For hospital chaplain Lindsay Harding, facing death is part of the job. After all, she spends her working days comforting sick and dying patients. But when the annual Civil War reenactment in her hometown of Mount Moriah, North Carolina produces a real casualty, the Grim Reaper suddenly gets a little too close for comfort. With the clock ticking, the police struggle to unravel how and why a beloved local re-enactor was shot in front of hundreds of on-lookers. As fingers point and tempers flare, another victim ends up laid out on Lindsay’s front porch. Will courage, curiosity, and Lindsay’s irreverent brand of religion be enough to catch the killer before she becomes the next victim?
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With the new year approaching, hospital chaplain Lindsay Harding heads for a much-needed break in the peaceful resort town of Duck on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Her plan to attend the wedding of her friend Anna runs aground when a boatload of trouble washes ashore, and as the old year ticks down, the body count goes up. Thrust into the path of an increasingly desperate killer, Lindsay must uncover a sinister secret before she winds up swimming with the fishes.
“The characters are relatable and endearing, and the book is packed with action.”
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“So different from the usual cozy.”
Author note: Working in the Pastoral Services department at a large, Southern hospital taught me that the image many people have of chaplains–the twinkly-eyed Father Mulcahy type–is all wrong. Hospital chaplains are an eclectic bunch of real human beings whose job just happens to involve some pretty extraordinary stuff. They’re young and old, women and men, married and single, Christian and Jewish and everything in between. They’re just regular Joes and Josephines, but they deal with life and death matters every day.