Jason Pinter, Crime Writers as Parents

Jason Pinter, author of Hide Away, is about to go on book tour. In fact, he’ll be at The Poisoned Pen on Monday, March 9 at 7 PM, joining Phillip Margolin, author of A Reasonable Doubt, and Matt Goldman, author of The Shallows. They will all be signing their books, available through the Web Store. https://store.poisonedpen.com/

But, Jason Pinter is also the parent of small children. And, he recently wrote about that, talking with other crime writers as to how they juggle parenting and writing crime novels. You can find the article on CrimeReads as “How to Be a Crime Novelist and a Parent…Without Losing Your Mind or Your Moral Compass.” https://bit.ly/32NZpHN

If you’re not interested in the trials and tribulations of a crime writer, you can still check out Pinter’s Hide Away, the first Rachel Marin thriller.

“Pinter is in fine form with Hide Away. You’ll burn through the pages.” —David Baldacci

From the bestselling author of the Henry Parker series comes a page-turning thriller about a vigilante who’s desperate to protect her secrets—and bring a killer to justice.

On the surface, Rachel Marin is an ordinary single mother; on the inside, she’s a fierce, brilliant vigilante. After an unspeakable crime shatters her life, she changes her identity and moves to a small town in Illinois, hoping to spare her children from further trauma…or worse. But crime follows her everywhere.

When the former mayor winds up dead, Rachel can’t help but get involved. Where local detectives see suicide, she sees murder. They resent her for butting in—especially since she’s always one step ahead. But her investigative genius may be her undoing: the deeper she digs, the harder it is to keep her own secrets buried.

Her persistence makes her the target of both the cops and a killer. Meanwhile, the terrifying truth about her past threatens to come to light, and Rachel learns the hard way that she can’t trust anyone. Surrounded by danger, she must keep her steely resolve, protect her family, and stay one step ahead, or else she may become the next victim.