Fortune's Deadly Descent

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Fortune's Deadly Descent

By Audrey Braun

Thomas & Mercer, Paperback, 9781935597667, 251pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2012

When novelist Celia Hagen steps away from her train compartment, her seven-year-old adopted son, Benny, vanishes. Police search the train and Saint-Corbenay, the village in the South of France that mother and son were passing through. But there is no sign of Benny. After days of waiting at home for news, a ransom call, something, Celia returns to Saint-Corbenay against the advice of everyone, including her beloved, Benicio. The little town is picturesque, but disturbing rumors abound. As dark secrets emerge, it seems that no one not even Benicio or the brooding detective leading the case is above suspicion. Celia thought she had seen it all, but nothing could prepare her for where her search will lead. In the follow-up to Audrey Braun's bestselling debut, A Small Fortune, Celia discovers just how quickly everything she loves can spiral toward a life and death that no one could have seen coming.