My first book, Screams In The
Dark, kicks off the Woodmont Mystery Series with Cassie Grandville, who is an up and coming photographer struggling to
make a name for herself and trying to leave her haunted past behind her. Only Cassie discovers it's easier
said than done.
As the twentieth anniversary marking
the disappearance and alleged murder of her older sister nears, Cassie continues to have a reoccurring nightmare. In it, she
relives that night of terror when at eight years old she tried to find her sister in the dark woods and almost became
a victim herself.
Only a stroke of luck and her uncle's timely
arrival spared Cassie's life that unfortunate night. Now, twenty years later, someone has returned to finish the job. When
strange things begin to occur in her own home and worse her husband doesn't believe her and insists she is imagining everything,
Cassie calls her cousin, Roy, the current Police Chief of Woodmont.
In turn, Roy Grandville seeks the counsel
of retired Police Chief Sam Watkins who was there the night Lainey vanished and Cassie was almost murdered. Sam remembers
that night vividly. He also has guarded information that has been kept under lock and key since the incident. The two men
have a lot to discuss.
After days and nights of hearing things
being dragged overhead, music wafting through the house, her name whispered in the darkness, and items appearing and disappearing,
Cassie is at the end of her rope. She waits for Roy to ride to her rescue while hubby keeps insisting that she needs professional
Then something happens that forces
Cassie to run. During a horrible thunderstorm, Cassie, securely locked in her special windowless room, tries to sleep. An
incessant pecking noise wakes her. She opens her eyes to find a hideous distorted masked man peering down at her through the
Feeling abandoned and alone, a terrified
Cassie flees to the safety of her hometown.
Meanwhile, Roy is driving as fast as he
can to reach her after receiving enough evidence from Sam to prove the perpetrator is back and planning another murder.
On her own, Cassie returns to the frightening
and gloomy woods to once and for all stop the Screams In The Dark.