Ian Black

Author of the Tangled Web Trilogy

Let the mind games begin!

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Ian Black's Tangled Web Trilogy
Three Blind Mice, The Cradle Will Fall & Hush
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Hush:Part Three of the Tangled Web Trilogy has been released!

Ian Black releases the final installment of The Tangled Web Trilogyin a mysterious tale that brings this series of thrillers to one climactic and explosive conclusion.



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The Tangled Web Trilogy



Three Blind Mice

A twisted tale of scandal, deception and bloody bloody revenge. When psychiatrist,Judy palmer mets her latest patient, the devilishly clever Sloan Phoenix, she becomes drawn into his tale of deception, betrayal and revenge against the wealthy Prescott family, and soon becomes tempted to take the same measures against her cheating husband of 30 years.


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The Cradle Will Fall

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. After two years after leaving her practice as a psychiatrist, Judy returns to destroy the man that ruined her life.Sloan Phoenix. she begins by disrupting his budding romance with young widow, Alexis Pierce. Meanwhile, a dark secret from her past threatens to revenge and her second marriage.

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Hush

As the war of mind games and manipulation intensifies, an eccentric serial killer, called the Hush makes his debut in Carolina Bay. Now this pair of enemies plays a deadly game of cat and mouse, exposing secrets that could land them in prison in attempt to expose the true killer which very may well be one of them.

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Three Blind Mice

Part One of the Tangled Web Trilogy

Some call him a sadist. . .

Some call him a sociopath. . .
Only one thing is certain about Sloan Phoenix.
Everyone to ever cross him has regretted it!

Now the most Vindictive man in Carolina Bay has become the newest patient of Doctor Judy Palmer. But can the citys best psychiatrist bring remorse to a man with a devious mind, a deadly charm and no moral compass?

As Sloan Prepared for his wedding to his fiance, Kristen, he discovered that she planned to leave him for his close friend, Mike Prescott. Having already earned the contempt of Mike's Sister Chloe, their mother, Mrs. Prescott and Sloans Coworker Julian, Sloan laid out an elaborate plot for revenge.

Judy Palmers world crumbles when she discovers her husband, Charlie is having an affair. As her marriage falls apart, Judy falls deeper into Sloans dark world of deception, duplicity and murder. And though she shields herself with principles she swore to uphold, she becomes vulnerable to his words, his charm and what he calls his three rules of engagement for revenge: Always know your opponent,
Always get the upper hand.
And always—always land on your feet.

The Cradle Will Fall

Part One of the Tangled Web Trilogy Part Two of the Tangled Web Trilogy





Her plot is deadly.
Her scheme is sinister.
Her plan for sloan phoenix. ..
GIve him everything he wants!

Two years ago, Judy Palmer was manipulated into murdering her unfaithful husband, Charlie, by the devilishly clever Sloan Phoenix. Now, after destroying the Prescott family, Sloan is the CEO of Prescott Industries. So just when everything looks like it's going smoothly, Judy returns, hell-bent on destroying him. Partnered with the young Dan Pierce Jr., son of a deceased technology mogul and a former friend of the Prescotts, Judy uses a dark secret from Sloan's past, putting his budding relationship with the young and beautiful widow Alexis Pierce in the crossfire. To stop Judy, Sloan, along with his best friend, Garry Lennox, seek out the past of Charlie Palmer, setting them on the path of a deadly secret that involves Judy's new husband, Dr. Chris Faulkner, and her tormented sister, Tara. And as Judy weaves her tangled web of deception, duplicity, and death, Sloan must untangle himself long enough to beat her at the game he taught her to play. A game with three rules: Keep your friends close.
Keep your enemies closer.
And take your secrets to the grave!

Hush

Part Three of the Tangled Web Trilogy
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A friendship will be tested. . .
Atrust will be broken.
A lifelong secret will be revealed!

Having barely survived the car explosion that nearly killed him and his best friend, Garry Lennox, Sloan Phoenix must immediately contend with the complications of the sudden murder of an old enemy, Sydney Prescott.

After her culpability in the murder of her first husband, Charlie, was exposed, Judy’s marriage to Chris Faulkner is on the verge of divorce. Becoming increasingly short on allies, Judy hires divorce attorney, Jericho Fox, a childhood rival of Sloan’s, to handle her case. Her life is further complicated when she and Sloan are invited to Sydney Prescott’s will reading, which puts many of their dirty deeds over the years in danger of being revealed.

As the killer goes after many of the people present at the will reading, Sloan and Judy are pitted against each other in a dangerous game of cat and mouse in an effort to expose the other as the killer. But the true killer has another game. A game that has three rules:

Don’t scream. .
Don’t cry.
Just hush. And you die.

About Ian Black

Author of the Tangled Web Trilogy

Ian Black, author of the Tangled Web Trilogy, hails from Western Pennsylvania. He has studied English Literature and communications at Lehigh University and technical Communications and graphic design at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a writer of fiction non-fiction and poetry. He currently works as a Graphic designer

The Author's Words

In the Author's Words

I’ve been a writer since before I could spell. I recall lining up all of my toys on the floor of the bedroom of the rickety old row house apartment where I grew up, creating these complex narratives that had their own continuity. Some of those narratives were dramas, mysteries and a lot of them were my first love, science fiction.

My mother used to read stories out of an oversized book of fairytales (not the Disney versions) to me and my brothers, stories full of magic, wizardry and not-so happily ever-afters. One day my father bought me my first Superman comic, all full of drawings of a flying man in red and blue tights and Lex Luthor in his green and purple battle armor. Just looking at that story ignited my imagination, giving me the desire to create something that incredible.

And then I turned four, when I learned to spell, read and write (Thanks to sesame street). It was all over from there. Creativity flowed through my veins like my very own blood. Thicker and more eternal and yet, always a part of me.

I went through grade school and later high school still with writing very much in my bones and blood and soul. For much of my life as a child, I was a loner, though not by choice. Like anyone growing up I felt that no one quite understood me or even cared to. Eventually, I came to the conclusion to stop waiting for someone to understand me and my dreams and just be me.

I went on to high school, College and finally graduate school. And still writing remained a part of me, I self-published my First novel at age twenty-three. The first of many manuscripts to make it past the hard drive on my computer. I worked a whole summer at a plant that assembled chain link fences to make the money I needed to do it.

And then I got hurt. I ended up in a three- day coma and woke up unable to stand light or even properly express my thoughts and ideas. The pain was more spiritual and psychological than it was physical. Still, I continued to write, unable to work in my chosen career as a graphic designer, unable to earn the money to self- publish. Surrounded by doubters, haters and saboteurs, I continued to write until I published my second novel. Some thirteen years after the first. Why? Writing is my passion my dream. I don’t care if people don’t understand it. I don’t care if anyone ever reads a word I’ve written. I love to write. It is my passion—my dream. My dream is a reality. And my message to you is that your dreams, whatever they are, should be your reality, no matter what. Your dreams must be a part of you. You have to nurture them, feed them. You have to want them like your very next breath. And never, ever let anyone or anything take your breath away.

About Ian Black