Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the “An American Family” series, contemporary suspense thrillers that explore one family’s trials and tragedies.


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Isaac Childs has the perfect life—until that life comes crashing down when his wife Ramie vanishes.

Isaac learns that his wife’s disappearance is the ninth in a string of similar cases. In the wake of this news, he struggles to cope, to be a good father to his daughter and college-bound son, and to reclaim something of an ordinary life even as he conceals his troubled past.

After the FBI makes an arrest, and his wife is presumed dead, Isaac begins to move on. Yet will his secrets catch up with him? Has he conquered his vices for good? And what of the FBI’s theory that the case isn’t completely resolved, after all?


Gregg Olsen, New York Times Bestselling Author, says, “Baer writes with guts and sensitivity — the kind of suspense that turns a reader into a fan. I can’t wait for his next thrilling read.”

OKbook Hoarder says, “Absolutely heartbreaking. This book has everything. Suspenseful, crime, heartbreak, laughter, romance, and just full of messed up stuff. Follow Isaac as his world crumbles….”

“It was fascinating to see how Baer took these broken individuals and what he made of them as the story developed.  There are two distinct strands of the story, with the police investigation taking the style of a classic crime thriller, but the main plot focus remaining firmly on the struggles of those left to cope with the aftermath.

There were twists and turns along the way that I never saw coming, and the story ends on an almost-cliffhanger, leading in to the next in the series, Life After Death.  There is some disturbing imagery related to the police investigation, so I would not recommend this story to the sensitive.  If you like your crime stories to be firmly anchored in the intimate details of family life then this series provides just that: a family saga with a killer side-plot.”


See the complete review here: AN AMERICAN FAMILY – JACKSON BAER

“Overall, I did enjoy this book. As I mentioned before, I thought the structure was expertly thought-out and transferred onto the page. I was also happy to see some diverse representation within the novel as there were quotes about gender that had me smiling as well as characters that introduced issues of race and sexuality. The ending of the book has left me enthusiastic to find out what happens next and I am looking forward to starting the second and final book in the series, Life After Death, in the coming weeks.”

Review by Belles Lettres Book Reviews

Book one: AN AMERICAN FAMILY https://evolvedpub.com/books/an-american-family/

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The Childs family faced the unthinkable… now they have a second chance.

The Childs family has endured a terrible tragedy, but the FBI’s shocking discovery has turned their lives upside down.

His kids have all moved on from the death of their mother, as has Isaac from the loss of his wife, but now that the FBI has finally solved the case, the Childs family must face the loss of Ramie all over again.

Each has their own relationships and their own lives, but all are upended due to unforeseen circumstances. As they maneuver these new lives, they must deal with love, heartache, and jealousy as a family, and the choices they face will not be easy.

Their decisions bring out the best in some… and the worst in others.

Book two: LIFE AFTER DEATH https://evolvedpub.com/books/life-after-death/


“But the two of them together are simply brilliant. This book takes us from where we left off from the traumatic experiences of the first book and takes us in a totally different direction. Now we really begin to see some fantastic character development. The author takes a very messy storyline and begins to weave that together into a marvelous infrastructure of family and lives that touch each other, and are affected by each other’s decisions. One thing that I really appreciate is that the author does not take the easy way out with these stories.” —Amazon Customer

“I appreciated the events that happened to this family and the way they dealt with each situation. It truly made each situation believable. This was definitely a family drama book. Since I was not expecting a suspenseful novel, it truly allowed me to enjoy the story more.” —Amazon Customer

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About the Author

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17155930_10208675062775180_8750491568729042235_nI’m a professional thrifter, the father of four children, and an avid runner. I was born and raised in Georgia, and spent time in Oklahoma, California, Connecticut, and then Oregon, as an adult. I’m a graduate of Oregon State University and now reside in North Georgia, raising my family, near family.

My first book, The Earth Bleeds Red, was released in 2013. My second book, The Lights Will Never Fade, came out in Jan ’18. I’m currently signed with Evolved Pub for my new contemporary fiction/suspense series, An American Family. Book one was released in Oct ’18, and book two hit shelves on Nov 5th. Clouds Fall Like Fire, a stand-alone novel, is set to be released in March ’19. All books are available as an ebook, paperback, and audiobook.

  I’m a bit of a free spirit who enjoys working from home, traveling around, looking for treasures to share, and creating worlds that otherwise would not exist. Thrifting and writing are my two passions, and I’m fortunate to be able to do both.

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