her life.
As her memory and identity emerge, Kay is plagued by haunting memories and guilty suspicions about her role in a murderous conspiracy. When the trail of bodies piles up in her wake, Kay is forced to come out of the shadows to confront those she suspects of murder. But as she races to stop to the bloodshed, Kay learns everyone has deadly secrets to hide—even her—forcing her to choose between living a horrific lie or defending the truth with her life.