Author: Sarah Cain

I wrote my first story when I was four and have been at it ever since. A graduate of Smith College with a B.A. in English, I have worked as a copywriter, speechwriter, and a scriptwriter. Now I’ve moved on to flash fiction and a novel, The Eighth Circle, a thriller, which will be published by Crooked Lane Books in January 2016. Married to an ex-political consultant, I am also the mother of three wonderful children and one lunatic cat.


One by One - A Danny Ryan Mystery

One by One
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781683310877
  • Release: 2017-03-14
  • Author: Sarah Cain
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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Philadelphia journalist Danny Ryan is finally getting his life together. Two and a half years after losing his family, he’s moved to a new house, started working again, and even began getting close to fellow reporter Alex Burton. Then an old high school acquaintance, Greg Moss, shows up asking for help. He’s been getting threatening text messages, and he’s not the only one. Other members of Danny’s high school class have gotten the same messages, and now they’re dead. And then Greg becomes the next victim.

Between shady political connections and crooked land deals in his real estate business, Greg had plenty to hide, but it might have been an incident from his youth that led to his death. Now Danny finds himself drawn down the dark corridors of his own life as he tries to put together the lost memories from one fateful high school party all those years ago.

But when Danny receives a text of his own, it's a race to find the truth before the killer, much like his own past, can catch up to him in One by One, the electrifying follow-up to Sarah Cain's The 8th Circle.

The 8th Circle - A Danny Ryan Thriller, #1

The 8th Circle
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781629534800
  • Release: 2016-01-12
  • Author: Sarah Cain
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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A year ago, Danny Ryan lost his wife and son in a car accident. He's still reeling from the tragedy when Michael Cohen, his friend and fellow journalist, drives into the pond in front of his house with a bullet through his gut.

With Michael's death ruled a murder, Danny must work to get his name crossed off the list of suspects, and that means digging into Michael's last article, an expose of the twisted side of Philadelphia politics. But powerful people are ready to kill to protect what Michael was about to uncover, and if Danny's not careful, he'll be next.

The dark heart of the city is on display in Sarah Cain's gripping debut thriller, The 8th Circle.