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Publisher Description

This will be a short, in between novella with multiple POV's and NOT a full length novel. If you are signed up for my newsletter (lylapayne.com) you will have the opportunity to read this novella EARLY and for FREE.


Graciela is hoping that, despite the reappearance of her father—who’s supposed to be dead—her life in Heron Creek might be about the calm down.

Her boyfriend’s mother has other ideas, ones that include getting to know her son’s new squeeze. The proposition makes Beau nervous for more than one reason, a couple of which would be news to Gracie.

Amelia’s therapy appears to be going well, so that’s working in Gracie’s favor, but with trouble brewing in Will and Mel’s marriage, the moonshiners getting more involved in Heron Creek affairs instead of less, and Leo’s sister Lindsay returning from her stint in the state pen, settled isn’t the best word to describe life in the small town.

Gracie is starting to think that maybe seeing ghosts is the least complicated thing about her…and she’s probably right.

Includes POVs from Beau, Will, Leo, Amelia, and Clete.

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 14
Author Published
Trisha L Ziegenhorn

Customer Reviews

goofysandra ,

Wonderful, Insightful Novella

I love novella's that continue the story but also give you POV's from other characters. And this one does not disappoint. It is insightful and wonderfully told. I'm impatiently waiting for the next book in the series to release. It is a must read!!!

Billie McHone ,

Quite Novella quite curious

I loved it! This really is a great series. Can't wait for the next book to come out.

Jamieelizabeth77 ,

Even Novella are Awesome in Lowcountry

I really love novellas that add a fantastic transition from one novel to the next. This novella was a fantastic way to prepare us for Not Quite Gone (eep, so excited for it to release - is it time yet?)
Ah, the POVs … they’re stellar, of course. Beau’s POV leads me to believe his mother will be a force to be reckoned with. She has an agenda, and I can’t help but wonder what that means for Gracie and Beau.No Lowcountry book would be complete without Gracie, and this novella doesn’t disappoint. Amelia’s POV is both insightful and troubling, and I can’t help but ache for her as she struggles to keep her head above water. Clete, Will, and Leo also join the POV list, and having a chance to read from their perspectives was a real treat.
I really hope Daria’s character will appear more in Not Quite Gone because I think she can really teach Gracie a great deal, and I loved the role she played in this novella. This entire novella really has me excited for Not Quite Gone! As always, Lyla delivers the Lowcountry characters and story with detail and intrigue. I’m ALWAYS excited to read more about Gracie and her cohorts, and I’ve already one-clicked the next book!

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