#ReleaseBlitz “Lies Behind the Woods” by Bradley Cornish

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Psychological Thriller, Psychological Fiction

Release Date: September 14, 2020

Publisher: Prodigious Publishing

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Steve Breiten is a college professor who has a long line of failed relationships behind him. All he wants is a long vacation in the mountains, free of drama and responsibilities, where he can relax, read, and maybe even start writing his book. He didn’t expect a mysterious woman to walk into his office – not that woman, the one who had been kidnapped all those years ago and rescued after a tip he’d left at the police station.

Now, his plans for the summer have taken a dramatic shift. Tara Murphy is determined to show her gratitude for his actions that fateful day, and she won’t take no for an answer. As the heat builds between them, Steve finds himself at a moral crossroads. He doesn’t want to take advantage of this young, damaged woman. But he finds his resistance to her sexual advances fading fast.

It’s only a matter of time before she leads him to the secret that lies behind the woods…

Bradley Cornish is an up and coming romance and suspense author who is on a mission to offer people affordable books that inspire them and give them unique worlds to escape to. As a young teen, he delved into the world of writing soon after finding out he had a brain tumor, which kept him from speaking for months on end. Writing became the go-to way for him to truly express his innermost musings. What started as crafting poems and lyrics, turned into ghostwriting, freelance writing and authoring books of his own. He went from writing dreams to writing reality. His work has been featured in Gecklon Press and many other news outlets. His forthcoming book is entitled Lies Behind The Woods.

Don’t miss this thrilling, fast-paced tale of love, lust, and betrayal.

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#Featured “Sara’s Game: A Psychological Thriller (The Sara Winthrop Series Book 1)” by Ernie Lindsey


Single mother, successful executive, target for revenge…

Two years ago, Sara’s husband left for the gym one morning…and never came back.

His car was found. He wasn’t.

Unbelievably, the police report said, “No foul play suspected.” There were a few unreliable sightings over the following months, but little else.

Now, on the last day before summer break, her three children have gone missing from their schools, all at the same time.

And the note under her windshield wiper asks one cryptic question: Are you ready to play the game?
Reader Note – Sara’s Game: A Psychological Thriller Book is a USA Today best seller, was previously #2 on the Kindle best sellers list on all of Amazon, and has been downloaded over half a million times worldwide. Grab a copy today and begin your nail-biting adventures with Sara. (This title and the other psychological thriller books in the series are also available in Kindle Unlimited.)

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#GuestPost “Mindworm” by David Pollard

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Thank you for the opportunity to provide a guest post for your blog.David Pollard

I thought I’d take a look at self-publishing and answer the question, “why did you choose to independently publish your books, including your new release Mindworm?”

Self-publishing actually pre-dates the mass market book publishing industry by some centuries. Even Henry VIII self-published a volume that earned him the title ‘Defender of the Faith’ from the Pope – but then I suppose Henry had no problem getting readers!

Back before technology changed the game most authors who didn’t have ready access to a printing press and a book-binder would wind up paying for those services to get their work produced in a saleable form. Inevitably this fostered the ‘Vanity Press’ where – for large sums of money – the gullible could be told how wonderful their book was and wind up with a thousand hard back copies of unsaleable and unreadable books in their back bedrooms. The ‘Vanity Presses’ are still there – buyer beware – but technology is placing more power in the hands of the author should they choose to use it.

I chose the independent publishing route primarily because I’m only too aware that time is passing. What would be the best investment of my time? Trying to persuade a publishing house that I’d make money for them or trying to find readers who would find my stories entertaining.

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This, I think, points out the essential difference between me as a writer and the commercial publishing industry. I want to be read, to entertain and give readers something to think about and talk about. The industry wants to make a profit with as little risk as possible. Then I suppose I’m lucky that I make my living elsewhere.

Secondly, I wanted to keep control. Certainly control of what I write – although I’m not above listening to my team of trusted beta-readers – I don’t want to be in a position of making fundamental changes to my work to meet a publisher’s vision – with always the threat that failure to comply means the deal is off. It is not just creative control, however. I want to control my time and what I do with it – meeting deadlines and producing a prescribed follow up book is not for me. All of which does not make me a good fit for the commercial publisher anyway.

Self-publishing now, though, also comes with a requirement to learn how to use the technology that’s available. Fortunately, I’m a bit of a nerd like that and I found the process challenging in a good way. When the writing’s done I really enjoy the process of making a book and seeing a saleable item appear at the end of the process. It’s probably a fit because I love books as objects as well as sources of entertainment and enlightenment.

The real shock for a self-publisher comes at the end of the process. The marketing! I’m a typical Brit – keep a stiff upper lip and don’t brag about yourself. It’s taken a while to come to terms with the fact that no-one is going to bang my drum for me – it’s all down to me. And getting a book to market is a pretty special achievement. Now – I’m trying to understand the marketing process and it’s starting to be enjoyable – especially being in contact with my readers – every one of which I cherish.

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The placid life of a college librarian is plunged into a desperate fight for survival when he witnesses the death of his only friend. Suddenly he is forced to confront disturbing changes in his nature and appetites and their consequences. Suspected of murder and pursued by an implacable police detective he runs – but is he running from the law or from himself?

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Author BioPollard

After more than forty years of paid employment David Pollard retired to glorious Hereford and immersed himself in the theatrical activities of the county. He is currently Chair of Hereford County Drama Festival.

David sees himself as a teller of tales – he is a playwright, author of short stories and novels. He has a preference for dark and dystopian material. He is also an actor and theatrical director. Among the many authors admired by David is Robert Louis Stevenson – for his website David adopted the appellation Tuistala – Samoan for ‘Teller of Tales’ which the Samoan people called RLS.

Several of David’s plays have been published by Lazybee Scripts – one of which ‘Aspects of a Betrayal’ was shortlisted for the Kenneth Branagh prize at the Windsor Fringe Festival.

David has two works published on KDP/Amazon:

His Cat and Other Strange Tales – a collection of macabre short stories

The Alienation of Ludovic Weiss – a psychological thriller

A third book, Mindworm, is scheduled for publication in September 2020

When not writing, directing or acting David runs a podcast platform for the streaming of radio plays and short story readings – Hand to Mouth Sound Theatre.

For relaxation David reads voraciously with a liking for history and thriller fiction. He also enjoys country walks of the strolling variety.

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#FREE “Girl in Trouble (An Alex Mercer Thriller Book 1)” by Stacy Claflin

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He gave up his daughter years ago, but now he’ll risk his life to save hers.

Alex Mercer is no stranger to kidnappings. The emotional scars still run deep from his sister’s disappearance years earlier. His daughter Ariana remains safe long after her adoption, and he cherishes the few times a year he gets to see her. The joy is palpable when he takes her on their first one-on-one outing. At least until he pauses to answer a text and Ariana disappears…

Wracked with guilt and determined to find answers, Alex teams up with an unlikely ally at the police department. As the clues reveal a pattern of missing girls, the kidnapping case becomes a race against time to save Ariana. What cost is Alex willing to pay to keep his daughter alive?

Girl in Trouble is the first book in a series of thrilling stand-alone novels spun off from the USA Today bestselling Gone Trilogy. If you like heart-pounding suspense, page-turning action, and characters you’ll never forget, then you’ll love Stacy Claflin’s engrossing new series.

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#WeekBlitz “Telephone Road” by Ann Swann

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Thriller/Suspense, Psychological Thriller

Date Published: August 4, 2020
Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing
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Stalked, assaulted, and left for dead, Marlena thinks her life is over. Then she meets Destiny and they decide to take matters into their own hands. For these two, justice has a new meaning. It’s called revenge.

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That first date with Preston checked all the boxes. We strolled and laughed and acted silly. I did see him take a few sips from a silver flask as we went from bar to bar up one side of Sixth and down the other. But he didn’t seem too inebriated and he didn’t try to force me to drink, either.
Halfway through the night, we morphed into a large group. He wasn’t kidding about some of his friends joining us. We seemed to pick up one or two more at each place we stopped. They were all high or drunk. I didn’t see anyone sober other than us—well, me. Preston may have been sober, but each bar was so loud and jam-packed, conversation became more and more impossible. All I had to go on was how well he could walk.
Some of our group couldn’t even do that.
Lines of people snaked away down the packed sidewalks and away from the entrances to every place that featured music. The whole street throbbed with sound and the entire downtown area felt wrapped in laughter and drenched in lights.
Later, he wanted us to go to the lake to go skinny dipping with his friends. But that wasn’t me. Not at all. “Please take me home,” I said. But he refused.
Come on,” he said. “It’ll be fun.”
When I refused, he turned on the road leading there anyway.
I insisted he let me out.
He slowed and stopped, calling my bluff.
I took a deep breath, stepped out, and started walking back the way we had come. Though my outside appearance was calm, my insides were like waves white-capping near the shore. It was a long way back to the main road. I hoped and prayed someone I knew would come along and give me a ride. It wouldn’t be Joanna, though. She and Antonio were doing the Zombie Walk again. This time there would be a prize for the best look. How I wished I’d gone with them.
When Preston realized I wasn’t bluffing, he turned the car around and drove alongside me as I strode down the shoulder of the road, arms crossed over my chest.
I could hear him attempting to apologize, but this time his words fell into the gap between us like pebbles dropped into a dry well. “I was only joking,” he said. “You know I would never make you do anything you didn’t want.”

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About the Author

Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to pay the bills she has waited tables, delivered newspapers, cleaned other people’s houses, taught school, and had a stint as a secretary in a rock-n-roll radio station. She also worked as a 911 operator and a police dispatcher.

Her fiction began to win awards during her college days. Since then she’s published several short stories, novels, and novellas. She’s always reading and always writing, but even if she never sold another story, Ann would not stop writing. For her it’s a necessity, like breathing. Most of the time, it even keeps her sane.
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#CoverReveal “Mindworm” by David Pollard

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The placid life of a college librarian is plunged into a desperate fight for survival when he witnesses the death of his only friend. Suddenly he is forced to confront disturbing changes in his nature and appetites and their consequences. Suspected of murder and pursued by an implacable police detective he runs – but is he running from the law or from himself?

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Author Bio David Pollard

After more than forty years of paid employment David Pollard retired to glorious Hereford and immersed himself in the theatrical activities of the county. He is currently Chair of Hereford County Drama Festival.

David sees himself as a teller of tales – he is a playwright, author of short stories and novels. He has a preference for dark and dystopian material. He is also an actor and theatrical director. Among the many authors admired by David is Robert Louis Stevenson – for his website David adopted the appellation Tuistala – Samoan for Teller of Tales which the Samoan people called RLS.

Several of David’s plays have been published by Lazybee Scripts – one of which, Aspects of a Betrayal, was shortlisted for the Kenneth Branagh prize at the Windsor Fringe Festival.

David has two works published on KDP/Amazon:

His Cat and Other Strange Tales – a collection of macabre short stories

The Alienation of Ludovic Weiss – a psychological thriller

A third book, Mindworm, is scheduled for publication in September 2020

When not writing, directing, or acting David runs a podcast platform for the streaming of radio plays and short story readings – Hand to Mouth Sound Theatre.

For relaxation David reads voraciously with a liking for history and thriller fiction. He also enjoys country walks of the strolling variety.

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#BookReview “Carnal Knowledge” by Rachael Tamayo

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When twenty-six-year-old Wren Addison wakes up bruised and bloodied with no memory of the night before, she believes she’s been sexually assaulted. Blaming herself for letting her guard down, she doesn’t report the assault and tries to move on.

Until it happens again. A fresh wound and a needle mark make Wren realize she’s being targeted, but with no memory of what happened, she still doesn’t contact law enforcement. However, when Wren has a serious car accident and doctors find bruises on her not related to the accident, Wren is forced to not only tell her story to the police but also deal with Ricky, the cheating husband she walked out on six months ago.

Between Ricky, a former cop, and the detectives, Wren learns a serial killer has her in his sights, and the bloody cat-and-mouse game he plays before the kill means Wren only has weeks to live.

As the investigation begins, Wren takes stock of her unimpressive life. Losing her mom at a young age, grandparents who weren’t bad people raised her but she felt more like a piece of the furniture instead of family. Meeting the charismatic Ricky in her teens, they married as soon as she turned twenty-one. Now five years later, she’s a glorified secretary nearing divorce, on probation for driving drunk, and the next name on a killer’s list.

Wren’s mental state is frazzled, and who’s wouldn’t be? But she makes too many questionable… and just plain poor decisions.

And she’s allowed to.

Meaning, for someone who’s the focus of a serial killer investigation, I never believed Wren felt the gravity of the situation, or simply ignored it. Even when I can’t connect with a character, I can understand them. I can’t say that about Wren Addison. She lamented her impending death SEVERAL times (and used it as a weak excuse too many times), but her actions—to me—were more in line with someone facing a tax audit.

But even Wren can’t derail the suspense as the killer escalates his game by taunting her with texts and photos of his time with her. No matter where she goes or who she’s with, he finds her, leaving evidence of his bloodlust but no clues to his identity. When the killer strikes close to home, Wren is not only left terrified but wracked with guilt.

They finally make a connection into what was believed to be random murders, and it shocks Wren to learn she shares that connection. However, before she can make any decisions, she comes face to face with a serial killer and someone will die.

An amazing plot twist had me on the edge of my seat, and I was not ready for that ending! Wow! Did not see that coming! Who? What? NICE!

This book two in the series can be read as a standalone and I do recommend it.

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Synopsis:

What do you do when you know you’re on a serial killer’s hit list? Six women are dead, and Wren Addison is the next victim on the SMS Killer’s list—or so she’s been told after waking in a pool of blood with no memory of the events that have transpired. Newly separated and struggling to start her life over after her husband’s infidelity, Wren tries to remember what happened to her, but nothing is adding up as more horrors unfold around her. With her life on a timer and the murderer taunting her, she realizes there is nothing typical about this serial killer. Wren is pushed to the edge as she dances between knowing she’s likely to die and fighting to be the first to survive. As the truth starts to emerge, she rises to the challenge and decides not to go down without a fight.  

Someone is going to die, and she’s determined it won’t be her.

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Genre: Psychological Thriller

Published by: Tangled Tree Publishing

Publication Date: July 11th 2020

Number of Pages: 301

ISBN: 9781922359124

Series: A Deadly Sins Novel, #2 || Stands Alone

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#BookTour “Carnal Knowledge” by Rachael Tamayo

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Carnal Knowledge by Rachael Tamayo

What do you do when you know you’re on a serial killer’s hit list? Six women are dead, and Wren Addison is the next victim on the SMS Killer’s list—or so she’s been told after waking in a pool of blood with no memory of the events that have transpired. Newly separated and struggling to start her life over after her husband’s infidelity, Wren tries to remember what happened to her, but nothing is adding up as more horrors unfold around her. With her life on a timer and the murderer taunting her, she realizes there is nothing typical about this serial killer. Wren is pushed to the edge as she dances between knowing she’s likely to die and fighting to be the first to survive. As the truth starts to emerge, she rises to the challenge and decides not to go down without a fight.  

Someone is going to die, and she’s determined it won’t be her.

Book Details:

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Published by: Tangled Tree Publishing

Publication Date: July 11th 2020

Number of Pages: 301

ISBN: 9781922359124

Series: A Deadly Sins Novel, #2 || Stands Alone

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You really don’t know how you feel about some things until they happen to you. You can guess. You can pretend you’d be strong, that you’d stand on the rooftops and shout your indignation as you shake your fist to the skies, but those are only guesses. Hopes. What we think we know about ourselves. They say no one ever really knows anyone. I think it’d be a safe bet to say that we don’t really know ourselves either. You think you do. The “Oh, I’d never do that! Look at how she’s acting. If I were in her shoes….” but you don’t. No one does. I said the same things to myself when I walked out on my husband, Ricky, months ago. Those thoughts went through my head as I closed the door behind me for what I told myself was the last time. I wouldn’t let myself cry as I said goodbye to him, only feeling the first tears fall when I heard the click behind me, the locking of the door to what used to be our home together. When he didn’t chase me and beg me to stay. I wept in that moment, wondering how much pain a person could take. Over the days that followed, it faded into something more akin to numbness as I found an apartment and got a new checking account. As I arranged to find movers to get my things while he was at work, all while thanking God that we had no children. Now I find myself in that place once more, though for an altogether different reason. Something has happened to me, something that leaves my body sore and my head feeling as if I have a hangover. These are the moments that tell you who you really are, leaving you exposed to your own darkness. I found that out about myself. No one ever imagines themselves in this position. You’re not prepared. No amount of self-defense can prepare you for the shock that is the next morning, waking up in a bloody mess, knowing you’ve been sexually assaulted. I can’t even say it out loud. I won’t. I refuse to do it. It makes it real, and I don’t want it to be real. I want it to be some horrible nightmare that I can wake up from. But it’s not. It’s the middle of the night. I’m sitting on the floor of my shower, the water finally not running pink anymore. My face feels puffy from crying as I carefully wash the wounds, the soap burning. I wince and then stand up before the water turns cold. Sitting here won’t accomplish anything. I look down at the mark on my left breast, swollen and purple. The definite outline of teeth, broken skin, tender to touch. It’s not the only place I’m hurting, but it’s the only one I can easily see. The only one I can’t really hide from. It’s a slap in the face, a calling card from someone I can’t remember. A face that won’t ever haunt my dreams. So, what do I do now? It’s about 4:00 a.m. Do I call someone? The police? My friend Lily? My husband? Maybe Alex? Surely she would believe me. I blink away tears, dipping my head back into the hot spray to wash the blood out of my hair. No, I won’t tell anyone. It’s too embarrassing. Too humiliating. This big foreboding thing happened to me. What they warned us all about. My drink was tampered with, and someone hurt me. I broke the rules, and I got this for it. I should have listened, I suppose. I feel sick knowing what someone did to me while I was asleep. Or was I? Maybe I did fight and just can’t remember. I’d fight, surely. I wouldn’t just lie there and take it, right? The thought gives me some minimal sliver of peace, like passing through the eye of the hurricane—you know it’s not real, not the end, but you relish it just the same. By the time I get out of the shower, I realize I haven’t really slept. My alarm will go off at seven for work so I can catch the bus and be on time for the morning meeting. I could get three hours of sleep before that, maybe. I shut off the water, suddenly a bit afraid. Knowing someone was here gives me the creeps. Makes me wish I’d gotten that gun Ricky tried so hard to get me to agree to, the one I refused. I wouldn’t give in, fearing some horrible accident. He kept his locked up, and I never bothered to learn to shoot. He begged to teach me, tried to get me to hold his Glock to “get the feel of it.” Nope. Now I regret it. In the months I’ve lived here, I haven’t been afraid to be on my own until now. Someone got to me. I’m without defense in my own home. *** Excerpt from Carnal Knowledge by Rachael Tamayo. Copyright 2020 by Rachael Tamayo. Reproduced with permission from Tangled Tree Publishing. All rights reserved.

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Rachael Tamayo International Amazon bestselling author Rachael Tamayo is a former 911 emergency operator and police dispatcher. After twelve years in those dark depths, she’s gained a unique insight into mental illness, human behaviour, and the general darkness of humanity that she likes to weave into her books. A formerly exclusive romance author tried her hand at thrillers in her award-winning novel, “Crazy Love,” and loved it so much that she decided not to turn back. Born and raised in Texas, Rachael lives in the Houston area with her husband of almost fifteen years, and their two young children.

Catch Up With Rachael Tamayo: RachaelTamayoWrites.com, Goodreads, BookBub, Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook!

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#Featured “No Conscience” by Phil M. Williams

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Would you recognize a sociopath in your own family?

Wes Shaw’s different than his siblings—darker, awkward, the perpetual ne’er-do-well. Mary Shaw’s the doting mother, showering her children with gifts from the heart and the pocketbook.

The Shaws have survived divorce and death, but something, or someone, sinister is in their midst. The truth threatens to tear them apart. The lies threaten to tear them apart. Ultimately, they must make a choice with irreversible consequences. Believe the easy lie or the hard truth.

Buy now to discover the Shaw’s sinister secret in this tense and twisty psychological thriller.
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What readers are saying
“Best book I’ve read in a really long time. His writing is perfect, the right combination of storytelling, suspense, and succinct-ness. Going to read all his other books now!” – Audra O. ★★★★★

“The author captures the subtle manipulations of a Sociopathic person amazingly well. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop until I hit the last page. My only complaint is that it left me wanting more, which is always a good thing.” – SWS ★★★★★

“I gave this book 5 stars plus 20 more for a total of 25 stars that’s just how excellent it was. This author knows how to write a book that will keep you glued to the pages until you reach the last page. This is a definite must read as well as any other book written by this great author.” – Kindle Reader ★★★★★

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#Featured “The Silent Surrogate: A Psychological Suspense Thriller” by N.L. Hinkens

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– A psychological thriller novella guaranteed to keep you gripped until the finish line! –

What if the perfect revenge was built on a lie?

After years of searching, Nora has finally tracked down the woman who destroyed her life. She rents the house next door under an assumed identity, but before she can put her plan for retribution into motion, the woman’s mysterious young lodger goes missing. As evidence of foul play mounts, a web of lies begins to unravel, and a shocked community is ripped apart. When the trail to the abductor leads to where no one imagined, Nora discovers that everyone is harboring secrets, and no one can be trusted.

With an innocent life at stake, and hopes for revenge fading fast, Nora faces a harrowing decision that will awaken the dark past she desperately wishes could be undone.

But will the truth she uncovers prove more shocking than the lies she has believed?

Will you enjoy The Silent Surrogate? If you read any of my favorite psychological and domestic suspense thriller authors including K.L. Slater, Shalini Boland, Adam Croft, Kathryn Croft, Lisa Gardner, Louise Jensen, or Rachel Caine, the answer is a resounding yes! (This is a novella-length read designed to introduce you to my psychological thrillers!)

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