An ex-cop haunted by survivor\

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

“The author of this impressive novel has poured elements from radically different genres into the blender and set it on high spin . . . The last page promises further surprises in a sequel, which Buchanan better deliver soon.”



A Sean McPherson Novel, Book One


An ex-cop haunted by survivor's guilt.

A killer who won't let him forget.


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When a sniper killed his partner, Sean McPherson was injured in the ambush. Now an ex-cop, he takes a job at a writing retreat in the Pacific Northwest. At Pines & Quill, he hopes to heal and put his life back together in the Zen-like capacity of groundskeeper and all-around handyman.

Sniper, Jason Hughes, blames McPherson for the loss of more than ten million dollars’ worth of heroin—and he wants revenge. In the guise of a New York City limo driver working on a sizzling tell-all memoir, Hughes arrives at Pines & Quill along with three other writers in residence: a bohemian psychic taking a break from grueling work as a forensic intuitive, a bitter divorcée who wants to open herself to a new life, and a vibrant and resilient potter navigating life from a wheelchair.


With conflicting agendas, uncertain loyalties, and romantic entanglements at play, Hughes finds it difficult to get McPherson in his sights. Gradually, he forms a different plan, one that threatens the lives of everyone at the retreat.

“A captivating cast, an isolated location, a raging storm, and the threat of death in every dark corner. Indelible reads like the best crime fiction with a shot of adrenalin. Get ready to stay up late because you won’t want to put it down.”
—ANN GARVIN, USA Today best-selling author


Fast-paced and with plenty of plot twists, you’re sure to be swept up into the story.
—DEBBIE HERBERT, USA Today best-selling author of southern suspense


“Buchanan has created a fascinating thriller set in a writers’ retreat in the Pacific Northwest. Atmospheric and delicious, Buchanan treats her readers’ senses while taking them on a roller-coaster of emotion. Cleverly balancing humor, romance, and a healthy dose of thrill, Buchanan delivers a perfect mystery. You won’t be able to put it down!
—MICHELLE COX, author of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series

“I was hooked from the first sentence. Buchanan’s Indelible is a delicious look at what can happen when you create a writing retreat in the bucolic Pacific Northwest and then populate it with intriguing characters. I was on the edge of my set for the entire wild ride.”
—JOHN DEDAKIS, author of the Lark Chadwick Mysteries, and Former Senior Copy Editor, CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”