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Hunting Mariah



Blurb: Hunting Mariah

An insane killer, obsessed with blood and death, seeks revenge with those he perceives wronged him. He is now on the loose. His next victim may be Mariah.

Mariah has lost her memory. Will she remember what has transpired in her past? Can Mariah escape this deadly killer’s grasp? Will she finally be safe? Will the killer be apprehended?

Hunting Mariah is so gripping that it was a finalist in the Authorsdb First Lines Contest and also finalist in Authorsdb Book Cover Contest.

Reviews on Amazon:

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Tina Frisco

January 21, 2015

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Gigi Sedlmayer, Book Excellence Award Finalist winning author of the Talon series

February 25, 2015

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February 5, 2015

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Theresa Falco

January 13, 2015

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Colleen M. Chesebro

July 3, 2018

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Richard C Hale

February 6, 2015

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This story came to me after reading about a college campus that was having issues about safety for the women walking to and from classes. There was an incidence of a rape.

This upset me greatly since my son was in college and my daughter was going in another year. The story grew from there. I assure you this is not true. It is too frightening to be anything but fiction.





This book begins where the first book, Hunting Mariah, left off. This suspense/thriller/crime novel will keep you turning pages as the tension grows. There will be twists and turns and some surprises. Many of the same characters will be in play to give support and encouragement to Mariah along the way.

A new man comes into Mariah’s life that reminds her of someone she wants to forget. He threatens to bring back the horrors that she and her family once endured. While the one she wants to forget suffers from a horrendous attack that puts his life in jeopardy.

Mariah must draw on her strength and resilience to survive danger at every turn. How much more can Mariah endure? How far will Mariah go to protect her family?

This story was requested by a couple of my readers who wanted to learn more about what happened to Mariah and her family. Well, I hope you and these readers will enjoy this sequel to Hunting Mariah. 

It was difficult for me to write these two books. I don’t like violence but this surprisingly poured out of me. It frightened me out of my mind. It may do the same for you!

One of my readers asked if I was going to write more about Mariah. I couldn’t give her a definite no but I really don’t want to deal with writing about this again. If I did write some more it would be a series involving Mariah in a different way. Who knows, time will tell. Please let me know what you think about my writing more of these books about Mariah.

These books would make perfect gifts for those on your Christmas list who love mysteries/suspense/crime/thrillers that will keep them turning pages and gasping for breath. These stories are quick moving and shocking. Don’t walk alone late at night, leave your lights on and lock up soundly. I promise you a restless night or nights until you finish reading them. Sorry about that.


Michele Rolfe

March 17, 2018

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March 14, 2018

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Cold Coffee

June 1, 2018

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Mariah’s Revenge is the thriller/suspense/crime fiction sequel to Author Janice (J. E.) Spina’s book titled ‘Hunting Mariah’. If you remember in book one, we traveled with Mariah on a psychic journey to recover her memories, as she lived with the consequences of living life with a maniac.

Jump right into book two as we get a better understanding of Sage’s killing spree across New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. While police officers, FBI agents and others are looking for Sage, Mariah buried herself in her studies, as she is determined to move forward.

Sage has encountered an enemy of his own, beyond his wildest imagination. While he is dealing with injuries of his own, he is unaware that someone is watching Mariah and ready to “take over where he left off”. When a body of an old woman, a dog and then another body at Tambor Lake is discovered, the authorities know they are dealing with a psychopath and the body count is sure to rise.

Author Janice (J. E.) Spina uses a full case of supporting characters in this suspenseful, action-driven drama where Mariah finds the courage to take things into her own hands. Mariah is not one to give up. Her heart is open for lasting love when her grandmother shows support for her and Tony.

Mariah showed her courage and determination to handle any situation and I quote. “Mariah pushed open the door and moved her light back and forth. She saw a mess of broken down furniture piled up in one corner of the room and a bed in the other. The covers appeared to be piled up under the bed. She moved closer to look under the pile. She kept her gun out in front of her and the light sweeping back and forth. Mariah wasn’t prepared for what happened next.”

This is a must read if you believe in the kind of fortitude that Mariah uses to work through her tragedies and the kidnapping to forge a friendship and embrace whatever life has next in store.

I, Theodocia McLean, endorse Mariah’s Revenge by Janice (J. E.) Spina as an adventure that is not over. I now wait for the third book in this series to find out what life has in store for Mariah. I purchased this book from Kindle. This review was completed on June 1, 2018


Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will find something for everyone on your Christmas list from Jemsbooks.com – books for all ages! These books above are for 18+ only.

I love to hear from readers and welcome reviews wherever my books are purchased.      Thank you for your kind support! Merry Christmas!



Blessings of the season and hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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3 Responses to Looking for a Thriller/Mystery/Suspense?

  1. Reblogged this on DSM Publications and commented:
    Check out the book, Hunting Mariah, by J.E. Spina from this post on Jem’s Books blog.

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