Mandy Steenburg thinks her doctorate in education has prepared her to run any school district - until she tangles with the backwoods residents of a tiny district in Pacific Northwest timber country. She's determined to make a difference, but the local populace still looks to the former superintendent for leadership. When Mandy lands in the middle of an old feud and someone keeps trying to kill her, instinct tells her to run. With the river rising, will she find a reason to stay and chance the odds?
A late bloomer, Liz Adair published her first book about the time she was added to AARP’s mailing list. Since then she’s written eight novels, two novellas and a nonfiction book, among them a best seller and a multiple award winner. Since moving to a small town on the Utah/Arizona border, Liz has decided to set all her books in red rock country. She currently lives in Kanab, Utah, with Derrill, her husband of 52 years and is active in the local writing scene. She loves mentoring new writers and serves on the committee for the Kanab Writers Conference. Liz blogs at www.lizadair.com
"Cold River" is a light read, with emphasis on romantic entanglements and small-town politics. . .Readers expecting a complex thriller or a dark suspense book may be disappointed with "Cold River," but those looking for light afternoon entertainment will enjoy it. (Deseret News)