I love to write about murder, mayhem and magic.
“Wicked Fallout is a twisty cat and mouse psychological thriller that will keep you turning pages right up to the unexpected end. A creepy mix of horror and psychological insight, Charron takes you into the mind of a killer and doesn’t let go.”
~Eileen Cook, Author of WITH MALICE
Convicted of six murders when she was just fifteen, the notorious Ryann Wilkanson hasn’t been able to act on her darkest, deadliest urges for twelve years. She’s exhausted her appeals and has little hope of ever getting out of prison and back to hunting.
Until a media-hungry legal team mounts a campaign to do the impossible—get her immediately released with a commuted sentence.
Forensic psychiatrist Nancy Clafin has mere weeks to evaluate Ryann’s current mental state against her grisly past to determine if she’s changed. But under the shadow of her own questionable history, it’s not easy to separate her personal life from her professional duty.
At least that’s what Ryann is counting on.
Behind the cold steel doors of a Colorado maximum-security prison, will Nancy find a cold-blooded killer or a newly redeemed woman determined to right her past wrongs?
**This novel can be enjoyed as a standalone or as part of the Pretty Wicked series.
The daughter of a local police detective, fifteen-year-old Ryann has spent most of her life studying how to pull off the most gruesome murders her small Colorado town has ever seen.
But killing is only part of it. Ryann enjoys being the reason the cops are frenzied. The one who makes the neighbors lock their doors and windows on a hot summer’s day. The one everyone fears but no one suspects.
Carving out her own murderous legacy proves harder than she predicted. Mistakes start adding up. And with the police getting closer, and her own father becoming suspicious, Ryann has to prove once and for all that she’s smarter than anyone else—or she’ll pay the ultimate price. *warning – some graphic content ~ Pretty Wicked is a mature YA novel intended for ages 16 and up
Praise for Pretty Wicked:
“This creepy novel places you inside the mind of a twisted teen killer, which is even more unsettling because of how familiar and normal she seems. Be prepared to leave the lights on and look at the people around you in a whole new way.”
-Eileen Cook | Author of WITH MALICE
“Mixing moments of dark comedy with glimpses of pure evil, PRETTY WICKED announces the arrival of a talented new voice in the world of YA suspense. Kelly Charron is the real deal, people, and this is one hell of a debut.”
–Owen Laukkanen | Author of THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS
“Dark and haunting, this witty thriller with its petite feminine anti-hero is an American Psycho for teens. Be prepared to sleep with the lights on.”
–Lisa Voisin | Author of THE WATCHER SAGA
“Pretty Wicked is fresh, thrilling, and deeply haunting. I’ve never read anything like it! The story escalates from page one and will leave your pulse pounding as you wonder just how far Ryann will go. 5/5 stars.”
–Tiana Warner | Author of ICE MASSACRE & ICE CRYPT
“It was a really weird feeling, as a reader, to be inside the head of a character like this. It feels wrong. Which was another thing I really enjoyed about this book… I am definitely going to be buying a physical copy of this book to put on my shelf because I loved it! I can’t wait to read more from this author 🙂 I gave this book 5/5 stars!”
-Lauren | Goodreads Reviewer
“I couldn’t put it down, I had to know how it would end! Being the first book of the series, it definitely leaves you wanting more and more. It had me questioning the nature of being born evil or simply becoming evil, but not from the expense of a hard life. 5 stars!”
-Ashley | Goodreads Reviewer
“This book was so completely different than other thrillers. In this book, there was no question of who our murderer is. We were in her mind, which brought this book to a whole new level of outstanding!!!…Thanks so much for allowing me to read this book! It was perfection!!”
-Sara | Goodreads Reviewer
Darkest Shadow (Series) –Is a YA Urban Fantasy novel. Seventeen-year-old Allister Colburn is still reeling from the drowning death of his four-year-old sister in the family pool during his birthday party the previous summer. Isolated and confused, Allister begins having vivid nightmares. Worse still, he’s begun seeing shadows and movement out of the corner of his eyes. After a breakdown Allister’s parents commit him to a psychiatric facility where he meets two girls who will help him determine what is real and what, if any, are figments of his traumatized mind.
Wilde Magic (Series) – Think The Craft meets The Skulls (Ahhh 90’s movies).
Another YA urban Fantasy series that follows fifteen-year-old Ainsley Davenport as she is forced to leave Vancouver, Canada to attend a prestigious boarding school in Massachusetts when her widowed mother suddenly marries a wealthy man. At Ashbury Academy, Ainsley meets a group of students whom she finds more sophisticated and exciting than any kids she’s ever encountered. Ainsley is pulled into a world of wealth and extravagance, but it isn’t long before things don’t seem quite right. There is more to Ashbury than meets the eye. One of the oldest covens in history, The Wildes, is hidden under the school grounds. It is alive and well, training new witches. Ainsley soon realizes that she may be in over her head when she uncovers secrets that she was never meant to know. The magical kind. The deadly kind.