Couper, Washington, nestled on the banks of the Columbia River, is a lovely place to visit, but living there can be killer.
When Matty Cruz's career ends prematurely due to hard economic times, she pulls up stakes and relocates to the tree-filled Pacific Northwest. She's hoping the natural beauty there will lift her spirits. But soon she discovers that her impulsive move lands her in a city with one of the highest violent-crime rates in the region.
Astray in Couper introduces you to this cozy mystery series with a criminal edge, but the story is told with a dash of humor and fun. If you like a smart, brave heroine who must quickly reinvent herself—or else, quirky, colorful characters, a cute dog, and dark villains, you'll love R. Marquez's slightly skewed version of the Pacific Northwest.
Buy Astray in Couper today, and get a quick taste of how Matty learns to survive a city that too many psychopaths love to call home.