“Plenty of suspense, interesting characters, and a fascinating location kept me reading.”
“I kept turning page after page until I'd suddenly reached the unexpected and climatic conclusion. It's so good."
After the veterinary hospital where she worked burns to the ground, Rylie takes a summer job as a part-time caretaker at an old Lake Tahoe estate turned B & B called Whitaker Cottages while she tries to figure out what to do next with her life.
Then just a few days after she arrives in Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City bakery owner Colin Matthews is found dead in a secret tunnel that runs under the cottages. When Detective Felton informs Rylie that they found a note in Colin’s pocket with her name and cell phone number on it, she’s shocked. She’d only just met Colin. How did he get her cell phone number? Is she now on the suspect list?
With her golden retriever Bella by her side and the help of friends both old and new, Rylie works to find the evidence needed to clear her name. As her search continues, she discovers clues to the mystery in unlikely locations around the lake, and the list of suspects grows.
“This mystery is for anyone who loves suspense, twists and turns, lovable characters, and a surprise ending.”
I live in northern California close to Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley wine country where the Rylie Sunderland Mysteries take place. I drew on my many years of experience as a practicing veterinarian to develop the main character, Rylie Sunderland. My own golden retriever, Savanna, was the inspiration for Rylie’s golden retriever, Bella.
In my free time, I enjoy exploring northern California wine country, Lake Tahoe, and areas along the California coast like Mendocino, Monterey, and Big Sur. Some of my favorite things include freshly brewed coffee in the morning, walks in nature, and, of course, golden retrievers.
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