..AND THE KILLER HAD NO FACE…
Lara Radburn arrives minutes after a crime is committed. She finds her renter, Crystal Mar, a local artist, dead. She has been bludgeoned by one of her own works in progress…the sculpture of a fierce lion. Her four-year-old daughter, Karma, has disappeared. In a frantic search through the surrounding woods, Lara encounters a stranger who helps her find Crystal’s child. But she soon discovers that Dane Lanford is the man who has taken her late brother’s role as head of the local art retreat, a place shrouded in rumors and mystery, and has ties to Crystal through her artwork. To the traumatized child, the face of the killer has merged with that of the stone lion, so she can identify no one. Lara suspects charming Dane Lanford may be Karma’s father…and a cold-blooded killer.
Targeted Age Group:: General readership
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Our family spent many summer vacations in the Ozarks. We particularly enjoyed Hot Springs where we attended art auctions and went to the mineral baths. We were intrigued with the history of the town and of the many artists who made Hot Springs their home. We thought this charming place would make a good setting for a suspense book.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The heroine in our book comes back to take care of real estate property that is left to her. Since our parents were in real estate, we felt we could write about this character and situation. The other characters sprang from the setting and situation. The victim is an artist whose little daughter saw her mother being killed while she was sculpting the statue of a lion. We were intrigued with the idea of an innocent child who is confronted with a terrible trauma that goes beyond the realm of her experience. In her mind’s eye the four-year-old child perceives the killer as some predatory beast. Our hero is a handsome stranger who may or may not be guilty.
Sisters writing team, Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton, are authors of fifty-three novels, mostly mysteries and romance suspense. In addition the two have co-authored two series (The Ardis Cole Series and the High Country Mystery Series.
They have written many single title suspense novels including The Vanished Lady, The Viking Crown, the Mayan Mask of Death. Their most recent release is The Victim's Child. They are currently working on a new suspense. Loretta lives in Junction City, Kansas, and Vickie in Hutchinson, Kansas where they write full time.
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