"This book was probably one the best, most memorable books I’ll read this year."

-Kim Napolitano

"So dark and twisty. Everything a thriller should be. If you love dark thrilling reads this one is for you." 

-Michaela Syson

"For readers interested in stories dealing with serial killers, urban legends / creepy pastas, and secret government conspiracies, Forgive Me mixes these topics into a storyline pregnant with themes of forgiveness, childhood trauma, and what is it that makes a person who they are."

-A.E. Santana (author & editor)





Investigative journalist, Susan ‘Stripe’ McLachlan, is constantly hounded by eager documentarians for interview requests about the Night Scrawler murders. One of the victims of the mysterious serial killer was a member of her own family, her father.

At the peak of her career, her services are sought by Isaac Payne who commissions her to write an article for his website. Usually, her projects delve into more uncomfortable, questionable topics, but there’s a deep, almost hauntingly familiar pull about her new client that intrigues her. As she learns more about Isaac, Stripe digs up fresh secrets about the murders, arousing her suspicions. After an awkward confrontation, she wakes up in Isaac’s bed — with a chain around her ankle.

Isaac shows her harrowing footage on an old VHS tape. The contents hits close to home…closer than Stripe ever imagined. Now, she has to wrestle with her own moral compass and unpick the truth from the web of lies that turn into a crescendo where memories created from misery and suffering cannot be silenced.

Will Isaac ever lay the past to rest? And how will Stripe cope with the revelations that challenge everything she has ever known?



Part One

K’s Choice – Virgin State of Mind

The Runaways – Saturday Night Special

Prince – Purple Rain

Mazzy Star – Fade into You

Young Heretics – I Know I’m A Wolf

Part Two

Anilah – Medicine Chant

Tool – The Pot

Metallica – Enter Sandman

Stone Sour – Made of Scars

Olfaur Arnalds –Not Alone 

Limp Bizkit - Behind Blue Eyes

Part Three

Fleetwood Mac – Alabtross

Rukkuro – The In Between

Sleep Dealer – The Way Home

Slipknot – The Devil in I

Balmorhea – Remembrance

Olfaur Arnalds – So Far

Part Four

Ralph Stanley - Fire in the Blood

NF – How Could You Leave Us

Low – Lullaby

Thirty Seconds to Mars – Stronger

Iulia Mitiashova - 1944