Putnam Adult, Hardcover, 9780399169762, 333pp.
Publication Date: August 19, 2014
The house is historic, some say haunted. It is also slated to be razed and replaced by condos, unless Hannah Smith can do something about it. She's been hired by a wealthy Palm Beach widow to prove that the house's seller didn't disclose everything he knew about the place when he unloaded it, including its role in a bloody Civil War skirmish (in which two of Hannah's own distant relations had had a part), and the suicides--or were they murders?--of two previous owners.
Hannah sees it as a win-win opportunity: She can stop the condo project while tracking her family history. She doesn't believe in ghosts, anyway. But some things are more dangerous than ghosts. Among them, as she will learn, perhaps fatally, is human obsession.
Praise for Deceived
“Deceived twists and turns as often as Hannah’s boat navigates the hidden inlets and shoals of the Gulf while she tries to avoid the waves of human treachery. Randy Wayne White has made Florida’s Gulf Coast an iconic part of crime fiction with his Doc Ford novels—and Deceived proves Hannah has found her place in crime fiction, too.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel