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Where Monsters Hide: Sex, Murder, and Madness in the Midwest

M. William Phelps

ISBN 9781496720818
Publish Date 3/26/2019
Format Trade Paperback
Categories True Crime, Kensington
List Price: $15.95

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“Riveting, emotional, a nonfiction thriller.” —Gregg Olsen, #1 New York Times bestselling author

A tragic missing person case spirals into an unrelenting murder mystery. Intrigue, deception, and serial homicide erupt in the latest real-life thriller by New York Times bestselling investigative journalist M. William Phelps.

In October 2014, after Chris Regan failed to arrive at his new job, his ex-girlfriend filed a missing-person report. Something was off. It was not like Chris, a devoted father, avid hiker, and all-around great guy, not to show up. When local Michigan police chief Laura Frizzo learned Chris was having an affair with Kelly Cochran, a married co-worker, suspicion fell on her husband, Jason. After a search warrant on their house revealed several suspicious items, the Cochrans abruptly moved to Indiana. As questions swirled around the case, the whereabouts of Chris Regan remained unknown.

Sixteen months later Jason Cochran died from a drug overdose. Friends and family rallied around the grieving and distraught Kelly. But when the coroner ruled Jason’s death a homicide, no one reacted more bizarrely than his widow. For months detectives tried to put Kelly’s past into focus, but the truth was buried under a patchwork of lies, contradictions, and brutally horrific revelations. As Kelly Cochran, a Purdue graduate and psychology major, played “catch me if you can,” a mesmerizing story emerged that rivals today’s bestselling fiction in its drama and fascination. In the hands of veteran investigative journalist M. William Phelps, her staggering saga of murder, revenge, and payback surpasses anything that could go wrong in a season of Fargo.

“Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers.” —Allison Brennan

“Anything by Phelps is an eye-opening experience.” —Suspense Magazine

“Phelps is one of America’s finest true-crime authors.”—Vincent Bugliosi

“Master of true crime . . .” —Real Crime magazine

Where Monsters Hide will leave you speechless and, lights out, hands down, you'll be ‘Gone in the Dark.’ Riveting, emotional, revolting, a mystery from cover to cover. Big social themes, with a true psychopathic, cunning serial killer at the center, not to mention a love story. A nonfiction thriller of the highest literary caliber only an investigative journalist like Phelps--at the top of any true crime writer’s game--could accomplish.” --Gregg Olsen, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“With Where Monsters Hide, an intensely dark and macabre Michigan case, along with his television work the past decade, Phelps solidifies his mark as the Eminem of true crime: in-your-face truth, spoken from a journalist who holds nothing back.” —Steve Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of No Stone Unturned

About M. William Phelps:

New York Times bestselling investigative journalist and serial crime expert M. William Phelps is the author of thirty-four nonfiction books. He has made over 200 television appearances. Phelps created, produced and starred in the series Dark Minds and is one of the stars of Deadly Women and Oxygen’s Snapped, Killer Couples and KillerPost. Radio America calls him “the nation’s leading authority on the mind of the female murderer.” Touched by tragedy himself through the unsolved murder of his sister-in-law, Phelps is able to enter the hearts and minds of his subjects like no one else. He lives in a Connecticut farming community and can be reached at his website, mwilliamphelps.com.

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