The Tower, an old missile observation structure built in the 1940s, stands staunchly against the ocean-the gales, squalls, and hurricanes that come year in and year out. It seems a fortress of strength and endurance and has become a beloved landmark of Topsail Island.
The view from the tower is astounding as it rises above the dunes to rose sunrises, azure seas at twilight, lazy days watching beachgoers and fishermen. Quietly, this tower and the land it rests on offer paradise. But just because the view of life at the beach seems a bit more serene, a bit slower, from the tower, it doesn't mean that the age-old struggles between right and wrong or good and bad don't exist. Sometimes the lines are blurred. Sometimes things are justified. But sometimes the evil is so blatant it can't be ignored. And even the tower can’t rise above it.
It seems she just won’t go away. All the detectives want is to have their sleepy little town back. But Estelle has a way about her and even the innocent and trusting are at her mercy.
Carol Ann Ross has written twelve novels, eight of which are currently in publication. She is working on her thirteenth novel to be published Summer 2018.
Carol grew up on Topsail and spent years, swimming in the ocean, working on fishing boats and being part of the Topsail community before leaving to pursue a higher education and explore the world beyond. The decades away never diminished the "never, never" land of Topsail, and after two decades she returned to her true home.
Upon returning to Topsail, Carol was devastated by the changes and knew she had to preserve the memory of the people who once lived there and their lifestyle. Her first three novels comprise the Topsail Island Trilogy. It recounts in fiction form, the history of Topsail--woven into a three-generation saga, this trilogy captures what Topsail was before all the tourists and development changed it forever.
Topsail is her world and Carol spends most days writing about the world around her, developing characters who amplify traits of people she knows and who she meets.
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