One of my favorite indie authors, Heather Day Gilbert — who is as talented as she is prolific — has just released Book 3 in her Murder in the Mountains series. You can read my reviews of the first two books in the series here and here. This month Heather is back with another mystery featuring Tess Spencer — that beguiling and unexpected mountain-mama sleuth.
What I like about these mysteries are their sassy tone, the quick chapters, and the twisty plotting subtly layered with an inspirational message of hope, faith and redemption.
Got a mystery lover on your list? If she’s one who enjoys clean fiction featuring a savvy, winsome heroine, you’ll want to pick this one up today. Better yet, pick up all three in the series. And here’s something more that’s fun: Half the profits from the first month of this book’s release (both softcover and e-book) will go to a local, long-term Christian women’s drug rehabilitation center, Sparrow’s Nest, in West Virginia. Win-win, right?
Guilt by Association by Heather Day Gilbert
About the book: (from the publisher) Tess Spencer hadn’t planned on returning to her hometown, but when her ex-prisoner mom puts in a special request, Tess overcomes her hesitance to help her turn over a new leaf.
Pearletta Vee’s drug-dealing past is resurrected when the body of an overdosed teen shows up—right next to her trailer. Tess decides to stick around and investigate, yet the evidence is stacked against Pearletta. Tess suspects a setup—but why?
Never one to back down from a challenge, Tess takes on a wayward teen, an abusive grandma, and more than one drug dealer in her quest for the truth. But it’s going to take a miracle to keep her from becoming a casualty in her own personal war on drugs.
Plunging into the shadowy reality of the drug epidemic in West Virginia, Guilt by Association is the third book in the award-winning Murder in the Mountains mystery series.
About the author: Heather Day Gilbert, a Grace Award winner and bestselling author, writes novels that capture life in all its messy, bittersweet, hope-filled glory. Born and raised in the West Virginia mountains, generational story-telling runs in her blood. Heather writes Viking historicals and contemporary mystery/suspense. Publisher’s Weekly gave Heather’s Viking historical Forest Child a starred review, saying it is “an engaging story depicting timeless human struggles with faith, love, loyalty, and leadership.”
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Buy it here. And remember, half the profits from the first month of this book’s release (both softcover and e-book) will go to a local, long-term Christian women’s drug rehabilitation center, Sparrow’s Nest, in West Virginia. How can you beat that?