Identity Crisis


The first novel, Identity Crisis, hit the New York Times bestseller list in early 2011. The book was reissued in 2013 under my own imprint. In 2015, the fourth edition of the book was published by WildBlue Press. In 2018, I reissued the book under my own imprint again.

About the book:
A simple domestic abuse case turns deadly when attorney Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae’s client disappears and her ex-boyfriend, the alleged abuser, is found shot to death. When a friend asks Sam to find the client, Melanie Hayes, the Maryland attorney is drawn into a complex case of murder and identity theft that has her running from the Mob, breaking into a strip club and forming a shaky alliance with an offbeat private investigator to discover the truth, protect her client, and stay alive.

With her career and life on the line, Sam’s search takes her from the blue-collar Baltimore suburbs to the mansions of Gibson Island. Along the way, she learns that false identities can hide dark secrets, and those secrets can destroy lives.

The book is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, Draft2Digital, Smashwords, and Indiebound. It’s also available as an audiobook on Amazon, Amazon UKiTunes, and Audible.

Reviews and endorsements:

“Debbi Mack crafts a taut narrative with crackling dialogue.”
— Aimee Zuccarini, The Maryland Women’s Journal, Oct./Nov. 2009

“Debbi Mack has created a first-rate heroine in Sam McRae. Sam is tough, resilient, sassy and unstoppable. Good thing, too, as Identity Crisis moves at a slam-bam pace.”
— Simon Wood, author of Terminated

“If you enjoy realistic legal thrillers — and dread the thought of ‘identity theft’ striking home — Identity Crisis will be a genuine treat.”
— Jeremiah Healy, author of Rescue, Turnabout and The Only Good Lawyer

Identity Crisis is a well-written and well-plotted mystery which introduces lawyer-sleuth Sam McRae. She’s an exciting new protagonist mystery readers will want to get to know.”
— Louise Titchener, author of Malpractice, Burned in Baltimore and Buried in Baltimore

The book trailer:


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