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Sara M. Barton is the author of several fast-paced mystery and thriller series featuring lively characters, including the feisty, funny innkeeper and amateur sleuth, "Miz Scarlet"; the gutsy, good-hearted Deputy Gabby Grimm; artist/decorator Sydney Stansfield (wife of FBI gent Henry Hartman), and the former "Marigold Flowers", event planner, whose life in the WitSec program was anything but ordinary.
The author's passion for writing fiction comes through each tale. "There is nothing sweeter than sticking characters in the hot seat and making them find their way out of the darkness. I'm fascinated by human behavior and I love to see characters grow as they go through tough times. Life is never fair, but I believe in heroes, those people who don't take no for an answer, who put the greater good ahead of 'me, me, me'. But most of all, I enjoy a good story, seasoned with action, memorable characters, unpredictable behavior, and a monkey wrench big enough to jam up the best laid plans. It's the perfect human storm."
on Feb. 23, 2013 :
I was on good reads to look to see if another Gabby Grim story was out and saw a book trailer for What Evil Lurks in Monet's Pond. So I decided to buy it and read it. It was worth the .99 cents on amazon but I noticed it was free on Smashwords.
(But I wanted to download on my new Kindle Fire and have not figured out how to do that just yet)
Either way it is a short novella that is worth the price.
Maisie Carr is staying at her sister's home and the whole family is their. She is a artist but she also works for the CIA. Her boyfriend no one can know of or what he does. So her cousins outs her for being gay. Which she does not like.
She is supposed to check out an art theft nearby so she can't leave. She goes out to walk her dog and finds a dead body.
I like the characters, would love to see Maisie in longer story. She is talented,smart and not afraid to yell for help when she is scared.
Only think I disliked it was too short. I wanted more.
Published December 19th 2012 ISBN:9781301847549
(review of free book)