Waverly Jones has been called misanthropic. Distant. Obsessive. Manipulative. And that’s without people knowing she also talks to the hallucination of her dead sister.
She’s also a private investigator.
After a lengthy absence, she’s returned to Port Milton amidst the biggest homicide investigation her hometown has seen in over a decade. Bodies of middle-aged men have been washing ashore and the police have confirmed foul play but not much else—making it the perfect case for someone like her.
Particularly when she’s the one to find the latest body.
It’s not a coincidence Waverly happened across the newest victim. She’s been combing the beach because these men match the age and appearance of Detective-Sergeant Sebastian Kyle, missing these past eleven years after investigating the now-dormant serial killer who made Waverly’s sister his last victim.
Her familiarity with the murders has left her well-prepared when hired by the wife of one of the dead men, giving her a professional reason to dig deeper into these crimes. Have the police unintentionally fumbled this case in the wrong direction, or does the widow not know as much about her husband as she thought?
Port Milton has always had its secrets, and Waverly will drag every single one into the light to get to the bottom of this mystery. And maybe somewhere along the way, she’ll get another step closer to who killed her sister and what happened to Sebastian Kyle.
Coming May 30 2023 in print and ebook.
Kindle – Kobo – iBooks – Nook – Payhip – Paperback – Hardcover
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Special hardcover editions with vintage Nancy Drew homage covers will release at the same time as the other editions.
The hardcovers will have bonus features like behind-the-scenes looks at the book’s central mystery, a recipe from Waverly’s favourite vegan pub, and other surprises.