Toby Neal: One of the Top 50 Indie Writers You Need To Be Reading
October 12, 2018
Neal’s police procedurals explore the crimes and issues of Hawaii and have sold well over a million copies.
Kirkus Reviews calls Neal’s writing, “persistently riveting. Masterly.”
Award-winning, USA Today bestselling social worker turned author Toby Neal grew up on the island of Kaua`i in Hawaii. Neal is a mental health therapist, a career that has informed the depth and complexity of the characters in her stories.
Neal’s police procedurals, starring multicultural female sleuths Lei Texeira and Sophie Ang, explore the crimes and issues of Hawaii and have sold well over a million copies.
Neal focuses on mystery but also writes romance and a line of apocalyptic romance thrillers, the Scorch Series, with Emily Kimelman.
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Paradise is haunted by betrayal.
What if you discovered that those closest to you were not who they seemed?
Tech sleuth Sophie Ang, her lovable dog Ginger, and her partner, Jake Dunn, tackle a new case involving a famous hula festival on the Big Island–but that’s only one of the hot situations demanding Sophie’s attention.
Repercussions from the past and the return of a deadly relative threaten to tear apart the fragile life Sophie’s trying to build. Everyone around her seems to want more from Sophie than she can give, and one of them plans to take her life.
In the midst of a volcano of conflicting agendas, Sophie must find a way to truth, victory, and freedom.
Paradise is filled with Deadly Secrets.
What would you do if you were a killer’s loose end?
Palm trees, volcanoes, and black sand beaches are the backdrop for murder as security specialist Sophie Ang, and her dog Ginger, are swept up in a multi-layered case on the Big Island of Hawaii working with a US Marshal to protect an important witness.
A ghost from Sophie’s past returns to haunt her, and a love triangle tears at her heart. Sophie will need all of her friends, lovers, tech-savvy, and skills to stay alive…and that’s just her day job.
“Toby Neal has an amazing talent for weaving a complex and exciting plot together with fascinating descriptions of the characters’ emotions and fears. I can’t wait for the next book!” – Walt, Advance Reader
Paradise has no protection from a hidden evil.
What would you do to rescue a child trapped in darkness?
Security specialist Sophie Ang goes “off the grid” into the remote valley of Kalalau on Kaua`i, where she stumbles across the disappearance of a young boy. As she races against time to save him, uncovering ugly secrets hidden in the heart of the jungle, the events she tried to flee on Oahu gather momentum.
Special Agent Marcella Scott straps on her heels and wades in to help deal with what the cyber vigilante the Ghost has left behind, and trying to clear Sophie from a murder charge.
“If you’re ready to hold your breath and drop everything for a few good hours, find your most comfy chair and start reading this series!” – Laura P., Goodreads
Paradise hides too many bodies.
How would you take on a serial killer?
Sophie Ang’s lovable dog Ginger has a nose for murder and leads her tech sleuth mistress through perilous lava fields on the Big Island to a terrible discovery.
Sophie is plunged into a new investigation with dynamic partner Jake Dunn, searching for a missing young woman who is just one of many.
Sparks fly between the two as they dig into layers of deception and darkness, rousing the attention of true evil.
“Toby Neal sets a relentless pace that will keep you up way past your bedtime!” – Advance Reader
Paradise can’t contain a thirst for revenge.
How would you handle a sadistic stalker?
Security specialist Sophie Ang returns to Maui, working alongside dynamic partner Jake Dunn to solve a series of bizarre and escalating threats against a rocker with a beach mansion.
But soon, catching a crazed stalker becomes the least of Sophie’s problems: a deadly enemy is hell-bent on taking her down, along with anyone she cares about.
Sophie’s very identity is tested as she grapples with issues of conscience and survival in a struggle that takes her to the edge of heartbreak, and beyond.
“One of the year’s best books!.” – KC, Goodreads