Among the Ashes (Paperback)

By Cheryl A. Denton

Legacy 78 Press Limited, 9780984674701, 295pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2011



When an arsonist destroys her Cincinnati home, Kit Blume loses everything. All that remain are her annoying neighbor, a cryptic letter from her father, and the disturbing flashbacks and nightmares about her childhood that involve a killer with a gun. Determined to reveal the truth about her life prior to adoption, Kit discovers that some memories should be left in the dark. She joins forces with residents of the economically blighted town of Moose Creek, Minnesota, to unearth the truth about her past and her link to a fire that destroyed an inn decades ago. The harder Kit presses to uncover the facts, the closer the killer moves to silence her and the people who want to help her.

About the Author

Knowing that survivors of trauma and abuse often feel broken beyond repair, Cheryl Denton encourages and inspires readers through her mystery, humor, and self-help books. She often creates characters with underlying mental health problems who find a way to rise above life's challenges. Early in her career, she served as a teacher with neglected and abused children, using her writing skills to develop intervention programs for them. Working as a magazine and book editor provided her with more valuable experience, which she brings to her current writing. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, as well as the University of Central Florida, and holds BA and MA degrees in education. The wife of a hospital chaplain, she has served as a Stephen Minister, worship leader, and women's ministry facilitator. When she is not writing, she is motivating audiences by sharing how her faith helped her to overcome the pain of her past.