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Fatal Choices: Razor-Sharp New Novel, Set in Georgia's Crime Underworld, Exposes Nation's Drug Epidemic

Masterfully crafted by Mary Duncan, ‘Fatal Choices’ fuses fact with fiction to warn parents and the wider public about the little-known irreversible effects of choosing a life of drugs. The narrative’s premise was drawn from the author’s own experiences as a parent; and her message is poised to resonate with a global audience.


Cedartown, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/29/2014 -- Most authors see success by pulling their narratives from creative thin air. However, Mary Duncan has carved hallmarks of her own by melding her literary works of art with heaps of truth and inspiration from the real world.

Her latest novel, ‘Fatal Choices’, is no different. In fact, Duncan’s own experiences as a worried and fearful parent brought her frighteningly close to the world of drugs. This is one message and lesson she has to share with the world.


Fatal choices is set in the small town of Felton, Georgia. The characters are young, inexperienced and hopelessly addicted to drugs.

Dick Gerber, until now, has lived his life with little thought of consequence, but everything drastically changes when he carelessly decides to rip-off a well-known drug dealer by the name of Kenneth Melvin.

Fully convinced that he's made a clean get-a-way, Dick continues to live his life without concern for a short moment. It doesn't take him long to realize what a terrible mistake he's made, when his fifteen-year-old stepson is involved in a drive-by shooting outside his home. He knows right away who's responsible; however, he's scared to turn him over to authorities for fear of his family's as well as his own safety.

Fear and desperation sets in for Dick as Kenneth Melvin continues to threaten his life, causing him to come forward with the truth about the shooting. The police agree to put Dick and his family in protective custody until Kenneth Melvin can be apprehended, but a breech in security on the police force reveals the whereabouts for Dick and his family to Kenneth Melvin, resulting in horror.

“Let me be straight here – drugs bring with them a series of very harsh realities that, when someone has decided to pursue, can never be undone. Believe me, I have been there as a parent and almost worried myself to death wondering what the outcome will be,” explains Duncan. “There’s an urgent drug epidemic among our youth that could strike any person at any time. The problem is that many refuse to acknowledge it.”

Continuing, “Dick is the vehicle I am using to make parents aware of this. If parents know the warning signs of addiction, they can help their loved ones avoid the lure and destruction of drugs and the crime it breeds. You cannot solve an issue if you choose not to acknowledge it – and I know my novel has the potential to make millions sit up and listen.”

With the novel’s popularity increasing, interested readers are urged to purchase their copies as soon as possible.

‘Fatal Choices’, published by Tate Publishing, is available now: http://bit.ly/1qEhDWi.

For more information on the author and her works, visit: http://www.maryduncanauthor.net.

About Mary Duncan
Clear some space on your bookshelf and some time in your schedule when you pick up the latest novel from this talented fiction author based in Buchanan, Georgia. Since 2010, Mary Duncan Author has produced stunning, fast-paced novels geared towards young and older adults. What started as the gift of poetry writing more than 30 years ago quickly became a lifelong passion to keep her readers on the edges of their seats with every turn of the page. These novels are fast-paced but easy to keep up with—you will never want them to end.