Between A Rock And A Dark Place

Suzanne Schiffman
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Daniel Perrault, a flashy French entrepreneur, moves to a rural American county believing his refined taste will transform the beautiful but backwater region into a cosmopolitan destination. When his body is found, the suspect list is long, but the circumstances are peculiar. Who wrapped his body in a sleeping bag, leaving it roadside in the middle of the night in quiet, insular Wayne County? And why did the killer want the body found, and identified, quickly?

The victim’s brash style rubbed many the wrong way, and the investigating sheriff, Spike Stryker, soon compiles an eclectic list of possible suspects: his unpaid contractor, a resentful neighbor, his bipolar chef, a bitter businesswoman, his teenage biracial mistress, his wife. And behind the county’s pastoral veils, a suspicious, clannish population inhabits the forested hollows. Each interview the sheriff conducts slowly reveals the story behind the rise and fall of Daniel Perrault and leads to a motive and the killer. A twist at the end, however, makes clear absolution will never occur, for anyone.

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Suzanne Schiffman is the author of two works of fiction, One Fine Day and Between a Rock and a Dark Place. She has degrees in journalism and French and enjoys travel, hiking, biking and gardening. Many years ago, classes she took at the well-regarded Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland sparked her interest in tackling a novel. Now she has two under her belt with an idea for a third in the works! She lives with her husband in rural Virginia and on Amelia Island, Florida.

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Suzanne Schiffman
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Published on
Mar 12, 2018
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Pages
222
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ISBN
9781732018945
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English
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Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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