Tuesday, May 14, 2013


A moment of weakness…an afternoon of passion…a brutal murder hits close to home…
The explosive sequel to A PERFECT HUSBAND.


“…Somebody might ask me what it was about this book why I couldn’t put it down. Boy, isn’t that the million dollar question that all writers and publishers would like to know. In this case, the words flowed. There weren’t grammatical, technical or formatting mistakes that made me stop in my tracks. I didn’t want to re-write a section. As a writer and editor, it’s very difficult for me to read novels because I always want to fix them. I want to edit, to re-write, but this was not the case and that in itself was a joy for me.
I also liked the characters. Mostly Sami. There was something endearing and actually humorous about her. I could envision her, I felt like I was in her head, she was written clearly and succinctly, and you were on her side. You rooted for her. When she was in danger, you’d find yourself telling her to, “Watch out!”
I became involved in the story, it took me away to the world of Sami Saxton for 2 days and I thank the author Douglas Wickard for transporting me to her world where it was intriguing, thrillingly horrific, humorous at times, and most of all, entertaining. Oh, and for the next Douglas Wickard novel, I won’t read the sample first; I’ll go straight to “Buy this book.”
…Bestselling author Catherine Burr

“…Smitty refers to his smile as his “greatest weapon,” and that’s ultimately what makes him so terrifying. His starting point for murder is not a brutal act, but a genial expression.
Assertive characters with distinct backgrounds provide a solid foundation for the story of a killer on the hunt.
…KIRKUS Book Review
“Up there with Jonathan Kellerman…” …Fluerwick Smith
“A killer performance.” …Frederick Brooke author of DOING MAX VINYL & ZOMBIE CANDY.
“…psychological suspense at its best!” …Marla Madison author of SHE’S NOT THERE.
“One of the most suspenseful novels I’ve read this year.” …Nancy of Utah
“The words truly paint a picture.” …Jamie J.
“Could not put this book down…” …A. King.
The New York Times, Daily News and New York Post all hailed her a hero!
Samantha Saxton, better known as Sami ‘owned the night,’ they reported. She was the victor, the quiet champion, the anti-heroine single-handedly destroying the career of a lethal serial killer stalking the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for six unremitting years. The disappearance of six teenage girls and the horrific details of their deaths received national, frenzied attention and Sami Saxton became the unlikely poster woman in all the coverage.
Sami’s attempt to find a quieter, less hectic life by moving to the cabin her deceased father built years ago in the remote urban township of Montague, New Jersey didn’t turn out quite the way she intended.
Returning to the City, Sami purchases a spacious, fifth floor, open-airy, glass-walled condominium on the Upper West Side overlooking the Hudson River…another new start!
But, that night continues to haunt her...in her dreams and in her life. The nightmares persist, vivid, ongoing and relentless. Posttraumatic stress syndrome paralyzes her, keeping her a prisoner in her newly renovated home. The anxiety attacks intensify and not even prescription painkillers are relieving the anguish.
Then, the unthinkable occurs. A young, female model is found brutally murdered in a midtown hotel. And, Jerry Saxton, Sami’s ex-husband, married for over twenty two years, is taken into custody for the heinous crime.
A PERFECT SETUP…you do NOT want to miss what happens next!




  1. A Must Read page turning can't put it down Novel. I loved it and you will too.

  2. Cabins, killers, and cemeteries? Sounds like my kind of book, Douglas. I'll check it out. Love your page header, too. What is the font used for your name?

  3. A Perfect Husband is one of my very FAVORITE books and if you only knew how bad I want the the sequel A Perfect Setup you would feel for me. lol I will be the happiest woman alive when it is ready for me to read. I just might have to skip my next promised read to read it first. A Perfect Husband still stays with me. It was so good and just the perfect amount of everything to make the story great. Anyone that wants a wonderful story with NO errors, at least I didn't see any, you have to read A Perfect Husband. I have recommended it to so many people and several have promised to check it out. Thank you for such a great read and please let me know the very second A Perfect Setup comes out. I am on pins and needles wanting to read it after reading the post above.. Sounds like it will be even better than the first one.. If possible. :) I loved it and thank Douglas Wickard for writing this awesome book. It was more than a 5* book, it was a 10* book or higher. To bad they won't let us rate them as high as we want.. :)