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Jill Hand is a member of International Thriller Writers. Her Southern Gothic novels, White Oaks, and Black Willows, are available on Amazon and from the publisher, Black Rose Writing.
Advance readers called White Oaks a fast-paced, hilarious account of three siblings who are competing for their father’s forty-billion-dollar fortune while trying to prevent the destruction of Planet Earth.
Diane Donovan, senior reviewer from Midwest Book Review praised White Oaks, calling it, “an unusually multifaceted tale that holds the ability to prompt laughter from thriller-style tension.”
A sequel to White Oaks, Black Willows, follows the adventures of the squabbling, dysfunctional Trapnell family.
White Oaks (Trapnell Thriller Book 1)
“An ingeniously dark comic thriller about greed, gluttony and murder that is destined for the big screen.” –Best Thrillers
Aimee Trapnell reluctantly leaves her apartment on Manhattan’s Central Park West to return to her childhood home in Georgia for her father’s ninetieth birthday. Also on hand are her two brothers, wily Marsh and ne’er-do-well Trainor. With a forty-billion-dollar inheritance at stake, they’re willing to do whatever it takes to make the old man happy.
To their shock they learn that what their father wants for his birthday is to kill someone. He doesn’t care who it is. He just wants to know what it’s like to commit murder.
Betrayal, double-dealing, and fast-paced action set the Trapnells on a collision course with an unexpected villain. Their journey takes them from the swamps of Georgia, to Italy’s glittering Amalfi coast, to rugged Yellowstone National Park.
Black Willows (Trapnell Thriller Book 2) by Jill Hand ~ Genre: Thriller
A mysterious cowboy is stalking the eccentric Trapnell siblings. Is he a supernatural entity or a hired killer? To complicate things, the will making them heirs to their billionaire father’s estate is missing and a relative has returned from a watery grave.
Last time, the Trapnells saved the world from destruction. This time they may not be able to save themselves. Black Willows is a darkly funny Southern-fried adventure, complete with Voodoo, arson, and alligators.
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Black Willows is the sequel to White Oaks, the first in the Trapnell Thriller series. When I wrote the conclusion to White Oaks, the story of the free-wheeling Trapnell family, lords of the manor of the small town of Cobbs, Georgia, I didn’t intend to write a sequel. However, I started to miss the family whose bizarre adventures it chronicled. The Trapnell siblings – glamorous, self-indulgent Aimee; lazy, good-natured Trainor; troubled Benjamin and clever Marsh – kept calling to me, demanding that I continue documenting their journey. Black Willows picks up where White Oaks left off, with the siblings richer than ever and presented with new challenges to overcome. It’s a funny, frivolous, wild ride, part farce, part thriller.