Christine Barfknecht - Throw the Key - Virtual Book Tour

Psychological Suspense

Date Published: 10/06/18


 "Lock the doors and windows...don't talk to anyone...keep the kids with you."


Jenna Bradley knows she needs to be afraid, she just doesn't know what she should be afraid of. An evening phone call from her husband, Eric, rattles her to the core. "I'm coming to get you and the kids. We have to go away for a while."

No explanation, just a few orders laced in panic.

Jenna can only assume that as a reporter, Eric has exposed the wrong people. It’s only a guess. The distance between them grows every day, Eric living his life, Jenna living hers. She doesn’t know what he’s been working on any more than she knows where he went that morning. If only the gunmen holding her and her children hostage believed that.

Eric has the answers Jenna seeks, but when the engine of his private plane stalls over Lake Michigan, his desperation to get home and whisk his family to safety takes a back seat to a seemingly futile struggle to survive.   

Federal inmate, Kurt McElroy has answers too, but heavy prison monitoring prevents him from sending a clear warning, not to mention getting the help he needs. The private prison he’s been contracted to is as corrupt as they come, but that corruption reaches beyond the prison walls to officials with everything to lose.  

Jenna fears it's her family that will lose, namely their lives. The clock is ticking. The gunmen are growing restless. Can she find an escape before it's too late?


 Virtual Book Tour - October 8 - November 2

October 8 - RABT Book Tours - Kick Off

October 9 - Nana's Book Reviews - Excerpt*

October 10 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Guest Post

October 11 - Book Reviews by Virginia Lee - Spotlight

October 12 - Mythical Books - Excerpt

October 13 - Coffee and Books - Spotlight* 

October 14 - The Avid Reader - Interview

October 15 - Book Addict - Spotlight

October 16 - The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight

October 17 - Bound 2 Escape - Spotlight

October 18 - Book Lover Blog - Review

October 19 - Just Books - Excerpt

October 20 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight

October 21 - Truly Trendy - Excerpt

October 22 -  Tea Time and Books - Spotlight

October 23 - Book Junkie Mom - Review*

October 24 - T's Stuff - Spotlight

October 25 - Beach Bound Books - Excerpt

October 26 - A Life Through Books - Interview

October 27 -Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight 

October 28 -  Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight

October 29 - Novel News Network - Review

October 30 - Cheeky Pee Reads and Reviews - Review

October 31 -  Musings of a Reader - Spotlight

November 1 - Texas Book Nook - Review

November 2 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up


Christine Barfknecht has a passion or weaving the darkest bits of the human psyche into page-turning fiction. She is the author of Apple of My Eye and the upcoming The Man I Knew. She lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband, children, and pets.


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