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Murder on Display: Gripping New Crime Novel Highlights Long-Term Psychological Effects of Childhood Trauma

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Reece Pocock's compelling new police procedural crime thriller follows a major crime squad as they track down a killer who possesses a devious mind shaped by childhood trauma. Providing a thought-provoking read that is so pertinent to modern society, the novel is resonating with readers around the world.

Adelaide, Australia – While most are shaped into good-natured and right-thinking adults during their childhood, those suffering abuse and trauma often risk developing their own detrimental traits. In a thrilling new novel by Australia's Reece Pocock, the sheer power of childhood trauma and revenge plays out with a murderous streak.

"Murder on Display" throws readers into a police uniform and out on the streets as they attempt to track down a killer seeking payback for his own chequered past.

Prologue:
As soon as the Flynn brothers lifted their Glocks, Dan was in trouble. Silence descended like a cloak of doom. No confusion crossed his mind... it was clear he would die in the next few seconds. In all his years of facing danger, he often wondered how he would react when faced with imminent death. He was about to find out. He hurled the contents of the pepper shaker into their eyes. The brothers grabbed at their faces. Dan lifted the table in front of him, and charged. Crockery, eating utensils, the bottle of wine, and a vase filled with flowers crashed onto the floor as Dan morphed into a one man wrecking crew.

Gunshots... searing pain in Dan's ribs stopped him, but only for a moment. One brother collapsed under the timber tabletop; the other fired. Dan heard a cry behind him as he whirled in a circle – his karate kick smashed into the gunman's face and sent him flying across the floor. The gun slid out of reach. Stomach pain burned and registered in Dan's brain, but somehow he pushed the hurt away. With one brother disarmed, he turned his attention to the one who fired into the obstruction on top of him. Bullets crashed through the timber. Dan wrenched the table away, and kicked the gunman in the face. They wrestled with the gun until turned, it fired into Flynn's chest. Dan jumped up and held the smoking weapon in his hand.

One down... the other gunman moved towards his weapon. Dan shot him. Blood saturated Dan's shirt and dripped onto the floor. Now pain grabbed at his bloodied stomach. A fractured rib moved. Something warm and bubbly formed in his mouth and forced him to spit; a red glob broke up on the floor. His vision blurred, blood bubbled from his mouth making it difficult to breathe. He crawled to Diane, who lay on the floor in a pool of blood. He felt for her pulse. None... too late. He wiped at his lips, and pulled his wife to him and buried his face on her chest. Their blood mixed as if they were destined to be together, even in death.


As the author explains, his book imparts a very real lesson on its readers.

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'The reader learns about how forcing children to carry out acts will affect them as adults and make them seek revenge,' says Pocock.


Adding, "The story that deals with how the major Crime squad track down a killer who has a devious mind brought on by childhood trauma. It deals with psychological details that baffle and horrify the police. It's certainly an illuminating read for all."

With the book garnering a growing following, its popularity is expected to rapidly increase. With this in mind, interested readers are urged to purchase their copies as soon as possible.

"Murder on Display", published by Custom Book Publications, is available now: http://amzn.to/11vp3bz

About the Author:
Reece Pocock was born in Adelaide, South Australia, where he lives with his wife, Marilyn. After time in the Army and in business, he now finds as much time as possible to write. screenplays, adult crime novels and children's books.

With many short stories published, he is currently co-writing a screenplay, The Tangram Concealment; his screenplay, The Soldiers, adapted from his novel of the same name, was highly commended in recent Fellowship of Australian Writers sponsored awards.
Work in progress includes a historical novel, The Soldiers, and a further crime novel.


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