“Buchanan’s narrative is well-paced, flying right along. . . . the author has delivered an exciting beginning to an intriguing series.”




A Sean McPherson Novel, Book One

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Murder at a writing retreat, but this one isn't imaginary. Authors only kill with words. Or do they?


A psychopathic serial killer takes on the persona of a writer-in-residence at Pines & Quill, a secluded writing retreat in the Pacific Northwest, where he plans to murder his next victim.




Chief Inspector Gamache meets

The Last Mrs. Parrish


"Buchanan's writing style

—atmospheric and believable, with a sense of immediacy—

keeps the space between the pages and the reader emotionally taut."

—JODI MACKAY, Hamilton, MT

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