The "thoroughly addictive" bestselling first novel in the Erin Solomon Pentalogy, awarded the AIA Seal of Quality and the B.R.A.G. Medallion for excellence in independent publishing.
Jonestown. The Solar Temple. Heaven's Gate. In the summer of 1990, the Payson Church of Tomorrow joins the ranks of those infamous cult suicides when thirty-four members burn to death on a small island off the coast of Maine. At ten years old, Payson member Erin Solomon watches helplessly as the church and its congregation are reduced to ash and embers.
More than twenty years later, Erin is an accomplished investigative journalist when she receives word that she has inherited Payson Isle... and all its ghosts. She returns to Maine to learn the truth behind the tragedy that has haunted her since childhood, aided by the rakish mentor who's stood by her side since she was a teenager, her trusty mutt Einstein, and a mysterious stranger with his own dark past.
Soon, Erin is enmeshed in violence, conspiracy, and scandal, as she fights to unearth the secrets of the Payson Church of Tomorrow -- secrets someone will kill to keep buried.
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Author of the bestselling Erin Solomon mysteries, Jen Blood taps into a background in freelance journalism in the heart of Midcoast Maine to write mysteries rich with atmosphere, action, romance, character, and serpentine plots. Her award-winning series has been hailed by critics and readers alike for its sharp wit and well-drawn characters, with all of her novels to date hitting multiple bestseller lists in mystery, suspense, and thrillers. Jen holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine, and also runs Adian Editing, providing expert editing of plot-driven fiction for authors around the globe. She currently lives in Midcoast Maine, with an overgrown mutt and the next novel well under way.
"If you like mysteries with a strong plot filled with dark secrets and murder, and a kick a** setting, along with a romantic-triangle involving two vastly different men, then you'll love this book. -- DV Berkom, Author of the Amazon-bestselling Kate Jones thrillers
"Jen Blood has created my favorite narrator of the decade: the whip-smart, sassy, and delightfully stubborn Erin Solomon. The story she tells--with its hidden turns, dry humor, enthralling pace, persuasive complexity, and vivid setting--is absolutely unforgettable. Blood is one hell of a writer." -- Lewis Robinson, award-winning author of Water Dogs and Officer Friendly and Other Stories
"Creepy, tense, and thoroughly addictive... I loved everything about this book." -- Kindle Book Review
"The pacing is flawless, building steadily to a riveting climax. The characters are complex, likable and expertly drawn. If you enjoy contemporary mysteries, then you don't want to pass on this one." -- Tahlia Newland, Awesome Indies Book Reviews