Author: Pat Dunlap Evans
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Do you like a little love with your mysteries? In this heartfelt thriller, you’ll join a lovely cellist and her handsome lawyer as they battle a conniving detective, a psycho killer, a meddling maven, and a corrupt banker. Relish the romantic lure of distant islands but be prepared for a surprise ending.
The story: Stunning beauty and amateur cellist, Marie Donovan, panics after she lands in jail for killing a lecherous opera maestro. She insists she’s been framed, but only her best friend and lawyer believe her. However, the lovely Marie is no stranger to trouble. Only a few months earlier, her pro-quarterback husband Cole sails to his death off a Dallas high-rise, many say in shame after his money scheme leaves Marie on the hook for millions.
Widowed and ruined, Marie pins her hopes on attorney Ryan Ingles, one of Cole’s collegiate football pals. Marie, Ryan, and his legal team fly to exotic islands in search of clues to Cole’s missing millions. As the tropics weave a romantic spell, a corrupt financier threatens Marie’s bliss, leaving her to wonder if she’ll ever clear her name.
A daily arts column “Out and In,” by cunning reporter Terrance Nichols, provides a heavy dose of speculation to keep you guessing. Just when you think you know who killed the notoriously promiscuous maestro, you may be surprised. This money-drenched, legal thriller has the twists and turns you’d expect in a best-selling mystery, plus a heartfelt emotional journey by the novel’s talented female sleuth.
Click here to pick up your copy of Out and In in the Amazon Kindle store.
About the Author:
You might say that Pat Dunlap Evans couldn’t get off IH-35, so she moved to Hawaii. Pat was born in Michigan but at age two, her family moved to Texas, where she lived in San Antonio for six years, then later Dallas. Both are major cities along the IH-35 route. She was a lieutenant in the Golden Debs at South Oak Cliff High School and an honors scholarship recipient at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
An early marriage, a major move via IH-35 to the Kansas City area, and the birth of three children plunged Pat into the world of motherhood and life as an NFL wife. Pat’s first husband of 17 years had a long career as quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs and then a few seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.
After Pat’s children were old enough for her to return to college, she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. The post-grad degree offered an emphasis in creative writing, a path Pat followed toward novel writing.
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