A riveting new novel of suspense, extortion, and a conspiracy that will test the unbreakable bonds of one family—from the bestselling author of The Inside Dark, The Prettiest One, Shady Cross, Brothers and Bones, and more . . .

A Good Man In Ruins.

A Family Broken.

A Nightmare That Has

Only Just Begun.

“This dark, edgy tale touches a multitude of human emotions and is filled with sacrifice, loss, and terror. Hang on tight and remember to breathe."

Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Bishop's Pawn and The Lost Order


“Both a family saga and a political thriller, Hankins‘s latest novel puts a governor‘s family on the brink of destruction and explores how far siblings will go to protect each other. This is James Patterson on steroids.”

—Charlie Donlea, USA Today bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Taken 




 B O O K S   

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A Blood Thing
The Inside Dark
The Prettiest One
Shady Cross
Brothers and Bones
Jack of Spades


James Hankins is the author of six Amazon #1 bestsellers (The Inside Dark, The Prettiest One, Shady Cross, Brothers and Bones, Jack of Spades, and Drawn). For a while, he wrote screenplays, then detoured into practicing law before turning to writing fiction.


He lives north of Boston with his wife and sons, who keep him happy and even allow him time to write. 

His seventh novel, A Blood Thing, will be released June 5, 2018. 

James Hankins Books l Author of Mysteries, Suspense, and Thillers

James Hankins 

Each of James's first six books spent time in the Kindle Top 100, with The Prettiest One reaching the #1 spot across all categories in the Kindle Store.
In addition, Shady Cross received a coveted starred review from Publishers Weekly, while Brothers and Bones earned one from Kirkus Reviews and was named to its list of "Best Books of 2013." 



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