A Life for a Life: A Mystery Novel

| April 25, 2019

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One mysterious death. One lazy sheriff. Two seekers of the truth.

Della Kincaid escaped to the mountains of N.C. to get away from it all.

Didn’t work.

When she and her dog, Jake, discover a woman dead in the wilderness, Della realizes she can’t escape her past and gets embroiled in the investigation. The sheriff says suicide. Della says murder, and as a former crime reporter in Washington, D.C., she knows how to chase the truth. Without her usual sources, she turns to an interesting cast of characters—friends, forger, former husband, and new neighbor Abit Bradshaw, a boy who’s spent the first 16 years of his life plagued by small-town bullies and family lies. They team up to search for answers to the possible murder—but things don’t turn out the way they planned.

FANS OF To Kill a Mockingbird, Where the Crawdads Sing, and The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell will also enjoy this book.

A Life for a Life is the first book in Lynda McDaniel’s internationally acclaimed Appalachian Mountain Mysteries series. Reviewers have compared her work to To Kill a Mockingbird and her storytelling style to that of Fannie Flagg. If you like page-turning mysteries without over-the-top violence—but packed with suspense and character-driven stories—you’ll love this series.

BUYA LIFE FOR A LIFE TODAY AND DISCOVER ALL THAT HAPPENS WHEN A STRANGER MOVES TO TOWN.

GREAT !! BOOK  A good mystery that reads like a literary piece.”  —Wooley, Amazon Vine Voice Reviewer

A LIFE FOR A LIFE IS ONE OF THE MOST SATISFYING BOOKS I’VE READ THIS YEAR. A strong message of forgiveness, redemption and acceptance.”  —Ana  Manwaring, writer, creative writing instructor

“McDANIEL DELIVERS A PAIR OF UNFORGETTABLE CRIME-SOLVING CHARACTERS. She lured me into her story and kept me there.” —Virginia McCullough, award-winning author of Amber Light and Greta’s Grace

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