Coming in September from Down & Out Books: THE SPYING MOON by Sandra Ruttan
About THE SPYING MOON …
The unexplained disappearance of her mother left her an orphan so Kendall Moreau became a police officer and pursued a posting in the town where her mother went missing. She is on her way to her first posting when she gets reassigned to a task force in Maple River, hundreds of miles from where her mother vanished.
Moreau doesn't want to be in Maple River. Most of her team doesn't want her there, either. She's partnered with Nate Duncan, whose role on the task force raises suspicions amongst the team because of his family's criminal connections, adding to Moreau's sense of isolation.
They are assigned to investigate the death of Sammy Petersen but Duncan's personal connection to the family and suspects threatens to compromise the investigation.
When a routine break-and-enter call produces a second body, Moreau suspects a connection to Sammy's death. After someone breaks into her cabin and assaults her, Moreau is forced to decide who to trust. Although she's still waiting to solve her own family mystery, Moreau is determined to give Sammy Petersen's family the answers she never received. Can she solve the case before another teenager dies and another family is destroyed?
Advance praise for THE SPYING MOON …
"With a keen eye for Canadian detail, Ruttan crafts a grim thriller with a unique social conscience. We need more stories like this one. Kendall Moreau is a Mountie you won't soon forget." —Sarah L Johnson, bestselling author of Infractus and Suicide Stitch: Eleven Stories
Meet the author …
One of Sandra Ruttan's most painful childhood memories is of her mom driving to the town dump, prying her stuffed lamb from her arms and tossing it in the garbage. She was a walking disaster in her formative years. At age eight she was hit by a car while riding her bike home and her head was cut open. Just before her ninth birthday she was running along the beach and landed on broken glass. Her foot was partially severed. The muscle had to be stitched back together, leaving some uncertainty about whether she'd walk again, and the doctor was so fed up with her screaming he told her if she didn't shut up he'd cut her foot off.
After her tenth birthday she fell down a waterfall and almost drowned. Her later adventures have included being in Seville when they found several tons of explosives set to blow up the Semana Santa parade and being in a car crash in the Sahara Desert. There is absolutely no explanation for how she's managed to stay alive as long as she has.
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