Sitting in Gordy's Crab Shack in Seaport, Ellen is shocked when she overhears two men making disturbing accusations about her friend Sue Ann's husband. Could it be true? Researching old newspaper articles, she discovers more frightening allegations. Now, if she "spills the beans," does that make her a do-gooder detective---or a gullible gossip? 400 pages, softcover from Multnomah.
Ellen Jones, first introduced in the Baxter series, enjoys a leisurely lunch at a Seaport restaurant where she overhears a private conversation at the table next to herand disturbing accusations involving the husband of a woman she has recently befriended. When Ellen goes to the husbands employer and cannot get answers, she digs through old newspaper articles and stumbles onto information too frightening to keep to herself. Will Ellen become enmeshed in speculation and gossipor will she take the lead and become a catalyst for truth and healing?
Ellen Jones is enjoying a leisurely lunch at Gordys Crab Shack when she overhears a private conversation at the next tableand disturbing accusations about the husband of a woman shes befriended.
Reluctant to go to her friend with hearsay, yet compelled to search for answers, Ellen stumbles onto information that gives her cold chillsfacts too frightening to keep to herself.
Is a child in jeopardy? Thats the question that drives Ellen to delve deeper into a strangers past. How can she turn a blind eye when she has information that might prevent a heartbreaking tragedy?
Join Ellen Jones, the former newspaper editor from Kathy Hermans acclaimed Baxter Series, for a new series of thrills and intrigueand lessons about life and faith.
Story Behind the Book
"My novels dont come to me ahead of time; each book flows off the tips of my fingers as I sit down and begin to feel the issues deep inside myself. For me, the most intriguing aspect of my writing style is that I dont plan and outline the stories. I turn my fingers loose and get inside the characters and instinctively know where I need to go. After all the suspense is said and done, my hope is that each story will give us pause. That in the deepest part of our souls, well embrace the depth of what it means to be believers and then be moved to share its powerful simplicity with those who struggle without hope. I want to take my readers inside my characters hearts and minds so they will experience just how destructive gossip really is and see that it never accomplishes anything God-honoring, whether or not its true."
Kathy Herman is an award-winning poet and bestselling novelist who is very much at home in the Christian publishing industry, having served on staff at the Christian Booksellers Association for five years. She has drawn on her eleven years of bookstore experience as a childrens products specialist to conduct related seminars in the US and Canada. She has helped develop public school character-building curriculum and has also been a preliminary judge for the ECPA Gold Medallion Awards. Kathy and her husband, Paul, residents of Tyler, Texas, have three grown children and five grandchildren. Kathys hobbies include world travel, deep sea fishing, and ornithology.
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