Praise for Broken Places..."Grips readers from the opening page with a suspenseful plot that will leave them breathless." -Library Journal starred review Summer is deadly in the mountain community of Mason County, Virginia. Cam and Meredith Taylor, who run Mason County's failing newspaper, are murdered within hours of one another. The Taylors arrived in Mason County as volunteers in the 1960s War on Poverty, and over the years they made loyal friends and bitter enemies with their outspoken activism. By rescuing the small, bankrupt newspaper, they gained the wary respect of the local establishment. But when it started going under, Cam proved he would go to any lengths--including blackmail--to save it. Did his pressure tactics backfire and get him and his wife killed? Rachel Goddard is dragged into the case because she heard-but didn't see--Cam's murder. To make matters worse, the prime suspect is cartoonist Ben Hern, the son of another 1960s activist and Rachel's childhood friend. Discovery of a disturbing secret leaves Rachel wondering what else her old friend Ben is hiding. Torn apart by divided loyalties, Tom and Rachel must decide whom they can trust before it's too late.
Sandra Parshall, a native of the South, worked as a reporter in South Carolina, West Virginia, and Baltimore. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, a longtime Washington journalist, and their cats. Broken Places is third in her Agatha Award-winning series featuring veterinarian Rachel Goddard. www.sandraparshall.com