Small town suspense
Big city crime
Sheriff Promise Flynn is a scarred former Chicago detective who resettled in Auburn Notch after two criminals left her for dead. The events now unfolding in this quiet town have her very frightened but she is smart and knows how to work the facts.
A coarse, staged murder has her and Deputy Hank Harris unravelling statements that don’t add up and circumstances that seem unlikely. Harris wanted Sherriff Flynn’s job, will he be friend or foe as a grim reality of multiple deaths settle over the town? A reckless journalist, anti-social photographer and creepy PI are characters we keep our eye on for each has their own agenda.
R. Michael Phillips has an incredible hand at descriptive detail: clothing, rooms, scenery. It leaves a flavour for you to sample and settings you can envision stepping into. Considering the murders that are behind this story that can sometimes be an uncomfortable place.
~ June Lorraine