Dark Lake, An Allie Armington Mystery
Allie’s back in the Adirondacks, and this time it’s really personal. Her return is nothing like what she expected. Instead of the tranquil retreat
she remembers, the place is a murder site. She’s confronted with everything from cover-ups and corrupted cops, to covert meth labs and cousins in distress...turning her visit from a dream to remember to a nightmare she'd rather forget. More
Summer at the Lake just isn’t what it used to be. This year, it’s murder.
After 15 years, Allie Armington returns to her aunt Sallie’s idyllic cottage retreat in the
Adirondacks where she spent most of her childhood summers. Until the accident, that
is. But instead of the happy reunion she’s anticipating, she finds Sallie’s mangled body
and her cousin Arlene bound, gagged, and drugged.
The close-knit community of July 4th to Labor Day residents at the Hotanawa compound
tries to portray the tragedy as a suicide to keep things out of the news. Allie knows
better. There’s been foul play, yet the cops have all but closed the case.
To clear her aunt’s reputation, Allie’s got to navigate her way around a compromised
police department, wealthy neighbors with agendas, a cousin who’s turned into a meth
head, and a drug conspiracy that just gets stranger and stranger—especially since the
handsome drug cop is an ally in one moment and a suspected conspirator the next.
Populated with neighbors you love to hate, childhood ex-crushes you’d hate to love,
and family and friends who promote more problems than solutions, Dark Lake brings
us an up close look at summer life in the Adirondacks and Allie at her best.
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