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Meet Detective Aaron Wyler...

"Doria's engaging, moody thriller is surprisingly captivating! A thoughtful, well-written, enjoyable yarn that combines detective fiction with the supernatural!"

-Kirkus Reviews



Joe Doria is the author of the Aaron Wyler series of detective novels, including Lights & Shadows and Last Responder. He is an award-winning filmmaker and the author of several short stories and feature-length screenplays.

He studied theater at Oberlin College and Film Production at New York University, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He and his wife Valdete live in South Jordan, Utah. They have been married for 25 years and are the parents of four wonderful children.





“This is the book I’ve been looking for! Doria writes deep characters that face down an evil bigger than this world. A real page-turner. I loved every moment of reading it and related to the characters. Doria hits all the genre high notes while exploring a side of detective fiction that breathes humanity and reality into its supernatural roots. Don’t miss this one!”

Richard C. Franklin, author of Defector

“A great read! I literally could not put the book down. It kept me wanting to read more at the end of each chapter!”

M. Goldfarb

“I could not turn the pages fast enough! I was led down a path and was so eager to discover where it led me. I love getting lost in a good book. I hope there's a sequel!”

Don Markham

“Educates and entertains and weaves many different story threads together to an unexpected conclusion. A definite page-turner, it will linger in your thoughts until you race to the end! Great for audiences looking for something good, clean, and entertaining. A great read!”

L. Whipple

“My nightstand has a stack of books that I start but never finish. Not so with Lights and Shadows! You feel compelled to keep reading. I was so eager to pick up where I left off. Highly recommend this to anyone!”

Justin Hansen

“I don't often read mystery thrillers but I'm damn glad I made an exception for Lights and Shadows. An absolutely smashing read! Kept me turning pages as fast as I could! I guarantee no one will see the ending coming before it does. And when it does--it's a doozy!”

Rick Sherman, author of Night Bus and Make Over

“Joe Doria just made my list of favorite new authors! I found myself very emotionally involved as I got deeper and deeper into the characters and the twists and turns of the plot. I can’t wait to see what happens to Aaron Wyler!”

Danny Brock

“Author Joe Doria weaves a tail of suspense and mystery a thousand years in the making. You’ll not go wrong following ex-New York City cop Aaron Wyler as he sorts through theft, power, suicide, and greed to solve not only the unsolvable crime at hand but also the challenges of raising a son on his own and healing his own heart.”

D.B. Hogan


“I could not put it down! I finished the book in one weekend because I couldn’t wait to see how the next layer of the story would unfold. This is a great read if you want a message of persistence, hope and connecting to what matters most."



"Rarely has a book captured my attention and held it from the first to the last page. I literally read this book from start to finish without stopping! Joe Doria is a master storyteller supplying suspense, vivid sights, sounds, and heart stopping details! As a retired law enforcement officer, I enjoyed the realistic writing. I can’t wait to find and read more Aaron Wyler books!”

Michael Baker

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