New Release Books by Travis Thrasher

Travis Thrasher is the author of Letters from War (2011), Never Let Go (2013), Gravestone (2011), Temptation (2012), 40 (2011) and other 69 books.

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Letters from War

release date: Sep 06, 2011
Letters from War
Against all hope, Beth Thompson continues to write letters to her soldier son James, who becomes missing in action in Afghanistan for over two years.

Never Let Go

release date: Jun 01, 2013
Never Let Go
"Mac and Mary are in high school when they fall in love in the 70s. Knowing the disapproval and shame a teenage pregnancy will bring, they keep it a secret from their church and from most of their family and friends, and make the heartbreaking decision to give up their baby for adoption. Eventually they marry and begin their life together, but before long fun-loving Mac isn't just a guy looking for a good time...he's a meth addict. God has a plan, however, and His timing is perfect. When Mac wakes up to the mess he's made of their young family's life, the couple seeks solace in their church and in recovery, beginning a miraculous journey that neither of them could have imagined. A story about a family's hurts and a father's habits, transformed by God's healing power."--Back cover.

Gravestone

release date: Jun 01, 2011
Gravestone
At first, Chris Buckley was simply warned. And watched. But as Chris unravels the haunting riddles of the town of Solitary, he finds that much more than the life of a town is at stake. Whether facing a pastor with a house full of skeletons or a cousin he never knew existed, Chris is forced to choose between light and darkness, life and nightmarish death. Every choice he makes reminds him that the unthinkable has already happened—and if he trusts the wrong person, it may happen again. This second book in the Solitary Tales continues Chris’s journey toward finding out who he is and what his own role is in the darkness suffocating his tiny new hometown. Filled with shocking twists, Gravestone is a tale of a teenager thrown into a battle over a town, a secret—and ultimately his own soul.

Temptation

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Temptation
The third book in the Solitary Tales series for young adults, Temptation follows the soul-wrenching twists of Chris Buckley's journey as he heads deeper into a darkness that threatens all he loves best. As a reluctant student at Harrington High's summer school, Chris meets a fun-loving senior girl who offers a welcome diversion from Chris's past. Soon Chris no longer searches for the truth about the town of Solitary. He no longer tries to pierce its shadows. He no longer questions his role in its mysteries. He makes a new choice: he runs. What he doesn't realize is that he's running the wrong way—and is very close to being beyond any choices at all.

40

release date: May 04, 2011
40
Nine months shy of hs 40th birthday, freelance music producer Tyler Harrison has started to experience horrific hallucinations. At first, he thinks it's just the stress of his job, but the hallucinations continue until they culminate at the three-day concert in Chicago, Lollapalloza, which he is covering for work. There he is approached by an older man who tells him that he's going to die on his fortieth birthday. The man claims to be an angel named Matthew, and even though he gives Tyler enough evidence to convince him he's telling the truth, he doesn't know what to do with the information. Tyler's underlying doubt and confusion about Matthew's prediction turn to anger, both at God and those around him. As he begins to exhibit destructive behavior, he befriends Ellis, an internationally known DJ. Tyler is scared that he really is about to die. He's scared for his sanity. He's scared that if he does die, he's not going to Heaven. He also soon becomes scared of Ellis, who is wild and opens up a door of temptation to Tyler. As Tyler begins falling in a downward spiral of fear and confusion, he reaches out to a pastor he met, Will, and tries to right his wrongs with some of the important people in his life in a desperate attempt to find peace before his 40th birthday.

Solitary

release date: Aug 01, 2010
Solitary
His Loneliness Will Soon Turn to Fear…. When Chris Buckley moves to Solitary, North Carolina, he faces the reality of his parents’ divorce, a school full of nameless faces—and Jocelyn Evans. Jocelyn is beautiful and mysterious enough to leave Chris speechless. But the more Jocelyn resists him, the more the two are drawn together. Chris soon learns that Jocelyn has secrets as deep as the town itself. Secrets more terrifying than the bullies he faces in the locker room or his mother’s unexplained nightmares. He slowly begins to understand the horrific answers. The question is whether he can save Jocelyn in time. This first book in the Solitary Tales series will take you from the cold halls of high school to the dark rooms of an abandoned cabin—and remind you what it means to believe in what you cannot see.

Broken

release date: May 25, 2010
Broken
Laila had it all--love, family, wealth, and faith. But when her faith crumbles, her world falls apart and Laila finds herself living an empty, dangerous life as a call girl in Chicago. When she is threatened, Laila shoots and kills a client in self-defense, sending herself into a spiral of guilt and emptiness. Six months later, she is trying to move on, but she's haunted by the past. She hasn't told anyone about the man she killed, and she's still estranged from her family. When she is approached by a stranger who says he knows what she did, Laila has no choice but to run. But the stranger stays close behind, and Laila begins having visions of the man she killed. Little does she know she's being hounded by something not of this world, something that knows her deepest, darkest secret. Scared and wandering, will Laila regain her trust in God to protect her from these demons? Or will her plea for salvation come too late?

Ghostwriter

release date: May 28, 2009
Ghostwriter
For years Dennis Shore has thrilled readers with his spooky bestselling novels. Now a widower, Dennis is finally alone in his house, his daughter attending college out of state. When he's stricken by a paralyzing case of writer's block and a looming deadline, Dennis becomes desperate. Against better judgment, he claims someone else's writing as his own, accepting undeserved accolades for the stolen work. He thinks he's gotten away with it . . . until he's greeted by a young man named Cillian Reed--the true author of the stolen manuscript. What begins as a minor case of harassment quickly spirals out of control. As Cillian's threats escalate, Dennis finds himself on the brink of losing his career, his sanity, and even his life. The horror he's spent years writing about has arrived on his doorstep, and Dennis has nowhere to run.

Isolation

release date: Sep 12, 2008
Isolation
With masterful storytelling, Travis Thrasher draws readers into a novel so gripping it cannot be put down. James Miller is a burned-out missionary whose time on the mission field in Papua New Guinea left him exhausted and disillusioned. His wife, Stephanie, feels like she's losing her mind. After moving to North Carolina, Stephanie begins seeing strange and frightening things: blood dripping down the walls, one of her children suffocating. Premonitions, she's sure, of what's to come. As the visions and haunting images intensify, Stephanie asks her brother to come for a much-needed visit--but he's hiding secrets of his own that will prove more destructive than Stephanie can imagine. Nine-year-old Zachary sees his family's move as an adventure, and as he explores the new house, he discovers every young boy's dream: secret passageways and hidden rooms. But what seems exciting at first quickly becomes altogether frightening. When a snowstorm traps the Millers, the supernatural dangers of their new home will test everything they thought they knew about each other, and about their faith.

Out of the Devil's Mouth

release date: Apr 01, 2008
Out of the Devil's Mouth
Henry Wolfe has a penchant for finding trouble. Or more precisely trouble usually finds him. It is the late 1920's and Wolfe, a traveling reporter/ self-proclaimed adventurer, is hired to go on a mission deep into the dubious jungles of Venezuela. Several months earlier, the son of a wealthy family disappeared during his search for a lost tribe who reportedly had found the key to eternal life. Wolfe is a last-minute replacement on the team to go find and extricate the son, no matter what. No white man has ever gone down this Venezuelan river path and returned alive. Local tribesmen and predators lurk in the leafy shadows as Henry and his team fight for their lives.

Blinded

release date: Aug 01, 2006
Blinded
If the wages of sin is death, Michael Grey is about to get paid. A seemingly innocent phone call begins a chain reaction of suspense that sends a clean-cut businessman hurtling through a fast-paced, breakneck collision with the consequences of desire. Each unexpected twist and shocking turn will leave readers breathless for a resolution, but when it finally arrives you won't see it coming.

Sky Blue

release date: Jul 01, 2006
Sky Blue
After the death of his wife while on vacation in Mexico, Colin Scott's life goes from bad to worse as he loses his job and apparently his mind, in a love story melded into a supernatural thriller. Original.

Admission

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Admission
The author of Gun Lake and The Second Thief is back with a riveting tale of how buried mistakes can resurface at any time. Adventure Company entrepreneur Jake Rivers gets a call from the parents of a woman who has disappeared and who was last seen with Alec, Jake's best friend from college. The girl's parents believe she is hiding out with Alec, but Jake hasn't heard from him in 10 years. Jake's moved on from his college days, but the memories of what he's tried to forget- a friend's suicide, an enemy's mysterious disappearance- keep resurfacing. Someone wants to keep him from discovering what really happened.

Gun Lake

release date: Jun 01, 2004
Gun Lake
Once again, Travis Thrasher takes readers on a thrilling ride, this time through the story of five escaped convicts and the people whose paths they cross. Weaving together twists of fate and fast-paced action, Gun Lake examines the consequences of sin and asks some compelling questions: Where do you turn when there is no hope left? How do you leave past mistakes behind? It's an edgy story with a redemptive message. Kurt Wilson could feel his heart beating. He took in slow breaths, but the blood still raced through his body. Adrenaline pumped and all he could do was sit there, behind the wheel of the Ford Explorer, looking out the open window toward the Harman's sporting goods store and waiting for word. Underneath his legs, next to his boots, rested a brand new .45 handgun that had never been fired. Hopefully after tonight, it would remain that way.

The Promise Remains and the Watermark

release date: Jan 01, 2006
The Promise Remains and the Watermark
In the first novel from a new author, a young couple, long separated, find their way back to each other, along the way learning about God's provision in the face of their own doubts and fears.

The Second Thief

release date: Oct 01, 2006
The Second Thief
A man who survives a plane accident realizes he has a second chance at life, and as he runs from his present mistakes while making amends for past ones, he comes to grips with his own lack of faith.

Three Roads Home

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Three Roads Home
In three stories including "Somebody," "In Care Of," and "Still Life at Sunset," couples find restorative help through their faith in the face of painful challenges. Original.

American Omens

release date: Jan 01, 2019
American Omens
"In this taut thriller that imagines a near-future America following the decline of the Religious Right, where the Christ-followers who have anticipated a rising intolerance for their beliefs for decades find out they're right after all"--

Indivisible

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Indivisible
"Darren and Heather Turner share a passion for serving God, family and country. When Darren is deployed to Iraq as an army chaplain, Heather vows to serve military families back home as she cares for the couple's three young children. Darren knows he's overseas to support the troops in their suffering as their chaplain. What he doesn't know is how he will get through his own dark moments. And as communication from Darren dwindles, Heather wonders what is happening in her husband's heart. Meanwhile, she's growing weary in the day-to-day life of a military base--each child's milestone Darren will never see, each month waiting for orders, each late night knock on the door. When Darren returns, he is no longer the husband Heather once knew. She is no longer the woman Darren wed. And so it's at home that the Turners face their biggest battle: to save their marriage."--

Do You Believe?

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Do You Believe?
"From the creators of the blockbuster film God's Not Dead comes a novel based on their follow-up film Do You Believe?--an inspiring, heart-stirring, and faith-affirming story about how God works in the lives of those who believe. When Pastor Matthew Wesley encounters a homeless man on a city street in the middle of the night, he can't imagine the series of life-changing events that will result from that brief moment. But as the stories and desperate circumstances of several people--including a couple struggling to make ends meet, a soldier trying to rejoin society, a pregnant and homeless teenager, and an elderly couple still grieving the loss of their only child--intertwine and come together during one climactic night, they all must work together to overcome their struggles before all is lost. Evocative and moving, this sweeping narrative challenges you to confront the question: Do you really believe in the power of the cross, and if so, what are you going to do about it?"--
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