We’re excited here at THOUGHTS on THIS ‘n THAT to tell you about another fantastic novel published by one of our favorite authors, Kaylie Jones. Akashic Books’, A Kaylie Jones Books imprint has published THE DEVIL’S SONG by debut author, Lauren Stahl. Prepare to stay up all night once you crack open the THE DEVIL’S SONG and to be taken on a roller-coaster ride. It’s loosely based on Stahl’s life and “it draws from my own personal and professional experiences with the legal system, alleged criminals, and how questioning everything often leads us to the gray areas of right versus wrong.”

There’s a killer on the loose in Mission County, Pennsylvania … and the next victim might be the prosecuting attorney.

Up-and-coming Mission County, Pennsylvania, prosecutor Kate Magda has been given the assignment of a lifetime: lead counsel on a string of murders. shocking the community. As the privileged daughter of a powerful local judge, Kate views the case as her chance to show her boss, her family, and the public that she is more than just “the judge’s daughter.”

As Kate delves into the case, she becomes convinced that she shares a personal link with the killer, who seems to know intimate details about a tragic childhood event from Kate’s past–an event she’d long been trying to forget. Paranoia sets in, the night terrors return, and Kate has a strong sense that she’s the killer’s next victim. She no longer feels assigned to the case…she is the case, and solving it is her only chance for survival.

THE DEVIL’S SONG is a suspenseful novel about family secrets, childhood memories and old crimes that come back to haunt the present. Author, Lauren Stahl creates a smart, strong and compelling character in Kate Magda. Readers will be anxious for the next novel Stahl writes and quick to get their hands on it.



LAUREN STAHL began her legal career as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting felonies with a focus on SVU crimes. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law and received her MFA from Wilkes University. Stahl resides in northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, and a giant but sweet mastiff, Myra Ellen. The Devil’s Song is her debut novel.

You can contact Lauren on twitter @stahlarealla

We have one copy of THE DEVIL’S SONG to giveaway. Just tell us the best crime novel you’ve ever read … before THE DEVIL’S SONG, of course.  We’ll announce a winner soon.


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