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About Katie Berry
Katie Berry is a Canadian Author of Thrillers.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Katie moved west to British Columbia during a family migration that occurred during the latter half of the 20th century.
A longtime writer and voracious reader, Katie enjoys a variety of creative and recreational activities when she's not absorbed in the written word.
With many years of keyboard experience, Katie is an avid digital musician, involved in many musical theatre and stage productions in the beautiful West Kootenay region of BC over the past several years.
An eye for detail helps Katie capture many magical moments with her camera as she interprets the natural beauty of the world that surrounds her through its lens.
Always looking for something new to advance her artistic experimentation, Katie is an accomplished sketch artist. She specialises in detailed drawings of friends, family and clients.
After a lifetime of experience in numerous fields of endeavour, Katie now spends her days, and most nights, doing what she loves, bringing stories alive for people who enjoy a tale where the everyday suddenly becomes something much, much more...
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Ice Age Horror Returns to Western Canada!
The Sequel to Katie Berry's Award-winning Novel, CLAW: A Canadian Thriller is Here!
Their shattered town rebuilt, the residents of Lawless, BC are once again ready to get on with their lives, the terrors from the past now behind them. A winter solstice festival is planned to celebrate both the holidays and the townspeople’s determination to get things done.
However, human nature and mother nature have different ideas. Between their caprices, Lawless is once again thrust into a maelstrom of avarice, vengeance and horrors from the past.
Battered by a huge snowstorm, the small mountain town must pull together and fight for their very lives against vicious predators from both the past and present now wreaking havoc in the surrounding valley.What Readers Say:
"The plot and suspense are top-notch..."
"Loved getting to read more about my favorite characters and can't wait for the next book."
"Plenty of chills and suspense, highly recommend this book!"
"A thrilling read from beginning to end..."
"Couldn't put it down!"
"It's a page-turner."
"Great characters, both new and old."
"Unexpected plot twists..."
"More of what you loved from the first novel."
JAWS meets JURASSIC PARK in Western Canada!
"A monster tale brimming with frights, suspense, and gore." -Kirkus Reviews
2020 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Winner for Horror
Lawless, British Columbia is on edge after a powerful earthquake jolts the region, quickly followed by a string of savage animal attacks. Newly stationed to the area after her predecessor mysteriously disappears, Conservation Officer Christine Moon needs to calm the jangled nerves of the small mountain town.
Awakened from ancient slumber, a horror from the past now stalks the swirling, grey mists that surround Lawless. A beast with a gnawing hunger that grows stronger by the minute -- its only thought, to satisfy its ravenous appetite.
Rampant corruption at the highest level in Lawless has targeted Christine to be the next mysterious disappearance. Now, she's in a fight for her life while trying to track and contain the creature threatening to decimate the local population.
What Readers have said:
"Fans of King, Koontz and Crichton will find plenty to love in CLAW!”
"One of the Best New Authors I have come across…”
"Loved the characters, the creatures, and the humor of this great story.”
"If you like scary, suspenseful and edge of your seat excitement this book is for you."
"I hated to put it down..."
"I enjoyed this book a lot. The story was believable, the writing style was fluid and I could hardly wait to see what happened next as the story flowed along."
"Great, fast-paced adventure!”
"...a new talented lady author who gives Crichton, King, & Koontz something to worry about."
"Action packed with well-developed characters."
"I can't wait for the sequel!"
The SHINING meets TWILIGHT ZONE!
From award-winning author, Katie Berry comes the FIRST in a new FOUR BOOK Series --
ABANDONED: A Lively Deadmarsh Novel Book 1 - Arrivals and Awakenings.
40 years ago, 98 People VANISHED in 15 SECONDS of darkness, never to be seen again -- Until NOW...
On December 31st, 1981, high atop a snowy mountain peak in the rugged interior of British Columbia, Canada, ninety-eight beautiful people eat, drink, laugh and dance inside the opulent grand ballroom of the Sinclair Resort Hotel.
The clock strikes twelve, a cheer goes up and the music swells; balloons drop and streamers swirl.
Fifteen seconds later, the power returns and every living soul inside the ballroom has vanished, never to be seen again.
Now, forty years later, Preternatural Investigator Lively Deadmarsh and his psychic twin sister, Minerva have been brought in to solve this decades-old mystery once and for all.
Should they fail, they may become part of it, forever.
[Please be advised that this FOUR NOVEL SERIES contains CLIFFHANGERS]
What Amazon Readers are saying:
"This book rises above 95% of the others in the supernatural horror category."
"Love the creepy atmosphere and the way the author ties together past and present..."
"Lively and Minerva are really cool."
"This is definitely up there in the top five books I've ever read..."
"5.0 out of 5 stars Great Canadian yarn."
"I did not realize how fast I went through this book. I enjoyed every chapter."
"Kept me on edge throughout..."
"I couldn't put it down..."
"This is a bit of a change for me and I totally enjoyed it."
"I was riveted from page one..."
"I didn't know Stephen King had a sister..."
"This is a fabulous haunted and very weird hotel story..."
"...wonderful and spooky twists and turns...
In this tale, you will meet Mr. Caleb Cantrill, a gentleman who has found something very interesting in the ground, and though he doesn't know it yet, he is about to have a very, very bad day.
Set in the wilds of the Cascade mountains of Western Canada in 1895, this introductory tale from CLAW: Emergence is the first in a series which will form a rich tapestry of discovery, betrayal, and insatiable hunger, all delivered with small-town Canadian flair.
If you enjoy this story, please make sure to check out CLAW: A Canadian Thriller for more present-day thrills and chills also set in the rugged interior of Western Canada.
Katie Berry continues the interwoven saga of Lively and Minerva Deadmarsh and Chief Inspector John Harder in this second book in the ABANDONED series, Beginnings And Betrayals.
Some questions are finally answered, but others arise as Lively and Minerva find the Sinclair Resort Hotel to be much more than it seems. In a bold attempt to uncover more of what transpired forty years before, the pair formulate a plan that will either help them immensely or doom them completely.Chief Inspector John Harder continues his official investigation to peel back the intricate web of mystery surrounding the Sinclair Incident. Along the way, he discovers that he may have a far greater role to play in things than he'd initially thought and that the stakes are more personal than he could have ever imagined.
What Amazon readers are saying:
"If you haven't read this you're missing out."
"I loved the first book in this series, and I enjoyed the second just as much."
"It manages to do so many things at once and not become predictable...
"I breezed through this and loved every second."
"I absolutely am enjoying this adventure and look forward to my next encounter."
"I couldn't pull myself from the pages!"
"It has every quality of a good horror/thriller you could imagine."
"The ending cliff-hanger, from this one and the first book, are too good."
"...leaves you rushing to turn the page and read as fast as you can to see what will happen..."
This is the Third Book in Katie Berry's ABANDONED series, entitled Chaos and Corruption.
The Sinclair Resort Hotel has many secrets. Some it wants to share, and others it wants to keep buried deep.
Lively and Minerva have discovered that they are connected to the hotel in more ways than one and that their involvement in the disappearance is more significant than they could have ever believed.
John Harder and Amanda Jansen continue their investigation and find that things once thought buried beneath decades of sin and obscured by a century of corruption now have new life.
Each must put aside their fears and doubts if they want to have any hope of solving the mystery of the Sinclair and help put to rest the horrors that lurk behind the hotel’s thick stone walls.
What Readers say about this book:
"This series is amazing. No romance clouding the issues just extraordinary ghost hunting."
"Author deftly manages multiple timelines in this frightening yarn."
"Well written & fast-paced.."
"I usually don't read "Thrillers" but these books were so engaging."
"I think this would make a great movie!"
"Brother and sister Lively and Minerva Deadmarsh are intensely engaging in their pursuit of paranormal mysteries..."
"I am loving this series!"
"A top-notch thriller in a great series..."
"There are surprises and suspense around each corner and on every floor..."
"I love this series and recommend everything by this author!"
"Cannot wait for the next one. Definitely recommend!"
"I absolutely loved this book."
"Definitely recommend this book and series to other readers!"
"Fast-paced mystery with interesting characters and premise. Reached the end and wanted more."
"Fantastic! I couldn’t put it down..."
"Katie Berry has done it again."
"Another great book in a great series...
When an appointment with a client goes awry, working girl Kitty finds her day becoming much, much more than she ever bargained for, leading her on a wild adventure of greed, obsession and a date with destiny.
Now all she has to do is survive...