Eden Baylee Stranger at Sunset

ISBN 13: 9780991785728

Stranger at Sunset

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"One of the most inventive murders I have ever come across in years of reading crime fiction ... it will send a particularly icy chill up the spines of male readers." - Crime Fiction Lover


Dr. Kate Hampton, a respected psychiatrist, gathers with a group of strangers at her favorite travel spot in Jamaica.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the luxury resort is struggling due to a scathing review from travel critic, Matthew Kane. The owners have invited him back with hopes he will pen a more favorable review to restore their reputation.

Even though Kate is haunted by her own demons, she feels compelled to help. Can she uncover the motivation for the writer’s bitter review? In a battle of wits and psychological twists, terrible secrets will be revealed.

Stranger at Sunset is a slow-burning mystery/suspense that will keep you guessing to the end.

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About the Author:

Excerpted from an interview with Loren Kleinman of The Huffington Post.

Loren Kleinman (LK): You are a literary erotica writer originally. How did you make the shift to writing a mystery novel?

Eden Baylee (EB): I've written short stories and flash fiction in multiple genres including: thriller, mystery, and romance. Given that, it was not a huge leap to write a mystery. I started with erotica as I've been reading it since I was 11, but I also knew I would not write it forever.

LK: Why did you decide to make your main character a psychiatrist?

EB: I've had a love for psychology ever since studying Freud and hold a strong fascination for what goes on in people's minds. At one time, I even considered going into the field. As I enjoy dissecting motivations of my characters, Dr. Kate Hampton seemed the ideal protagonist. She is caring and helpful, but she also has a dark side. It's what makes her a unique character. She's not someone readers will easily forget.

LK: Can readers expect any erotica in the pages of your new thriller?

EB: Parts of it are sensual and sexy, but I would not classify any of it as erotic. The motivation of the story is to arouse a mysterious, uncertain atmosphere, eliciting a sense of conflict, suspense, and anticipation in the reader. Erotica has another purpose. It arouses libido, which is something different altogether.

LK: What do you consider the major elements of a good mystery/thriller?

EB: Great characters. I believe a story exists because the characters make it happen. Even though mystery/thrillers are genre fiction, it doesn't imply you can have a great story at the expense of great characters. Stranger at Sunset is not a traditional mystery. From a reader's perspective, the story stimulates mood with a focus on moral conflict. What I'm exploring are the characters' motives and how they see the world, which is different from how you and I may see it.

Read the full interview: Eden Baylee is a Stranger at Sunset on The Huffington Post, 8/25/14.

Review:

Amazon US / UK Best Seller 
- International Mystery and Crime
- Literary Fiction - Psychological
- Crime Fiction - Murder

"One of the most inventive murders I have ever come across in years of reading crime fiction ... it will send a particularly icy chill up the spines of male readers." - Crime Fiction Lover

"Features one of the most original, chilling and impossible to forget murder scenes I've ever read." - J. A. Greenwood, award-winning author

"Kate Hampton is a New York City psychiatrist and one of the most interesting characters I have met in a long time." - Long and Short Reviews

"Stranger at Sunset by Eden Baylee is one of those novels that starts off as a slow burn and gradually builds to an intense inferno." - The Avid Book Collector

"The plot is multi-layered, unfolding slowly at first and building up speed ... The realism here is stunning." - Darcia Helle, Vine Voice

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