New from Down & Out Books: SCAR TISSUE by Jeffery Hess

TAMPA, Fla. - June 20, 2022 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that SCAR TISSUE, a psychological noir by Jeffery Hess, has been published on June 20, 2022 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


A forty-year-old self-cutting workaholic abandons everything she knows for a stripper with a death wish. Both lives change, only one ends.

Scar Tissue is a psychological noir novel that stunningly brings to life a world others dare not dream of. This is a vivid and memorable portrayal of desire as seen through the eyes of two women with dark hearts and very different goals who cross paths at critical moments in their lives. The power of their hopes and despair, their weaknesses and strengths is a testament to the yearning that resides inside all of us.

Advance praise for SCAR TISSUE …

"Scar Tissue is amazing and weird in all the best ways." —Fred Leebron, author of Six Figures, Out West, and Welcome to Christiania

"Scar Tissue has all that we've come to expect from Jeff Hess's crime fiction—sweat-soaked Florida settings, uncompromising authenticity, and wild plots with hairpin turns—but adds yet another layer of ground-in grit." —Steph Post, author of Miraculum, Lightwood, Walk in the Fire, and Holding Smoke

"This gritty novel is layers of darkness, vengeance, and chaos wrapped tightly together into a ball of sinuous fury." —Richard Thomas, author of Disintegration and Breaker (Thriller Award nominee)

"Scar Tissue is a relentless, twisty, tightly drawn novel about two women who can't live together—or apart. Simultaneously terrifying and hopeful, their story will stay with you long after you finish that last page." —Wendy Tyson, author of A Dark Homage and Sowing Malice

Meet the author…

Jeffery Hess is the author of the novels Scar Tissue, Roughhouse, Tushhog, Beachhead, and No Salvation, and the short-story collection Cold War Canoe Club as well as the editor of the award-winning Home of the Brave anthologies. He lives and writes in Florida, where he leads the DD-214 Writers' Workshop for military veterans. More at

In its twelfth year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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