Mystery & Thrillers

By Dwayne Kavanagh

Publisher : S.P,P.

ABOUT Dwayne Kavanagh

Dwayne Kavanagh
Dwayne Kavanagh, as a child, found comfort in the dark corners of his imagination. In 2005, he sat down in a small home office and let the stories transfer from those lightless caverns to the bright screen of his laptop computer and has been scribbling every day since. Dwayne was born in T More...


Tim Hadler, an eccentric narcissist, stalks his next victim and joins the likes of Ted Bundy and Jack the Ripper. Tim enjoys what he does and has perfected his craft. What makes him different than most serial killers is that he can manipulate some of his victims. Those he allows to live. Tim walks the streets of Manhattan, cruising through book shelves and Cafe line ups to find the perfect victims. Unfortunately  for Tim he has stumbled upon something that never prepared him for what is about to happen. His next victim turns out to be a New York City Detective. Just when Tim thought he had his life under control he’s drawn into a game like no other.

In Manhattan, N.Y., a Serial Killer stages his victims as if they were works of art. Detective Christine Maloan is tracking down a killer that leaves clues that date back to the Egyptian Pyramids. The hidden symbols are difficult to put together and the murders have the entire city up in arms and the FBI edging closer to taking over the case.

Throughout the story Tim uncovers situations in his past that reveals some insight into understanding why he does what he does. But will that stop him—who knows?

Review from Goodreads.com

"Dwayne Kavanagh,--A Child's Wound

Why is the number,12,a key to the past of serial killer Tim Hadler? A skilled practioner in the art of wooing and dispatching his victims, Tim has competiton in this gripping tale of multiple murder in all its complexity. NYPD's Christine Maloan is taunted by another killer on the loose; both mass murderers are determined to shake Christine from her relentless pursuit, but which one becomes her lover? The chilling twists and turns of A Child's Wound are heightened by an unpredictable ending---This gripping first novel from Dwayne Kavanagh will surely not be his last. BRAVO!to a talented Canadian authour Pat L"

4.0 out of 5 starsA Child's Wound review, August 12, 2009
By  Ruth Call (Niagara, Canada) - See all my reviews
A Child's Wound is the first book by a new author, Dwayne Kavanagh, and I'm sure it won't be the last. Dwayne has shown that he knows how to put together a complicated plot that holds together and rings true right from the outset.
Not wanting to give too much away, I'll just say this: it starts with the story of Tim Hadler, a creepy but not necessarily so unusual character in our world today. At the same time we learn that a serial killer with a bizarre signature is killing seemingly random women. Is Tim the killer? Is it someone else? Who is going to die next? Is it someone we know or a stranger?
It's hard for me to say any more without telling you too much, and you are going to want to find it out for yourself as you turn these pages. One tip though: don't read it before you go to bed.
I'm looking forward to a long career for Dwayne. He'll have a place on my bookshelf anytime.