Dead Blow by G. M. Barlean
Approx. 49,450 words.
Published on August 8, 2013.
A woman's doorbell rings. She's alone and frightened. Can she trust the man at the door? She lets him in, but something, a memory troubles her.
The next morning, a shed on fire, a bludgeoned man, and a dead blow hammer at the dead man's side. The woman is missing. The question is not who done it...it's what will the killer do next, and can small town Sheriff Dewey stop him in time?