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Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Gilead Publishing
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Darkwater Inn
A murder investigation uncovers sordid secrets and haunting mistakes
The Darkwater Inn stands tall and proud in the French Quarter, the hub of New Orleans. Bourbon Street is bustling, and General Manager Adelaide Fountaine has her hands full with a hotel at full capacity. She, along with everyone else, is shocked when a body is found: a hotel guest stabbed with a kitchen knife.
Detective Beau Savoie, Adelaides childhood friend, is on the case. As Beau digs into the victims past, he unearths a shocking connection between Adelaide and the murdered guest. Beau is hurt that his friendthe woman hes quietly loved for yearskept the truth from him. And, to make matters worse, the stress of the investigation has sent Adelaide right into the comforting arms of her coworker Dimitri. But Beau cant press Adelaide too hard . . . hes keeping secrets of his own.
Can Adelaide and Beau afford to hide from the truth with a killer on the loose?
Author: Robin Caroll
Located in: USA
Submitted: March 29, 2018
Tell us a little about yourself. My passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others and come alongside them on their faith journeyaspects I try to weave into each of my published novels.
I write Southern stories of mystery and suspense, with a hint of romance to entertain readers. I love reading and scrapbooking and card-making.
When I'm not writing, reading, or crafting, I love spending time with my family: my husband of twenty-eight-plus years, my three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and our four character-filled pets at home. I'm honored to serve the writing community as Executive/Conference Director for ACFW. To find out more about me, visit my website at robincaroll dot com
What was your motivation behind this project? I'm a Louisiana girl, and I love writing about my home state. The culture and mindset of us Louisianans is totally different than anywhere else in the world. I wanted to share a place that means so much to me with everyone else. I hope that readers can sample a taste of the Cajun culture and maybe take a trip down south. :)
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? This book has an underlying theme of forgiveness. As a Christian and person in general, forgiveness is often very hard to extend, and sometimes even harder to accept. I wanted to explore how everyone has secrets in their past that can lead to a myriad of emotions: guilt, anger, shame, and that we usually have to work through some level of forgiveness--giving or accepting--in order to move forward.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? My all time favorite contemporary author is Stephen King. The way he creates characters who have such impact...I stand in awe. Some of my favorite Christian fiction authors are Colleen Coble, Dee Henderson, and Terri Blackstock. I love Edgar Allen Poe and Mary Higgins Clark, but the Trixie Belden series will always be my first book love. I think that's where I began my life long love of mysteries and suspense.