Since the start, all my novels have had roots in a true story — from Robert Johnson to “Machine Gun” Kelly, Tampa to Phenix City. My latest — THE FORSAKEN — is no exception with ties to an old bridge and two old murders in Statesville, North Carolina. I was in North Carolina earlier this week visiting the site that inspired the novel. Above you’ll see several photos of the spot where two young girls were abducted back in 1975. One survived to tell the story and in the wake of the horrific crime, another murder occurred. To find out more about what really happened, check out this link to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office cold case file.