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A Memory of Murder
A disturbing vision. A drowned woman. Tragic accident, or vicious crime?
Recovering from a nearly-fatal stab wound, former homicide detective Audrey Lake is determined to start a new life. The small and mossy town of Astoria on the Columbia River is a thousand miles and a world away from the crime-ridden streets of Denver, and she needs peace and quiet to sort out the harrowing memories from her career as an undercover cop.
But Audrey begins to have recurring visions of a woman being attacked and forcibly drowned. The hallucinations bear all the familiar, terrifying earmarks of psychosis. And when the river yields up the body of Victoria Harkness, the same woman who appeared in her vision, Audrey is forced to ask: is she finally losing her mind, or is there another explanation?
Acting as a private detective, she digs into Victoria’s life and secrets. But doing so compels Audrey to examine the unresolved pieces of her own past. Can she discover the truth behind the killing, or will the investigation push her beyond the breaking point?
Astoria, Oregon: the oldest town east of the Mississippi. Astoria’s location at the mouth of the Columbia River, fascinating history, and tapestry of architecture make it a natural setting for mystery and mayhem. The mighty Megler Bridge, abandoned fields of broken pilings, ancient houses and winding streets will insinuate themselves into the darkness and noir of Audrey Lake investigations.
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is a writer and architect living on the Oregon coast with her husband. She has been writing since she was a child. An eclectic reader, she dips into almost all the fiction genres and also a fair amount of non-fiction. She loves the outdoors, walking in the woods or on the beach, and bicycling. In the rainy winter she enjoys playing games, including a mean hand of cribbage.
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