Gossip, Scandal, & Murder
by Elizabeth Jean Allen
Trade Paper: 6" x 9", 232 pp.
ISBN: 1-59663-586-X, 978-1-59663-586-9 $14.95
Special Introductory Price $12.95
A Ten-Year-Old Mystery … Was It Murder?
Lynette O’Reilly loved a scandal, especially if she was in the middle of it. She collected and discarded husbands and lovers with a speed that rivaled the lead car at the Indy 500. When she took off, the men bemoaned the loss, women lifted a prayer of thanksgiving, and the gossips donned black and went into mourning.
When Lynette’s purse and her shoes are unearthed up at the new construction site, Annie Natali knew her mother was dead, murdered ten years ago. As the body never surfaced, the Sheriff refused to investigate. In an effort to get to the truth, Annie starts digging.
Annie’s foray into her mother’s past stirs up a hornet’s nest in the present. Stumbling over truths and tripping over lies, Annie faces some hard truths about herself, her mother, and her life. Nothing is as it seems, not even Lynette O’Reilly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Elizabeth Jean Allen grew up in rural Minnesota, but has spent most of her adult life on the shores of South Carolina. She currently resides in Charleston, SC with her husband Chris and their two sons, Charles and Gregory. She spends the bulk of the year teaching physical science at one of the largest high schools in South Carolina. Her free time is spent following one of two passions, reading and writing.