Good morning! I’ve enjoyed my time off this week with family. I hope your holiday was filled with fun, family, and friends.
This Friday’s fiction spotlight is on Still Water (Home Found Suspense Book 1) by Betty Thomason Owens
My father was dead?
About the book
Title: Still Water (Home Found Suspense Book 1)
Author: Betty Thomason Owens
Release Date: March 18, 2022
Publisher: Pursued Books: an imprint of Write Integrity Press
Genre: Suspense, Mystery,
Length: 397 pages
The Sins of the Father?
A car wreck, recurring nightmares, questions without answers…
Could all of this point to a forgotten past?
Crime reporter, Jake Bradley, has stumbled onto a suspicious accident. The clues lead him to Lisa Oliver, the daughter of the victims. Something about her draws Jake Bradley, and he vows to help her at all costs. When the FBI warns him off the case, Jake is more determined than ever to find the truth and keep Lisa safe.
After the sudden death of her parents, Lisa Oliver yearns for a place to call home. When she meets Jake, she wants to trust him, but her father’s mantras of self-sufficiency and independence create a stumbling block. As the wall between them crumbles, the past encroaches, and Lisa fears she will never be free.
Is she forever doomed to her parents’ nomadic lifestyle, fleeing unseen enemies?
Betty Thomason Owens is an established historical romance author with Write Integrity. This year, she offers her readers a suspense novel with a thread of sweet clean romance. The first in her portfolio. Still Water is Book 1 in a three-book series.
I could empathize with Lisa Oliver’s heartache of losing her parents and everything she thought was real in her life. Something no one wants to face.
And then there’s Jake Bradley. He’s a go-getter and a hero, wanting to protect those in trouble.
Both Lisa and Jake are relatable characters.
With a laid-back writing style, Owens invites her reader along to gather clues to solve the Oliver case and discover Lisa’s true identity. I enjoyed the plot, characters, writing style, and setting.
The setting? The 70s. A decade of long hair, bellbottoms, flouncy tops, wild colors, and political turmoil.
Mature readers will enjoy the trip back while young readers will enjoy visiting another place in time. Everyone will enjoy the story.