About the Book
Tallie Brown's life has never made any sense. Raised in isolation by her mother, Julia, Tallie was dragged suddenly and without explanation from one third-world outpost to another until life normalized seven years ago when Julia took a position on a mountaintop in the Pacific northwest. But when Julia unexpectedly dies, Tallie uncovers clues suggesting that Julia had a secret life.
Journalistic phenom Jackson James is still recovering from the devastating mistake that flatlined his promising career. Now he's paying the price, working as the editor of a syrupy community rag in a posh D.C. suburb. But when the very man who destroyed him drops a tantalizing lead about a potential D.C. scandal, the reporter sees his chance for redemption and sets off to chase the story.
Jackson's investigation leads him to Cutler's Ridge, a dying Virginia coal town, and directly into the path of the mysterious and beautiful Tallie. As these two mistrustful loners follow their leads, their stories begin to intertwine until they reach an alarming conclusion - something terrible happened in Cutler's Ridge. As they doggedly pursue the story, the town's cold reception spirals into threats and danger, proving that there are those who will stop at nothing to keep the past hidden forever - because secrets never die.
About the Author
Laurie (L.C.) Lewis will always be a Marylander at heart—a weather-whining lover of crabs, American history, and the sea. She admits to being craft-challenged, particularly lethal with a glue gun, and a devotee of sappy movies. Her ninth published novel, her first romance novella, "Sweet Water, " was inspired by a visit to Oregon’s magnificent coast, and time spent with Mother Eugenie, upon whom the character Mother Thomasine is based.
Laurie’s women’s fiction novels include The "Dragons of Alsace Farm" (2016), "Awakening Avery" (2010), and "Unspoken" (2004), written as Laurie Lewis.
Using the pen name L.C. Lewis, she wrote the five volumes of her award-winning FREE MEN and DREAMERS historical fiction series, set against the backdrop of the War of 1812: "Dark Sky at Dawn" (2007), "Twilight’s Last Gleaming "(2008), "Dawn’s Early Light" (2009), "Oh, Say Can You See?" (2010), and "In God is Our Trust" (2011).
She is currently completing a political suspense novel planned for a summer 2017 release, and is working on another historical fiction novel for 2018 release. She loves to hear from readers
Author Laurie L.C. Lewis will have readers on the edge of their seats from page one of this intense, thrilling, and page-turning novel. Readers will be on edge throughout the entire story as they wait to see what will happen next. There are plenty of twists and turns that readers won’t expect, which will also draw them in making them not want to put this exciting story down. The build up to the end of the story is quite intense. Although the story is interesting and engaging, the end of the story it seems to come to a bit of an abrupt end where everything all of a sudden comes together quickly. Readers will be sure to enjoy this fast paced mystery-suspense story!
Genre: mystery, suspense
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Publication date: July 1, 2019
Number of pages: 328
A review copy of the book was provided by Covenant Communications. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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