Publisher Description

Child of the Appalachian mountains, Tess Spencer has experienced more than her share of heartache. The Glock-wielding, knife-carrying housewife knows how to survive whatever life throws at her.

But when an anonymous warning note shows up in her best friend Miranda’s mailbox—a note written in a dead woman’s handwriting—Tess quickly discovers that ghosts are alive and well in Buckneck, West Virginia. Hot on a cold trail, she must use limited clues and her keen insight into human nature to unmask the killer...or the next victim might be Tess herself.

Tinged with the supernatural and overshadowed by the mountains' lush, protective presence, this twisting psychological mystery is the first in A Murder in the Mountains series.

This novel is written from a Christian worldview.

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 14
WoodHaven Press
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

purplepen71 ,

A good read

Over all I really enjoyed this book. All of the characters were interesting and the way the mystery unfolded was smartly done. I love mystery novels and I try to figure out the ending as I go and I was happily surprised by some of the twists and turns the story took. My only wish is that the author did a bit more research when making her main character “a bit of a nerd”. When taking about the show Doctor Who, the main character is actually called “The Doctor” not “Doctor Who” and Tess’ ring tone kept changing between the Tardis noise and the show’s theme song which are two different things, but seemed to be referred to as interchangeable. As a fan of the series it took me out of the narrative every time. I realize that’s pretty minor, but a little research can go a long way.

J Trout ,

Good Find

I enjoyed this new-to-me author and main character. The plot kept me reading and the ending was unpredictable.

Mountain Grammies ,

Miranda warning

Characters are well developed, suspenseful feel good story!

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