In the dark of night, Anlya Paulson, a seventeen year old foster child, falls to her death from the overpass above the Stockton tunnel in San Francisco. Was it an accidental fall, or did someone push her? Greg Treadway, a middle school teacher and volunteer as an advocate for foster children, is the suspect. But Rebecca Hardy, who is representing him, believe that he is innocent. Can she prove he didn’t do it, or will he be indicted for her murder?
Livi Dixon’s best friend is ill, but the only way to permanently cure her is by going on a suicide mission in order to get the special plant. Throughout her journeys she makes some new friends, makes some enemies, and learns a lot about both herself and the past of others. Not only that, but a dark creature keeps trying to kidnap her…who are they and why do they want her? Can she complete her journey alive?
“There are graces that come to us that we don’t deserve, that we may not even fully recognize when they appear, miracles of the human spirit that somehow set our spirits free.”
In The Grey Lady Hester Warnock, a former lover of Malcolm Driver, agrees to take part in his documentary after he unexpectedly showed up to ask her to make an appearance. She hadn’t seen him in years after they split on bad terms. Malcolm was previously the leader of a commune when they were both much younger, then after that he became a spirital leader and best selling author. Hester, on the other hand, is the publisher of Deeper Vibe. Alongside appearing in the documentary she also made sure she could run a story on Malcolm. There’s one problem though: after the film crew and everyone set to appear in the documentary arrives at the shooting location, Malcolm is found by Hester hanging from a tree – an apparent suicide. Did Malcolm really kill himself, or did someone from the group do it, and if so, why?
Fathers House is the debut crime thriller from C. Edward Baldwin. The story follows Ben Lovison, an assistant district attorney in Duraleigh, North Carolina, who loves both his job and his soon to be born twins. Duraleigh is touted as one of the safest cities to live due to no gangs or street violence. But is that really the case? As Ben digs further and further into his investigation, he’s led to believe that “Uncle” Mayo Fathers, the man in charge of Fathers House, is actually running a secret drug operation from the building’s basement as well as his funeral home.