Undetected was named a Notable Indie by ShelfUnbound in 2022.

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Undetected was named a Notable Indie by ShelfUnbound in 2022.

Suzy is a survivor – but her husbands aren’t. In “Undetected,” Suzy Perry, a lovely and accomplished older woman, marries into a new family in Westchester County, NY. Little does her new family suspect that she’s a black widow who has dispatched two husbands in other parts of the country. A narcissist who lacks empathy, Suzy manages to charm most people she meets and disguise her demons – until she’s ready to strike. As the story unfolds, her new husband’s son, a journalist, tries to find out something about her past, which she’s loath to talk about. As his questions mount, he hires a private detective to delve into her past – and what emerges, which often seems circumstantial, is troubling. When the evidence reaches what seems to be a tipping point, the new husband confronts Suzy with some of it, and she senses the jig may be up. Then Suzy is on the run, fleeing back into a comforting friendship from her past that she sees as a port of refuge. Her flight takes her across the country, and into a new place with a new name. Will she really get away with it all?

What readers say about the book🧐

A captivating and intriguing thriller that will keep you going till the end. The dramatic scenes, intense encounters and descriptions give the book a pragmatic feel. The lead character comes across as the hero and the villain in the story. This aspect of the novel is something that gives it a unique edge over similar suspense stories. My most favorite thing about the book was the clue hunt that moves the plot forward after Alex hires a private detective to find out about Suzy.


(Amazon Review)
About the Author

Jeffrey Marshall

Jeffrey Marshall is a writer and retired journalist living in Scottsdale, AZ. He is the author of five books, including the novels “Squeeze Plays” (2022), “Undetected” (2019) and “Little Miss Sure Shot” (2014). He also wrote a business book on community reinvestment (1991) and a volume of collected poems, “River Ice” (2009). “Undetected” was named a “Notable 100” indie book by ShelfUnbound for 2020. “Squeeze Plays” was also named a Notable Indie in 2022 and received a Book Excellence Award for fiction in 2023.

Marshall grew up in Connecticut but spent most of his professional life working in New York and New Jersey (hey, don’t knock New Jersey!). The bulk of his career was spent in business journalism, and included chief editor posts at two national business magazines; he was also, at various times, a feature writer, columnist and book reviewer. He also freelanced widely for magazines and newspapers, appearing in The New York Times and New Jersey Monthly, among many others. Most of his writing now is on environmental subjects, and he serves on two national boards of Trout Unlimited, the coldwater conservation group, and formerly served on the board of a local land trust in the Phoenix area.

Marshall has a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern. Interests include tennis, golf, hiking, movies, finding new restaurants and travel. He’s stayed in or traveled through all 50 states – sometimes passing through was enough! He and his wife, Judy, have two rambunctious dogs, Maggie and Blaze.


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Undetected was named a Notable Indie by ShelfUnbound in 2022.

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