I'm so lucky to have met many authors and I love nothing more than having them autograph their book for me. While at Bouchercon in October I was a volunteer assistant to the panel moderator for the Dark Minds panel. It was a fitting panel as I work in the forensic unit of a psychiatric center. After the panel I got to talking with Daniel Palmer, one of the authors on that panel, about psychopaths. I bought one of his books, FORGIVE ME, and was thrilled with his inscription. Today, I'd like to shine a spotlight on that book.
From the back cover:
At DeRose & Associates Private Investigators in Virginia, ANgie DeRose strives to find and rescue endangered runaways-work that stands in stark contrast to her own idyllic childhood. But in teh wake of her mother's sudden death, Angie makes a life-altering discovery. Hidden in her parents' attic is a photograph of a little girl, with a code and a hand-written message on the back: "May God forgive me."
Angie has no idea what it means or how to explain other questionable items among her mother's possessions. Her father claims to know nothing. Could Angie have a sister or another relative she was never told about? Bryce Taggart, a U.S. Marshal, agrees to help ANgie learn the fate of th egirl in the photograph.
But the lies she and Bryce unearth will bring Angie's past and present together with terrifying force. And everything she cherishes will be threatened by the repercussions of one long-ago choice-and an enemy who will kill to keep a secret hidden forever.