Just Before Midnight: A Christmas Eve Novella
Christmas Eve is the time to be at home enjoying the warmth and laughter of family, isn't it? A couple in their late 60s faces the prospects of a first ever Christmas with no kids or grandkids in the house ... An emergency room nurse handles every crisis at work with calm, but inside her emotions are roiling because she can't get hold of her husband or her youngest son ... Over the past two years he has lost his job, his house, his wife, and it feels like his kids are slipping away ... Her first baby is scheduled to arrive in a few weeks, but with her husband still on duty in Afghanistan, she's never felt so alone in all her life ... Four individuals and families are trying so hard to grab hold of the spirit of Christmas that they can't see they are about to run headlong into each other ... just before midnight.
Editorial Reviews About the Author Mark "M.K." Gilroy is a 30-year publishing veteran, having worked in just about every area of the industry, from his first job as a newspaper sportswriter while still a college student to executive vice president and publisher and just about everything in between. Gilroy's first two novels, CUTS LIKE A KNIFE and EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE were greeted with critical acclaim by national media like USA TODAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, RT REVIEW OF BOOKS, FRESH FICTION, and many others. They are tributes to his love for character-driven mysteries and thrillers. He is currently writing his third novel featuring Detective Kristen Conner, COLD AS ICE, which is slated for release in early 2014.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful Just the right amounts of suspense, drama, and holiday cheer. By C.J. Darlington on December 1, 2013 Format: Kindle Edition Just Before Midnight is the perfect book to enjoy this season when the snow swirls, and the cold settles. A solid addition to M.K. Gilroy's bibliography, this story shows he has the chops to write sharp at any book length. With just the right amounts of suspense, drama, and holiday cheer, Just Before Midnight will keep you up into the wee hours reading just one more page. Be careful. Don't start reading on Christmas Eve or you might be exhausted Christmas morning!
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Biography Mark "M.K." Gilroy is a 30-plus-year publishing veteran, having worked in just about every area of the industry, from his first job as a sports writer for a local newspaper while in college to proof reader, occasional box packer, vice president of editorial and marketing, publisher, and everything in between. When not writing Detective Kristen Conner novels, he is senior vice president for Worthy Publishing in Brentwood, Tennessee. Prior to that, he created projects for publishers, retailers, ministries, and businesses as a freelance publisher. Gilroy's debut novel, CUTS LIKE A KNIFE, quickly garnered critical acclaim and is a tribute to his love for character-driven mysteries and thrillers. His second novel featuring Detective Kristen Conner, EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE, just hit the market and getting great reviews. He is writing the next Kristen Conner novel, COLD AS ICE. Gilroy's education includes the BA in Biblical Literature and Speech Communications, the M.Div, and the MBA. Gilroy is the father of six children. He resides with his wife Amy in Brentwood, Tennessee.