Paul Backalenick - Mystery & Suspense writer

Do You Love Mysteries, Suspense and Psychological Intrigue?

                                          Paul Backalenick - Mystery and Suspense author

New Mystery - Carrie's Secret

"The tension is consistently high and the conclusion is surprising ...the book is compelling ...engaging."
                             - Kirkus Reviews

When her older sister is taken by force before her eyes, 14 year old Carrie is forced to hide what she saw. Now, one year later and nearly suicidal from keeping this secret, she enters a mental hospital where the abductor happens to work. More Carrie.

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Don't miss Paul's first book, Development.

Readers raved: "Mesmerizing.", "Terrific book. It will surprise anyone that reads it.”
Development has received nothing but five * ratings on Amazon. More Development.

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What is Empty Luck about?

A work in progress - Four men on vacation in Las Vegas. What could possibly go wrong? More Empty Luck.

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I delve into psychological mysteries, "whodunits," and suspense tales, drawing on my work and education in mental health and substance abuse facilities.A psychology major at Brown University, I am interested in the why as much as the what. I am the author of two novels and several short stories, with more coming soon. See Paul's Bio.


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