Former Chicagoan DEBRA R. BORYS spent eight years volunteering with homeless on the streets of both Chicago and Seattle. She is a freelance writer and the author of several published short stories. Currently she is working on a second novel in the Jo Sullivan series which combines mystery and suspense with the reality of throw away youth striving to survive.
What is Painted Black about?
Painted Black is a suspense novel about a missing street kid named Lexie Green, who at fifteen years old is selling her body to survive. When reporter Jo Sullivan realizes no one seems to care about what might have happened to her, she teams up with Lexie's friend Chris to learn the truth. By investigating Sloan and Whiteside's funeral home, they put themselves in danger of becoming part of a bizarre collection of freeze dried corpses.