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When a deputy identifies the man’s body 50 years after his disappearance, the family turns to their niece, Deena Sharpe, to uncover the truth about his murder. Deena, a burned-out high school teacher, soon discovers that a mysterious author is about to implicate her dead uncle in his latest conspiracy theory. She must channel her inner Lara Croft and Lois Lane to solve the puzzle and protect her family name.

With the help of her off-beat brother and others from the cozy town of Maycroft, Texas, Deena takes on a quest that leads to more questions than answers. Along the way, she discovers some truths about life and herself as well.
“The writing is witty and smart and the story is expertly crafted. It’s an all around great read.”

“A warm, well-written book with wonderful characters and an interesting plot authored by a writer who has a fine eye for detail and atmosphere.”

Author note: My uncle actually disappeared when I was young, and his body was discovered in a police evidence room forty years later. His skeleton had originally been misidentified as a woman’s. A forensic anthropologist recreated his face and that is how he was finally brought back to his family. I always wondered what actually happened to him and made up stories to fill in the blanks. This is one version I imagined.