Lay Them Down To Sleep
List Price: 12.99
Available: December 2016
When Ofﬁcer Quynlin Lee leaves his beat and becomes a detective, he realizes that sometimes you get what you wished for. But working in the big leagues also means dealing with heartbreaking cases, and this one is no exception. Someone is killing children, and the Canton Police Department feels keenly the loss of one of its own when the daughter of Quynlin’s partner, Buster, is one of the victims. The case leads to Buster’s retirement and voluntary commitment to a mental health center—the same one where Quynlin’s own sister lives—when he can’t get the answers he seeks. In working to solve the case, Quynlin must also battle his own demons, including a serious heroin addiction and thoughts of suicide. And he has a daughter of his own who could fall prey to the Candy Man Killer. Clairvoyant visions from his sister, Amy Sue, give Quynlin and his partner some clues into the case, but can they solve it before the killer strikes again? Lay Them Down to Sleep takes readers on a twisting, turning ride of suspense as they follow the detective with raw edges and his determination to do whatever it takes to solve the case.
Stories have surrounded Amos L. Williams all of his life, and he grew up hearing some that were more exciting than ﬁction. The passionate storyteller used the emotions he still feels about his brother’s murder when the two were young men to create a sense of realism in his novel, imbuing his characters with the anger and pain of that violent act. He hopes readers enjoy the twists and turns of Lay Them Down to Sleep and follow along in Detective Quynlin Lee’s journey.