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!