Farm For Sale. 360-acre lot with ranch-style home. Refurbished barn. Corpse not included.
To find her missing aunt, she has to unearth the secrets of the past. But lies and deceit run through the very heart of their town…
What started out as a promising relationship with adventurer and tycoon Alec Zavos has fizzled into an uncertain future for antiquities expert Annalisse Drury. Returning to Walker Farm in Upstate New York to see her Aunt Kate should have been a welcome homecoming and distraction. Instead, she finds the childhood home she expected to inherit is for sale, without her permission. What’s worse, Kate’s ranch manager makes a gruesome discovery in the barn: the body of an unidentified man, dead by foul play.
Annalisse turns to Alec for help. She and her aunt shelter on his estate in the Catskills while the authorities canvass the scene. But when Kate herself disappears without a trace, Annalisse fears the worst: that one of the many secrets of her hometown has ensnared her family—a secret someone is willing to kill for to keep hidden.
This is one of those books that if you’re not careful you’ll get nothing else done til you finish it. I’m not saying it has a deep and dark mysterious plot. It’s an enjoyable read and It has an easy reading flow. It is full of suspense and has the usual family secrets. The kind of secrets that help some and make others angry. It is not a romance, but it did have me hoping some people ended up together.
There were a couple of occurrences in this story that I did wonder how they came about or maybe I should say I didn’t know if it was believable that they could come about. Then again, I am a very black and white thinker, and this is after all...fiction. I’m not going to mention it here. It’s a story worth your reading time and I don’t want to ruin it for you. I will say my questions did not ruin the read for me at all.
Spent Identity is Book 2 of a series titled “Annalisse Series”. While there were a few references to Annalisse’s life before this book, I think this can easily be read as a stand-alone. Might not want to miss Book 1 though:)
Published by: Ewephoric Publishing
Publication Date: December 11th 2019
Number of Pages: 378
ISBN: 0999539426 (ISBN13: 9780999539422)
Series: Annalisse Series #2 || This is a Stand-Alone novel but the reader may gain more about the character’s past if they pick up the first book.
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Marlene M. Bell is an award-winning writer and acclaimed artist as well as a photographer. Her sheep landscapes grace the covers of Sheep!, The Shepherd, Ranch & Rural Living, and Sheep Industry News, to name a few.
Her catalog venture, Ewephoric, began in 1985 out of her desire to locate personalized sheep stationery. She rarely found sheep products through catalogs and set out to design them herself. Order Ewephoric gifts online or request a catalog at TexasSheep.com.
Marlene and her husband, Gregg, reside in beautiful East Texas on a wooded ranch with their dreadfully spoiled horned Dorset sheep, a large Maremma guard dog named Tia, along with Hollywood, Leo, and Squeaks, the cats that believe they rule the household—and do.
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