Storm of Secrets (Hardcover)

A Haunted Bluffs Mystery

By Loretta Marion

Crooked Lane Books, 9781643851754

Publication Date: November 12, 2019

List Price: 26.99*
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Description

A deadly storm, a missing three-year-old child, a grisly murder, and the eerie presence of the spirits of the dead set the stage for the second mesmerizing installment of Loretta Marion's paranormal suspense series.

A powerful storm descends upon Cape Cod's Whale Rock at the peak of tourist season--and the weekend Cassandra Mitchell's and Daniel Benjamin's wedding is set to take place at The Bluffs, the magnificent Victorian mansion Cassie inherited from her family. In the wake of the storm's destruction, three-year-old Lucas Kleister goes missing--and the body of small-time drug dealer Lee Chambers is found in a restaurant dumpster. Now, the WRPD are faced with a murder to solve, a missing child to find, and the aftermath of one of the worst storms in recent memory.

While aiding with the clean-up and helping the displaced, Cassie has been receiving cryptic messages from the spirits of her great-grandparents, Percy and Celeste Mitchell, the original residents of The Bluffs. At first, the messages are benign, but soon, they begin to point to something more sinister. As Cassie works to decipher their meaning, the specter of a mysterious local legend surfaces. The tale of Barnacle Boy--and what happened to him during another destructive storm decades earlier--will weave through the desperate search to find Lucas and the identity of the killer.


About the Author

A true bibliophile, Loretta Marion's affection for the written word began in childhood and followed her like a shadow throughout her life as she crafted award winning marketing and advertising copy and educational brochures. When not whipping out words on her laptop, she is traveling, enjoying outdoor pursuits, or is curled up with a delicious new book. Loretta lives in Rhode Island with her husband, Geoffrey, and their beloved Mr. Peabody, a sweet, devoted and amusing "Corgador" (Corgi-Labrador cross).


Praise For Storm of Secrets: A Haunted Bluffs Mystery

Praise for Storm of Secrets:
"Modern and historic mysteries collide in Marion's bittersweet storytelling."   
Kirkus Reviews

“[A] gripping sequel...Marion seamlessly weaves the multiple story threads together. Fans of tales of regional intrigue will be satisfied.”
Publishers Weekly

Praise for House of Ashes:
“Enjoyable…a fine cast of well-rounded characters and some intriguing whiffs of ghostly presences.” 
—Publishers Weekly

"A haunting, atmospheric tale rich with compelling characters and a compelling mystery...Mysterious and entertaining, an absolute page turner."
— M. J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author of Tiffany Blues
 
“A layered, suspenseful plot, a cast of engaging characters, and a sympathetic heroine dealing with forces both earthly and supernatural...A perfect read for fans of Kate Morton and Susannah Kearsley.”
—Rosie Genova, national bestselling author of the Italian Kitchen mysteries
 
"Loretta Marion has woven a tale of mystery, suspense and family lore that will keep readers guessing until the very end."
—Wendy Webb, bestselling and award-winning author of The End of Temperance Dare
 
“Loretta Marion laces a powerful sensory magic...that makes this haunting story linger long past the final page.”
—Heather Young, author of The Lost Girls