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PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER-SUSPENSE NOVEL by Valda Taurus
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Killing Your Best Friend by Valda Taurus is a thrilling murder-mystery set amid the rich backdrop of the Alaskan wilderness. Set in a rustic and remote small town the type of place where everyone knows everyones business and residents befriend each other not wholly by choice, but by lack of alternatives for companionship. Ivan Kortnev is murdered in grisly fashion, with a screwdriver to the heart, and his best friend Alexander Gray, an ex-convict who spent a decade in prison for murder, is ...more
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Killing Your Best Friend, written by Valda Taurus, is a wonderful take on an enthralling murder mystery. This novel takes you on a wild adventure through a murderous relationship, broken marriages and brand-new beginnings.
The story takes place in a small village in Alaska. Alexander Gray, the town drunk, is accused of murdering his best friend, Ivan Kortnev, on Mother’s Day of 1999. This event occurs many years after Gray is convicted of a previous murder which took place on Mother’s Day of 1985. Taurus sends us on a brutal journey through the depths of Alexander’s childhood and marriage in order to determine a motive and to figure out if he is in fact, the true killer. After Detective Andy Mohr finds interest in the case, he decides to pay a visit to the small village. He uncovers many family secrets, some of which reside just next door to Mr. Gray. After many visits and late nights of contemplation, the mystery unfolds into an appalling revelation. Nothing is as it seems.
ABOUT VALDA TAURUS
Having spent most of her life in the northern hemisphere, Valda Taurus is inspired by stories of survival in extreme situations, whether it be a natural disaster or an inner psychological struggle. She has a Masters in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology. Thus, it naturally flows in her manner of being an avid and judgment-free people observer. On the path to turning herself into a writer, she completed an advanced fiction writing course. Inspired by her imagination, she decided to write her first novel appealing to the subject of some psychological problems such as the feelings of guilt and self-accusation.