A Thriller for Your Summer Reading


On Thursday, June 2, 2016 at eleven o’clock a.m., Liz Lazarus, Atlanta-based author of the  thriller “Free of Malice,” will be joining me in the studio. Liz will be recounting her experience as a first time author as well as her back story that led to sharing with all of us the semi-fictitious events in her book.  What’s great about “Free of Malice” is the real life information on self-defense and the mention of Atlanta’s “Second Lifer’s” favorite venues like Red Martini, Davio’s and The St. Regis.  Liz also enlisted and co-produced music with Thomas Barnette to parallel “Free of Malice,” all available on iTunes.

Here’s a synopsis of your poolside read: “Laura Holland awakes in the middle of the night to see a stranger standing in her bedroom doorway. She manages to defend herself from the would-be rapist, though he threatens to return as he retreats. Traumatized with recurring nightmares, Laura seeks therapy and is exposed to a unique treatment called EMDR. She also seeks self-protection—buying a gun against the wishes of her 13087615_1715700792044771_1922255219747700100_nhusband. When Laura learns she could have gone to prison had she shot her fleeing assailant, she decides to write a hypothetical legal case using the details of that night. She enlists the help of a criminal defense lawyer, Thomas Bennett, who proves to be well versed in the justice system but has an uncanny resemblance to her attacker. As the two work together to develop the story, Laura’s discomfort escalates, particularly when Thomas seems to know more about that night than he should. Reality and fiction soon merge as her real life drama begins to mirror the fiction she’s trying to create.”

About Liz: “Liz Lazarus is the author of Free of Malice, a psychological, legal thriller loosely based on her personal experience and a series of ‘what if’ questions that trace the after effects of a foiled attack; a woman healing, and grappling with the legal system to acknowledge her right to self-defense.
She was born in Valdosta, Georgia, graduated from Georgia Tech with an engineering degree and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern with an MBA in their executive master’s program. She spent most of her career at General Electric’s Healthcare division and is currently a Managing Director at a strategic planning consulting firm in addition to being an author.
Free of Malice is her debut novel, set in Atlanta, and supplemented by extensive research with both therapists and criminal defense attorneys. She currently lives in Brookhaven, GA, with her fiancé, Richard, and their very spoiled orange tabby, Buckwheat.”

11164185_1703093249972192_5203646008726434948_oCheck Liz out on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @liz_lazarus.  Plan on adding “Free of Malice” to your summer reading list.  Summer has already started for me.

And don’t miss Liz on The Just Steph Show, Thursday, June 2, 2016 at eleven o’clock a.m.  Call in to ask Liz questions at 404-355-8699. Liz will be giving away a signed copy of “Free of Malice.”
As always, we will be live on Periscope: juststeph1 or: Listen live to my show Thursdays 11-noon
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In the meantime hear Thomas Barnette’s “Let Me Breathe:”

Tell me what’s going on in your life.  I want to hear from you.

Wishing you love, balance and peace!

Amore & Baci,

Just Steph