Kathy Hellman is pregnant and exhausted from losing friends and family to an arsonist.

This madman plays the recorded screams of his victims over the phone for her. The pyro chases her, and no matter where she moves to, burns Victorian houses on the outskirts of where she lives, and moves ever closer to her home.

Her arson investigator husband Jack can’t figure out who’s doing this. The police suspect him. Jack thinks it’s her best friend; but Kathy refuses to believe it’s either.

Will this get her killed? Or will she find the courage to allay her fears and discover the true identity of the arsonist, no matter who the person is?

Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Writer Jaw Books: 1 edition (July 22, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0989565009
ISBN-13: 978-0989565004
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches


Kathy lay on the bed facing the Queen Anne-style Victorian’s bedroom wall. Bright orange flames raced up; the loud crackling hurt her ears. She shut her eyes against the inferno. As she clutched the comforter to her chin, her heart pounded. Dear God, when I open my eyes, let the blaze be gone.


This psychological thriller will make your heart race and your skin turn to gooseflesh as it takes you on a ride through the mind of a psycho firebug.

Kathy and her husband Jack—an arson investigator—have relocated once again. Since the house fire that took the lives of Kathy’s parents and the blaze a year later that killed her brother, they’ve been followed and tormented by a murderous pyromaniac. Jack knows he’s the prime suspect and wants nothing more than to solve this mystery and clear the blemish of uncertainty from his professional reputation. Then the home of Kathy’s doctor is set afire and the entire family perishes. While Jack is on the scene sifting through the ashes—hoping for proof that it’s not ‘their’ arsonist—the terrifying phone calls begin anew, assaulting Kathy with recorded screams of the victims. It’s clear they have not escaped.

Using a compelling cast of characters, a deftness for diversion, and a generous sprinkling of red herrings, this talented author will have you fishing for the true perpetrator until the final startling reveal. I guarantee you’ll be shaking your head and muttering, “Man, I didn’t see that comin’!” – Bonita Papenfuss

A Pyro Suspense
Interesting info about pyromaniacs and suspenseful plot from beginning to end. Lots of red herrings throughout–tease the reader about who the culprit is. Good build with plenty of tension at the end. I won’t be a spoiler–you’ll have to read it. A good read. – Sandy Baker

Thriller Suspense
I was fascinated by the detailed beginning of this story about a family attempting to escape an arsonist who always knew where they moved to. The end filled with suspense trying myself to figure out who the arsonist was. I could not put this book down. – Janis Hildreth

Couldn’t Put It Down
I burned right through Night Terror, a fascinating portrayal of an arsonist’s need to destroy the woman he’s insistent upon terrorizing. I was riveted from the start. By the end, my heart raced and my pulse thumped. I highly recommend this thriller. – R. Bryant

Pyromaniacs Will Love It!
Pyromaniacs and suspense readers should both love this book. It’s well-written with lots of character development and lots of fires- well-described and experienced by the characters. There were also twists and turns to the plot and a very interesting group of suspects. Two of the main characters suspect each other of being the arsonist, which is a fresh approach to the material. Kathy is an interesting and sympathetic protagonist. At about 7t%, I could not put the book down. I had to read it through to the end. Many books let you down with unsatisfying endings, but not this one. Great ending and resolution. I would definitely read another book by this author. – Malena

Couldn’t Put It Down
This is a great read. Kept me guessing who the pyro was all the way through. Lots of twists and turns, new clues, new characters, new facts that complicate your efforts. Very well done. Congratulations! – Anne & Mike Poe