The Diamond Party

· Church Publishing

About this ebook

After Brandi Monroe, a soon to be freshman at Goodton High, appears missing during an end-of-summer beach party her friends suspect she’s swimming. But Brandi’s body is discovered the next morning drowned in the ocean and David Miller, a single father struggling to raise two teenagers since his wife Mary’s cancer death, realizes a boy, Joey Young, may have been involved in this young girl’s death. Then David’s daughter, Adele, asks to date him!

David uncovers more than a homicide as Goodton residents discover their place within the Diamond Party, a system uniting good people with diabolical ones to plan their community. The party has fortified four sides of life within a secret hierarchy and David’s children are left to pass into adulthood too early. In this coming of age tale, a single father’s bravery makes him the victim of circumstance when good folks fail to stand against boys taking advantage of girls, men manipulating goodwill, and a society relying on evil to get things done.

About the author

Ethan Collins works as a pilot for a national air carrier. The pilot resides in Arizona with his wife plus two children, Jack and Stacy. Once per month during summer Ethan flies Jack to their favorite beach in California. When not in the cockpit Ethan has a passion for writing. Collins writes stories hinging on difficult relationships. The Diamond Party is this author’s second novel but his first published by ▲Church.

Writing a hobby, the marginalized pen lolls below Collins’ busy work-travel schedule and love of family. His on-again/off-again masterpiece Do Not Mix with Alcohol was going to be his only novel but as pilots train to be meticulous planners Ethan plotted a story for children set in West Africa to complete as his third in time for daughter Stacy’s kids to enjoy.

Collins was discovered after author Cosmo Starlight read the pilot’s notebooks on a transatlantic flight and promised to forward Ethan’s short stories to Church Publishing. The Diamond Party began as one of those tales but evolved into a novel about boys who take advantage of girls, men who leverage goodwill, and a society dependent upon evil to get things done. And when asked for his magnum opus Collins answers it was the courtship with his wife, a nutritionist.

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