Lakeville, MA (PressExposure) August 15, 2014 -- Having written numerous scholarly articles and currently teaching university level courses on the topic of violence against women, Kim Mac Innis, a Bridgewater State University Professor of Sociology and a Lakeville, MA resident, has brought further life to the subject via a crime thriller entitled "Hurting Girls".
Published by Outskirts Press, Inc., the 296 pages page turner, Hurting Girls can be purchased on Amazon.com - $17.95 for hard copy book and $9.95 for the E-book.
Fast paced, the thriller focuses on girls who are being hurt all over the city. Suddenly the very men hurting them are dying one by one. Someone is playing vigilante.
Professor Theresa Lane has deep concern for these girls but no sympathy whatsoever for the men who hurt them. She's glad they are dead. She hopes more die. Theresa and her husband Jake both teach at the local university.
Theresa is a criminologist and Jake, an English Professor. Theresa is not quiet about her support for the vigilante and Jake becomes increasingly concerned about her dark thoughts and rage directed at the men who are being killed.
As more killings occur, Detective Dana Blades and Theresa cross paths. Although Detective Blades has no leads, he is determined to stop the killer and asks Theresa for help. Vigilante justice is not the answer, according to Blades. As he investigates the cases, he discovers another side of himself that he never knew existed and he begins to understand the war against women and the violence they endure every day.
Will this get in the way of catching the killer? Will Theresa help or hinder the investigation?
About the author:
Kim Mac Innis is a Professor of Sociology at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She has been teaching for twenty years. She has been writing non-fiction for twenty years and this is her first fictional piece. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada where many artists have been produced, she lives with her husband and children in Lakeville, Massachusetts.
About the book:
Hurting Girls is both a 6 x 9" paperback and E-book. The ISBN is 9781478727194. For reviews or to purchase the book, please visit Amazon.com.