Tis the season for bonfires and all things pumpkin spice, but the chilling anniversary of a scandalous murder looms over Sanctuary Bay, marring enjoyment of the season and casting a long shadow.
This year, decorator Holly Daye is determined to breathe new life into the autumn season with a Fall festival. However, when the convicted murderer is unexpectedly released, fear grips the town, and suspicion taints the air.
As tensions rise, the festival takes a macabre turn when a young woman is found dead on the grounds. With their minds made up about the guilty party, the police swiftly make an arrest.
But Holly can't shake the nagging feeling that something is amiss. Trusting her instincts, she delves into a world of secrets and deception, unravelling the tangled web of lies concealed behind smiling faces.
As the town teeters on the edge of chaos, Holly races against time to expose the true killer. Yet, the path to the truth is as twisted as the festival's corn maze and raking up the past risks disturbing a closet full of skeletons that could alter her beloved town forever.
Will Holly uncover the truth and save her community before it's too late?
If you've stumbled upon this page you've probably figured out that I'm a writer. But, I'm also a mom, a grandma, a housewife, and a former grocery worker; all titles I proudly hold!
I wrote my first book, Ring of Lies in 2011, got the idea for Broken Chords and wrote a few chapters and then promptly let life get in the way. I did volunteer work while I homeschooled my daughter and, when she decided to attend high school, I decided to find work outside the home.
I was managing a department in a grocery store, (which I loved doing) and I'd find myself writing stories while I put away stock; there is something about muscle memory work that lets the subconscious play.I started carrying a sharpie in my pocket along with my box cutter and, when I'd get an idea, a snippet of conversation between characters, or a creative way to axe someone I'd scribble it on a piece of cardboard!
As much as I loved my job, I realized I had some pretty good ideas on those scraps of empty boxes and that is when I quit and started writing full time. All of my books take place in and around the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia because that is where I call home and I am in awe of this region's natural beauty and its history.
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