A regatta, a murder, and a small town.
As dawn breaks and the horn is about to signal the start of the season's favorite race, a body drifts out from under the main city dock, sending chills through spectators and racers.
While vacationing in Lake Pines, Doctor Kerry Dearborne finds herself in the unfortunate position of not only finding the body but immediately being at odds with the current coroner when she disagrees with his reported cause of death. Kerry is positive that the unknown woman has been murdered, and she wastes no time in telling Constable Peter George what she thinks. Having more faith in Kerry than his own coroner, Constable George pulls her into the case and soon the two uncover evidence that not only proves the unknown woman has been murdered but that there is no shortage of suspects either.
As the tormented life of the victim unravels there is more to this small idyllic cottage town than anyone realizes as tensions mount, and soon the murder victim's life of regret begins to reveal itself one piece at a time.
Soon more victims fall prey to the murderer's desire to keep their crime hidden and the town residents and cottagers are put on edge as they push for answers and an arrest.
As clues point to suspects, Kerry learns that the small town of Lake Pines has more layers than she ever could have realized. But will the intrigue be enough to make her want to stay?
Murder At First Light is the first book in the Lake Pines Mystery Series and introduces Doctor Kerry Dearborne to both readers and the residents of this small northwestern Ontario town nestled on beautiful Lake of the Woods.
Read Murder At First Light and find out why small towns and big crimes always go together!
Note: Murder At First Light is the (new) first book in the Lake Pines Series. Murder at First Light was written to replace the past first book (Murder on the Water) because as the series progressed, the first book no longer introduced the characters and the town of Lake Pines in keeping with how the series began to unfold. Murder at First Light is a whole new story, so whether you’re new to Lake Pines Mysteries or not, you can enjoy this book without fear of a repeat ending.
Customer Reviews . . .
"A great start to a suspenseful series with layered characters and interesting plots."
"Canadiana literary mystery we all need to read."
"If you love mysteries, then you will love this series."
"Highly recommend this series!"