A series of sadistic murders has transformed Harrison University's quiet southern charm into a house of horrors. The killer is sending anonymous notes to Dr. Bridget O'Leary hinting that the Dead Day tradition will become a memorial for murdered students and faculty, rather than a day set aside to prepare for final exams. The frantic search for this psychotic killer leads Bridget on a terrifying professional and personal journey. Bridget O'Leary is grateful for the hectic, workaholic pace that characterizes her job as the newly appointed Provost of Harrison University. Focusing on the needs of students and faculty is a welcome diversion from the dark internal conversations reeling out of control in her mind as she tries to cope with baby Lana's death, and the recent murder of her husband Caleb. Bridget faces the beginning of the fall semester with optimism and confidence until her rose-colored glasses are shattered by news that members of local gangs have infiltrated the campus, and may be responsible for the brutal murder of a young biology professor. When another body is discovered with the same savage markings, the hunt for a serial killer begins, and Bridget has to grapple with events that threaten to destroy her. Detective Sam Adams has investigated dozens of crimes, including the murder of Bridget's husband Caleb. His anxiety is heightened when the killer delivers threatening notes to Bridget's office. These murders are personal and Bridget is either a target or a pawn in this deadly rampage. He may have ruined his chances for a relationship with Bridget, but he has no intention of losing her at the hands of this killer. Can Sam and Bridget find the killer before the end of the semester, or will the meaning of the Dead Day tradition on campus be forever altered? Dead Day is the second book in Karla M. Hull's Grievance Collectors Series. Grievance collectors indulge in a daily diet of painful memories focused on every rude remark, unkind behavior, and unfair decision in their lives. When the pain becomes intolerable, deadly revenge is the perfect antidote.
About the Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Karla M. Hull is a professor, teaching courses to graduate students in a higher education leadership program. She has been a student and administrator in a variety of universities and colleges across the country for over thirty years. Her experiences as a professor, department chair, dean, and provost/vice-president of academic affairs have provided insight into university life. Karla has written a textbook and a self-help book for parents. After spending years of her professional life writing non-fiction books and academic articles, Karla published A Sip of Death, the first book in her Grievance Collectors mystery series. On many university campuses, one day is set aside to enable students and professors to prepare for final examinations. This is called Dead Day. In the second book in Karla's Grievance Collector series, Dead Day has another more terrifying meaning as a psychopath terrorizes the campus. Karla's mystery series reveals the dark underbelly of university life. Although it is fiction, you may recognize some of the events and characters from your own university experience. Every university has its secrets.