A body, a disappearance, just another hot summer in upstate New York.
It's July when antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury reaches her family's small-town farm to consult with the trusted aunt who raised her. She learns that her beloved homestead—the one she expects to inherit—is for sale. While Annalisse reels at the betrayal and her shattered dreams, the Walker Farm ranch manager discovers a corpse in the barn. Officials close the suspected murder scene, and Annalisse seeks refuge with her aunt at Alec Zavos's rural estate in New York's Catskill Mountains.
Then Aunt Kate vanishes.
Annalisse solicits the help of Greek tycoon, Alec Zavos, even though their rocky romance has dissolved into routine separation. What began as hope on Crete nine months ago has eaten away at Annalisse's hope for a future with him.
In Spent Identity, Annalisse and Alec come together for the second time and find themselves in the center of not one mystery, but several. Where is Kate, and why sell her farm now? Is the dead man a coincidence or a clue to the aunt's disappearance? John Doe's identity may hold needed answers to solve the puzzle before Kate's unstable health issues make her rescue impossible. The clock ticks, and a vengeful murderer is in charge…
Bell's busy follow-up to Stolen Obsession finds New York City antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury having doubts about her relationship with the vastly wealthy and incredibly handsome Alec Zavros, who's a veterinarian as well as hands-on owner of a luxury sports car company. In search of relationship advice, Annalisse sets off for her Aunt Kate's farm near Goshen, N.Y., only to find Kate in a stew because her son, to whom she quitclaimed it when she was broke, has decided to sell the farm, which Kate was planning on leaving to Annalisse. Meanwhile, Ethan Fawdray, Kate's hired man, reports an unusually pungent smell coming from the barn. When Annalisse, Kate, and Ethan investigate, they find a man's decomposing body. Shortly thereafter, Kate vanishes. Has she been kidnapped? How is she connected to the dead man? The suspenseful search for Kate leads Annalisse, Alec, and Alec's PI friend, Bill Drake, to past crimes as well as current ones. This mystery is for readers who like their romances spiced up with Glocks and danger. (Self-published)