Bywater Books is pleased to announce that Catch Me When I’m Falling by Cheryl A. Head has been named as a finalist for the Next Gen Indie Book Award in the Mystery category.

Catch Me When I’m Falling by Cheryl A. Head

Charlie Mack faces the most difficult case of her career when she goes undercover as a street person to find a serial killer the police want to ignore. And someone is murdering the homeless in Detroit’s Cass Corridor—by immolation.

These horrific crimes normally wouldn’t require an investigation by Charlie Mack and her crack team of investigators, except that one of the burned bodies is her mother’s friend. There’s a lot wrong with this case: the police won’t admit a serial killer is on the loose, drug trafficking intersects with the deaths, and a rogue cop is involved. The timing also couldn’t be worse—Charlie and Mandy are finally moving in together. This case becomes the most difficult of Charlie’s career when she transforms herself into a street person and mixes with the Corridor’s gangs, do-gooders, and the down-and-out to uncover evidence the police can’t continue to ignore.

“Once again, Cheryl A. Head gives readers a timely portrait of inner-city Detroit and its most disenfranchised citizens. A hallmark of Cheryl Head’s writing is the depth of empathy she elicits from and for her characters and this time out, she challenges Charlie to almost literally walk in the shoes of another. In doing so, this difficult journey transforms both Charlie and the reader.” —KRISTOPHER ZGORSKI, BOLO Books

“Head’s novels crack with the sharp dialogue and noirish characters we’ve come to expect from the best detective novels.”—MATT COLEMAN, Book Riot

“A riveting page-turner of a read by a master of the suspense/thriller genre.” —Midwest Book Reviews, Wisconsin Bookwatch

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest international awards program for indie authors and independent publishers. The awards are judged by leaders of the indie book publishing industry, including many with long careers at major publishing houses. Their love of a great read and experience in the publishing arena identify books deserving a wider audience. 2020 is the 13th year of the book awards program. For the full list of awards, please visit their website.

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