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Cathy Coburn

Suspense Novelist

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  About the Books  

Mike Reynolds always prided himself on being in complete control, and then his world topples into the unfamiliar. Disturbing dreams plague him, leaving helplessness in its wake and his control slipping away.

Though adventurous and fearless, the young and petite Maggie O’Reilly doesn’t recognize the devastating consequences of staring unswervingly into the black piercing eyes of absolute malevolence.

Together, the two team with five others to forge ahead on a perilous mission that becomes a dire adventure beyond anything they could have foreseen or imagined.

When Kelly’s husband, homicide detective Bob Martin, starts to pursue a serial killer it soon becomes clear that his new found passion, the one which ignites his sexuality into a raging force is his passion for the kill itself.

Her world spirals out of control as she realizes the murders are not the work of an amateur, but of a manipulative, well-organized, and lethal mastermind. What Kelly doesn’t realize, is that Bob is only the tip of the iceberg, for what lies beneath the surface, is more sinister then anything she could have ever envisioned.

Meet Ruby Rose Parker, but whatever you do, if she comes to your door, don't let her in.
Patricia Cummings' life is perfect. After returning from her honeymoon in Hawaii she thinks everything will be wonderful from that point forward. She couldn't be farther from the truth.
Her blissful atmosphere is shattered the moment she hears a child calling, "Please don't kill me."
She knows who it was—Ruby Parker, the little girl who lives next door with her mother and brother. Patricia has never liked the girl. There is something unsettling about her. She soon discovers there is a good reason for her fears. Ruby is pure evil.
Alone, Patricia takes on the most sinister challenge of her life to prove that Ruby killed her mother and stop her from killing again. The most difficult part is neither her husband nor the police can see beyond the innocent, little girl even as the casualty list continues to grow.


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Cathy Coburn has always had a flair for scare, with a great sense of adventure.  From jumping out of planes, scuba diving the depths of the oceans, to zip-lining thousands of feet over rain forests. There has never been any stopping her…  Much to her mother's dismay at times.

Her need for adventure, or insanity (as some call it), seeps into all her books, both in what she reads and in her writing. Her biggest thrill is when someone says one of her books gave them nightmares. That’s when she knows she has done her job well, as that is always her intention.


Ruby was a book Cathy loved to write as it was centered around her hometown of Lakeside, California. "I know people are going to love the book Ruby and be… Absolutely blown away!”

If you ever thought you couldn’t be terrified by an eight-year-old, you are in for the shock of your life.

About the books

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It is honestly so good it has sparked my joy for reading again

I think that is the best writing you have done. Seriously. Your other books were good, but I honestly think your writing is above any of your other books. Not talking about the story line (although very good creepy girl) but actual story telling. I TRULY ENJOYED THE BOOK ... except the ending 😂😂…

5 out of 5 stars AMAZING BOOK "I have not read a book in years. I picked this one up and was ADDICTED. I read it start to finish in 4 days and it’s was PHENOMENAL. I am so incredibly impressed with Cathy Coburn’s work and this is definitely my favorite book of hers and am looking forward to seeing what she’s got in store for us next!!!! "

Online Book Club Review:

This book kept me spellbound and I read the book in its entirety in one sitting. I could not wait to see what would happen next. The story was captivating from beginning to end. The ending could lead into a follow-on book. ‬


I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery thrillers. This book is appropriate for teen readers to adults. The language is not inappropriate and there are no sexual scenes. There are brief descriptive murder scenes which some readers may find inappropriate, but they provided some necessary detail to the story. The author definitely got my attention, and I would like to read more books from her.

When the Dam Breaks

Fallen Angel review

When the Dam Breaks is a chilling, heartfelt, suspenseful story that will have you hanging on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Cathy Coburn manages to shock me to no end! The storyline is only told from Kelly's point of view. I felt like I was there seeing Kelly's experiences first-hand and screaming my head off wishing for her to break away from the evil clutches of her husband Bob, knowing fully well that she is a victim of the battered wife syndrome. From the start, Ms. Coburn sucks me into the plot and holds my attention until the very terrifying conclusion. Just when I think I have the plot figured out, Ms. Coburn utterly throws me for a loop. My mouth was hanging open in absolute disbelief! I definitely did not see that ending coming. Wow! This is one spine-tingling tale not to be missed. I promise you that you will not be disappointed one bit.

After the Mist is one of those "stay up to finish" books that grabs your imagination and doesn't let go. The authors create strong identities for their characters from the start: none are perfect, and none are stereotypes. Suspense and mystery builds throughout the story; don't start reading this in bed because you'll want to keep going through to the end. I especially liked the repartee between the hero, Mike, the over-enthusiastic Zack, and the intrepid Maggie. Reminded me of the best interactions in movies such as "Independence Day" and "The Avengers." Highly recommended for those who like thrilling action with a hint of Twilight Zone

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