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368 pages
Sep 2004

River's Edge

by Terri Blackstock

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River's Edge by Terri Blackstock takes up the story of Jonathan and Morgan Cleary. They run a half-way home, Hanover House, for people trying to start new lives after drug addiction or prison. Morgan is struggling with infertility and Jonathan is in the middle of a very tight mayoral election campaign.

When Morgan's friend, Lisa Jackson, is found dead, the police arrest her husband, Bob, who just happens to be another of the candidates running for mayor. As Police Chief Cade doggedly continues to chase down facts regarding Lisa's murder, it becomes apparent that Lisa's infertility may have been a factor.

Meanwhile, Morgan is continuing to guide and care for the residents of Hanover House. Seventeen-year-old Sadie and her eighteen-month-old brother, Caleb, are there as foster children while their mother is in prison for drug sales. When Sheila is suddenly released from prison, Morgan faces the loss of baby Caleb, whom she has taken care of for over a year.

Did Lisa's husband kill her? Did Carson Graham really use psychic powers to find her body? Can Sheila become a good mother for her children? Is there a man out there who can love Blair--scars and all? Will Morgan and Jonathan be able to have a family?

Read River's Edge to find out the answers to these and many more questions. It is a great mystery with the underlying message of hope for all who trust in the Lord. -- Linda Demorest, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

The man Lisa Jackson loved most may have betrayed her.

Another used deception to manipulate her.

But did one of them kill her?

Ben Jackson is sure to defeat Jonathan Cleary in Cape Refuge’s mayoral race, until his wife turns up missing the day before a major debate. Suspecting foul play, Police Chief Cade launches an island-wide search. But it takes a psychic’s “vision” to point police to the riverside—and Lisa’s body.

The evidence implicating Ben in his wife’s murder is convincing. But as a local scandal escalates into a national media circus, Cade’s instincts tell him to dig deeper. And he’s not the only one. Blair Owens of the Cape Refuge Journal is using her investigative skills to uncover a rat’s nest of dirty secrets—and more than one person with a motive for murder. But Blair’s methods are jeopardizing her relationship with Cade, and an unsolicited prediction from the psychic only adds to her troubles. Is the man’s so-called gift truly from God, as he claims?

Did Lisa’s murder have anything to do with the mayoral race, her husband’s alleged affair, or her decade-long struggle with infertility? Whoever the killer is, he’s about to take his evasion of justice to the next, lethal level. And someone else is going to die.