I have decided to change the title of my new novel that will be coming out later this year. The old title, Leaves in the Wind with autumn leaves reflected an oncoming winter whereas blossoms represents spring time and characters growing up. In doing so, I changed the tree in the cover from one with autumn leaves to cherry blossoms.
With the amphibian sabotaged , how will they get home and escape from the fanatical commune? Find out more.
Our 2018 update includes many fixes to the text, updating chapters and bringing in reference to iPhones, streaming TV etc that are now so common in our lives. Kate’s amphibian becomes a Bombardier, the modern Canadian manufacturer.
Doctor Reid Tucker’s intention to spend the summer at a remote cabin at Eagle’s Claw Lake in northeast Washington State with only his dog, Cinders, never eventuates.
On the trip there, pilot Kate Meltz flies the amphibian to a commune at the other end of the lake. While waiting on board, Reid pulls a desperate and distressed teenage girl, Lorie Somerville, from the water. This begins a frightening chain of events as fanatical commune leader, Peter Littlejohn, tries to find Lorie and prevent her from leaving. Though Littlejohn doesn’t find Lorie on the aircraft, he sabotages it so the trio are left stranded at Reid’s cabin.
It soon becomes obvious that the place is more than just a remote religious commune. The girl is terrified about being caught and begs Reid to look for Jennifer and Sassy, two of her friends who have also escaped.
But why has Erika Somerville, Lorie’s elder sister, returned to Eagle’s Claw Lake and found savagely beaten in the commune’s cabin cruiser?
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When the remote settlement of East Ridge in the South Island of New Zealand is isolated during a snowstorm, Renee and Tyler take in three travellers. Without electricity or mobile phone contact and with all the roads around closed, the five are completely cut off from the world. There, they begin to bond and help one another with problems in their lives.
Renee is now living with her partner Tyler at East Ridge after a violent marriage to a Larry Brooks and the loss of an unborn child. Tyler, who has a tractor to patrol the local section of highway, rescues Aza and Sofia after their car slides off the road in a heavy snowstorm. As well, Ian, a lawyer who was actually coming to visit Renee is also found in a separate accident where his motorbike skidded off the road.
Aza is a lecturer and researcher at Auckland University who has had her work on genetic profiling, plagiarised from her PhD thesis by Professor Joseph Hardy who becomes an enemy when she can prove his crime.
Ian is a lawyer who works for the Crown Prosecutors Office in Auckland. He tells Renee that her ex-husband is being investigated for murder of his child and attempted murder of a partner after a car crash. However, there is not enough concrete evidence and circumstantial evidence is needed to show Larry Brooks violent past. Ian came down to the South Island to try to persuade Renee to be a witness at a trial that may eventuate.
During their isolation at East Ridge, the five find they are being stalked and later attacked by an armed criminal but who is being targeted? Is it Aza who is a threat to the professor at the university, Renee by the violent Brooks or Ian, the lawyer out to build up a case against him?
All will be revealed in this romantic thriller set in one of the most beautiful places in the world.