2024 Releases

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Release Date: June 7, 2024
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Release Date: October 5, 2024

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Non-Mysteries set in Cedarwood, the same fictional Long Island town where all my mystery/thrillers takes place.

An unspeakable crime shattered her innocence. But she refuses to let it break her spirit.

Follow Hannah on her journey from silent victim to bold advocate for herself and other survivors.

About Me

Meet Author Jack Ori

Before I started writing mystery/thrillers, I lived a soap opera-like life, full of high drama and twists and turns. I’m both autistic and transgender, neither of which I realized until adulthood, and lived with and loved a drug addict who died of an overdose two days after I found the courage to move across the country to restart my life without him.  After living that kind of life, no wonder I love writing dark stories!

My favorite stories to write involve desperate people who will lie, blackmail, and kill to keep their secrets hidden, falsely accused people who need to hurry up and find the real killer before they end up in jail, and underdog heroes fighting against authority figures who are abusing their almost-limitless power. In my non-writing life, I’m a licensed master social worker who has worked with traumatized people and those caught up in the criminal justice system, and all of my stories are meant to empower survivors and advocate for real-world change.

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When a child calls into non-binary college freshman CJ Jennings’ live podcast and begs them to find his missing sister, CJ refuses to let his plea fall on deaf ears. But how can they find a missing girl if they have no idea who she is?


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