The House on Crow Mountain
by Rebecca Lee Smith
The House on Crow Mountain was well written. The characters were developed. I enjoyed the plot.
~My Reading Journeys
This book from the first sentence to the last pulled me into a hard mystery thriller that just happened to follow cozy rules . . . I could not put this book down as the story unfolded and the floating, maybe relevant plotlines merged bringing the story to its climax.
~I Read What You Write!
Vivid characters, a complex plot, and an almost gothic atmosphere make it impossible to know exactly who can be trusted – and who can’t – and I stayed completely invested in the outcome from beginning to end.
~Reading Is My SuperPower
The House on Crow Mountain is a wonderful story set in the mountains of North Carolina . . . The characters were wonderfully drawn and there were so many suspects I couldn’t decide who to trust and who to fear.
~The Book’s the Thing
About The House on Crow Mountain
The House on Crow Mountain
Publisher : Wild Rose Press (July 14, 2021)
Paperback : 310 pages
ISBN-10 : 1509235914
ISBN-13 : 978-1509235919
Digital ASIN : B095Z6DG45
When her aunt suffers a stroke, New York portrait artist Emory Austen returns home to the North Carolina mountains to mend fences and deal with the guilt over her husband’s senseless death. But that won’t be as easy as she hoped.
Someone in the quirky little town doesn’t like Emory. Is it the sexy architect who needs the Austen land to redeem himself? The untrustworthy matriarch? The grudge-bearing local bad boy? Or the teenage bombshell who has raised snooping to an art form? Even the local evangelist has something to hide. Who wrote the cryptic note warning her to “Give it back or you’ll be dead? And what is ‘it’? As the clues pile up and secrets are exposed, Emory must discover what her family has that someone would kill for.
About Rebecca Lee Smith
Rebecca lives with her husband and a dog named Wilbur in the beautiful misty mountains of East Tennessee, where the people are charming, soulful, and just a little bit crazy. She’s been everything from a tax collector to a stay-at-home-mom to an award-winning professional actress and director. When she’s not churning out small-town cozy-ish mysteries, she loves to travel the world, go to the Outer Banks for her ocean fix, watch old movies, and make her day complete by answering the Final Jeopardy! question. Her Southern roots and the affectionate appreciation she has for the rural towns she lives near inspire the settings and characters she writes about.
Website – https://rebeccaleesmith.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.l.smith.18
Twitter – https://twitter.com/rbeccaleesmith
Could it be something of Kent’s they were after? Something he’d kept hidden? He was good at keeping secrets. In fact, he’d been a master at it. After his death, I’d packed the few possessions he hadn’t moved out of the apartment and sent them to his parents. I’d kept nothing except the gold wedding band he’d thrown at me from across the room and his cell phone.
Hard to even think those words, much less say them out loud. It was all still so surreal.
Maybe everything that had happened in Bitter Ridge was karma. Maybe the Universe was finally giving me exactly what I deserved. Kent’s death had been my fault. And no matter how much he had deceived me, or betrayed me, or reduced my sad little trusting heart to shrapnel, I could never forgive myself.
I laid my head on my knees and closed my eyes. I rocked my body back and forth, like a child trying to soothe itself when sleep will not come. Then at last, in the cool dark shadows of the night, I began to cry.
Oh, God, I am so sorry.
I hadn’t loved Kent for a long time. At the end of our marriage, I hadn’t even liked him. But I had never wished him dead.
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