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AuthorsLive is excited to welcome local mystery and thriller writer Tessa Wegert virtually to Greenwich Library for a special book club edition of Date With an Author, to discuss her newest book, The Dead Season, the second book in the Shana Merchant series. She will be joining the Cos Cob Cloak and Dagger book club as their special guest for their April meeting to talk about the book.
Senior Investigator Shana Merchant has spent years running from her past. But she never imagined a murder case would drive her to the most dangerous place of all—home.
After leaving the NYPD following her abduction by serial killer Blake Bram, Shana Merchant hoped for a fresh start in the Thousand Islands of Upstate New York. Her former tormentor has other plans. Shana and Bram share more than just a hometown, and he won’t let her forget it. When the decades-old skeleton of Shana’s estranged uncle is uncovered, Bram issues a challenge: Return home to Vermont and solve the cold case, or the blood he spills next will be on her hands.
As Shana interviews members of her family and the community, mining for secrets that could help her solve her uncle’s murder, she begins to realize how little she remembers of her childhood. And when Bram grows impatient and kidnaps again, leaving a trail of clues Shana alone can understand, she knows his new victim will only survive if she wins the psychopath’s twisted game. In order to solve one mystery, Shana must wade into her murky past to unravel another.
“Chilling psychological thriller meets gripping police procedural in this relentlessly compelling cat and mouse game of buried secrets and family heartbreak. Tessa Wegert is such a skilled and confident storyteller! I could not put this down.”–Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The First to Lie
Tessa Wegert is a Canadian ex-pat, journalist, and former digital media strategist. Her business and marketing articles have appeared in such publications as Forbes, The Huffington Post, Adweek, and The Economist.
Kirkus Reviews calls the book "Professional-grade detection with a no-nonsense heroine who can be stressed out but never counted out." Read the full review here.
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