Laura Somerville is a bored 1950s housewife. She picks an unusual and dangerous hobby to relieve the monotony of her village life—collecting secrets that her fellow Gander Lake citizens would prefer to keep private. Mostly they are embarrassing rather than dangerous secrets. But did she finally uncover one more deadly? At a dinner party she uses the cover of a parlour game, a Ouija Board, to poke and pry, enjoying the discomfort of her guests. When her husband finds Laura dead beside the back lane garbage bins, Sgt. Ramsey is faced with the dual sides of a small town. Everyone appears to know everything about everybody, and yet, secrets lie beneath the surface. Deadly secrets.
I loved delving back into the fifties to write this cozy—so much so that I'm hard at work on the sequel, titled I'll Tell You No Lies.
Join me in a trip down memory lane to the days of early Rock N Roll, the space race, pony tails, and just a smidgen of small town malice.