PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP, an Ember MacKay Mystery

When Ember MacKay learns she has a life-threatening illness, she flees to the old Placid River cabin, but instead of solace, she finds mayhem, murder and a revenge plot that has waited a generation to unfold.

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And now for something completely different from Mollie Hunt…

Well, not completely. Placid River Runs Deep is a full-length murder mystery, as is Cats’ Eyes, but this story revolves around Ember MacKay, thirty-something professional who has recently been diagnosed with hepatitis C, a chronic disease that affects the liver and never ends well.

Ember decides a retreat is in order, so she goes to the cabin in the woods she inherited from her grandmother. It’s a lovely place, right on the bucolic Placid River. There, she will have time and space to process her grim news, and since it happens to be the Independence Day holiday, she’ll have company if she wants it in the form of the River Lane neighbors she’s known since she was a child.

Handsome Grayson Tanner hasn’t seen Ember since they were kids on the river, but they have no trouble starting up where they left off. He knows about hepatitis C and is more than sympathetic to Ember’s plight. When three bizarre murders shred the serenity of
the close-knit community, Ember puts her health concerns aside to collaborate with
Gray on finding out why. What they discover is a scheme so unthinkable they pass it off as pure fancy. By the time Gray realizes Ember is next in line to be killed, it may already be too late.

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Why am I telling you all this? Because I’m currently finishing my final edit of Placid River Runs Deep to enter in a contest for publication. I couldn’t enter Cats’ Eyes, because the contest is only for unpublished work, and Cats’ Eyes is due to come out any minute now. Wish me luck, friends.

And a cat….

two

 

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About Mollie Hunt

I am the crazy cat lady, animal shelter volunteer, Trekkie, and mystery writer. I live in the rainy Pacific Northwest and will watch any TV show or movie filmed here. Even though I am of a goodly age (sixty-something) I go to Star Trek conventions in costume and am not afraid to be by myself. I enjoy my life in the cat lane. Words to live by: Spay and neuter; Live long and prosper; Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
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