And On The Sixth Day
D. A. Childers
Join rookie Atlanta homicide detective Matthew Dugan as he tracks one of the most vicious serial killers ever known to the city.
What started out as a seemingly simple but odd murder and dismemberment on a subway train - the perfect case for a young rookie to make a name for himself - quickly spiraled into a rapid-fire string of brutal murders that plagued the city relentlessly for weeks.
To complicate matters for Matt as he struggles to navigate his way through the mental world of a demented killer, he's still struggling to navigate his own life and limited contact with his daughter after his recent divorce. And always lurking just below the surface is Matt's lifelong battle to cope with the death of his identical twin brother when they were teenagers.
Then, just as suddenly as the murders started, they stop. But things are far from over, for the end of the killing spree is really only the first day of the killer's true plan. But the sixth day will bring Detective Dugan face to face with the killer, and with the realization that some monsters can simply never be tamed. And on that sixth day, Detective Dugan is seemingly left with only one shocking and unexpected option - and that option will change lives forever.
And On The Sixth Day starts as a fast-paced crime drama and morphs into a profoundly complex, deep and disturbing psychological thriller.
And On The Sixth Day contains graphic content suitable for adults. Parental discretion is advised.
divorced less than a year after Brandon was born. Melissa concedes that “he’s pretty good with Brandon, and took him out for pizza this evening. He just didn’t want to be a husband—to me or to anyone else for that matter. And I wanted him to grow up and settle down for me, and when he didn’t do that, well, that was the beginning of the end. He’s changed a lot, especially where Brandon is concerned, but I’ve just never been able to forgive him for choosing his friends and his youth over me.”
would have to ensure that six different rotating cameras were rotated away at the time they passed. They pointed out—while looking directly at Detective Dugan, no doubt in response to his earlier sarcastic comment—that this would be no small feat and required a meticulous attention to detail on the part of the killer. The security team goes on to point out that while it is possible that somewhere in that footage is in fact an image of the killer, while simply not apparently on a path to the
scenario is unlikely. It’s just not in the nature of jumpers to step backwards. Furthermore, the only reason a jumper would jump in front of a train from the far side of a bridge would be to avoid seeing the train. Stepping backwards would totally defeat that. On the other hand, someone throwing a victim from a bridge would always choose the far side, to avoid being seen themselves. Arriving at the scene, the task force uses the written reports and the paint markings on the ground to re-create,
time I heard you tell someone what I had said. So, let’s make a deal here. In that one regard, something that happened to me in my past taught me how to do something just a bit better than most—and I was then able to teach you the same lesson, based on my past. How about let me learn from your past how to do what you do in this regard?” Smiling, Matt says “so you requested me, huh? I bet now that the prize has arrived and been unwrapped, you wish it had a thirty-day return policy, huh?” “Are
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