The Tainted Lens
This taut thriller by Karin Harrison flashes between the past and the present as a desperate man fights for his life and strives to discover the truth behind a violent act. Ever since his father died of a heart attack, Kyle Weldon has struggled, unable to understand how God could let such ruination happen to such a good man, to such a fine family. Despondent, he hides behind his camera lens and his dream of becoming a professional photojournalist. Kyle pursues his passion through college and finally sets off for the Big Apple. Along the way, he meets friends, foes, and beautiful women—but his love life is hollow. Is someone out there for him, or is he destined to remain alone? Before Kyle can find the answer, a shocking crime tears him away from everything he’s ever known, and every minute becomes a struggle to survive as his life is slowly swallowed up by the darkness.
The Tainted Lens will keep readers at the edge of their seats as piece by piece Kyle’s past links with the present in most unexpected ways—and as he turns for love and completion to someone he never would have imagined.
Karin Harrison was born in Germany but has lived in the United States for over fifty years. Leaving her successful career in the optical field to go back to college, she focused on becoming a writer, and her short stories have since been published in books of anthology, literary journals, and on line. She has authored five novels, Hermann’s Ruhe, The Wrath of the North Star, The Tainted lens, Coffee and Peach Cake – A collection of short stories, and, The Secret Picture.
Harrison lives in Bel Air, Maryland with her husband.