Child of the Appalachian mountains, Tess Spencer has experienced more than her share of heartache. The Glock-wielding, knife-carrying housewife knows how to survive whatever life throws at her.
But when an anonymous warning note shows up in her best friend Miranda’s mailbox—a note written in a dead woman’s handwriting—Tess quickly discovers that ghosts are alive and well in Buckneck, West Virginia. Hot on a cold trail, she must use limited clues and her keen insight into human nature to unmask the killer…or the next victim might be Tess herself.
Tinged with the supernatural and overshadowed by the mountains’ lush, protective presence, this twisting psychological mystery is the first in A Murder in the Mountains Series.
At the start of this book, I was captured by the characters and the storyline propelled itself from there. The plot was amazing, but honestly I probably would have kept reading just for the great characters Heather created. I loved that Tess Spencer was married. This is very unusual in fiction. Normally the lead character is single, which lends itself to a love story. As a huge fan of romance, I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this approach as much. I’m happy to report that I did! Heather did a great job of keeping the romantic vibe going with her married characters and even gave us some fun dating scenes between her brother-in-law and his girlfriend.
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HEATHER DAY GILBERT has independently published four books. Her debut novel,God’s Daughter, has remained on the Amazon Norse Bestseller list and Amazon Norse Top-Ranked list for over one year. Her contemporary mystery, Miranda Warning, is the successful start to the Murder in the Mountains series. Her Indie Publishing Handbook: Four Key Elements for the Self-Publisher shares focused advice on four key steps in the indie publication process. You can find Heather at her website,heatherdaygilbert.com. She is also active on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.