The Butcher and the Wren (Paperback)

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This book was insane. The twists and turns will have you feeling all around confused but in the best way. The Serial Killer v Medical Examiner take on a thriller is gut wrenching and all around enjoyable. Urquhart's time as a co-host for the podcast Morbid really shines in this novel and helps bring the reader into the story. Highly recommend it.
The Bayou Butcher has terrorized New Orleans for 7 years. Killing any and all that he wishes only to slink back into the bayou untouched. Wren Muller, medical examiner, can't help but wonder if this is the work of The Bayou Butcher. Her suspicions are confirmed by an item left with a body that makes Wren's blood run cold. What does this serial killer want with her and how are they connected? — Kylie Thalheimer



From the co-host of chart-topping true crime podcast Morbid, a thrilling debut novel told from the dueling perspectives of a notorious serial killer and the medical examiner following where his trail of victims leads

Something dark is lurking in the Louisiana bayou: a methodical killer with a penchant for medical experimentation is hard at work completing his most harrowing crime yet, taunting the authorities who desperately try to catch up.

But forensic pathologist Dr. Wren Muller is the best there is. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of historical crimes, and years of experience working in the Medical Examiner's office, she's never encountered a case she couldn't solve. Until now. Case after case is piling up on Wren's examination table, and soon she is sucked into an all-consuming cat-and-mouse chase with a brutal murderer getting more brazen by the day.

An addictive read with straight-from-the-morgue details only an autopsy technician could provide, The Butcher and the Wren promises to ensnare all who enter.

Now with an exclusive sneak peek at the highly anticipated sequel

About the Author

Alaina Urquhart is the science-loving co-host of the chart-topping show Morbid: A True Crime Podcast. As an autopsy technician by trade, she offers a unique perspective from deep inside the morgue. Alaina hails from Boston, where she lives with her wonderful husband, John, their three amazing daughters, and a ghost puggle named Bailey. She is about 75 percent coffee, and truly believes she and Agent Clarice Starling could be friends.Before writing her first psychological horror novel, she received degrees in criminal justice, psychology, and biology. When she isn't hosting Morbid, she hosts the Parcast original show Crime Countdown, and a horror movie podcast called Scream! Her days are usually spent either recording or eviscerating. The way she sees it, when she hangs up her microphone for the day, it's time to let the dead speak.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781638930969
ISBN-10: 1638930961
Publisher: Zando
Publication Date: July 25th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English