An earthquake hits Haiti, creating devastation and chaos, but for a predator, it creates…opportunity.
Death had touched anthropologist Jade Hansen in Haiti once before, costing her an unborn child and perhaps her very sanity. A year later, determined to face her own issues, she returns to Haiti with a mortuary team to recover the bodies of an American family from a mass grave.
Visiting his brother after the quake, independent contractor Dane Carter puts his life on hold to help the sleepy town of Jacmel rebuild. But he finds it hard to like his brother's pregnant wife or her family. He wants to go home, until he meets Jade - and realizes what's missing in his own life.
When the mortuary team begins work, it's as if malevolence has been released from the earth. Instead of laying her ghosts to rest, Jade finds herself confronting death and terror again.
And the man who unexpectedly awakens her heart - is right in the middle of it all.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
At its heart, Touched by Death is a romance novel—but it’s a spectacularly rich, dark and provocative one. In the wake of a natural disaster, American anthropologist Jade Hansen returns to Haiti, whose tragedies have left her traumatised. And though construction-company owner Dane Carter warms up the pages of Dale Mayer’s novel, the author is interested in exploring culture clashes, secrets and the importance of family ties. We were riveted.