Title: When the Morning Comes (Book One in the Land’s End Series)
Author: S.W. Frontz
Genre: mystery, romantic suspense
Main character description (short). Samantha Patrick-mid-fifties-wife, mother, grandmother. She is a survivor, having lived through her mother’s savage murder, and being kidnapped and raped as a teenager.
Synopsis: Samantha and her husband, Sheriff Andy Patrick live on the quaint island of Land’s End. They moved here thirty-seven years ago to start a new life after Samantha’s father committed a horrible crime that got Samantha’s mother murdered and Samantha kidnapped and raped. Samantha had kept a secret all these years but when her past comes back to haunt her, there’s no way to keep her secret without putting her family in danger.
Brief Excerpt: Samantha Patrick’s eyes popped open and she sat up abruptly in bed, breathing like a locomotive. She looked around the room, disoriented, not sure if she were still in the old warehouse or in her room. She sat there for a minute. She put her hand out to her right, patting the bed to see if her husband Andy was there. Touching the softness of his white hair, she sighed in relief. It was only the nightmare. Thankful that she was safe in her own bed she glanced at the clock. The red numbers glowed at her. One fifteen a.m. Sighing, she reached behind her to plump the pillows and she settled back down under the covers. No more sleep for her. She had gotten another letter this morning. It said: “I’m watching you.” She didn’t want to disturb Andy so she turned onto her left side to wait for the morning to come.
Why should readers buy this book? It has something for everyone, mystery, crime, romance, and a pretty decent ending with the promise of more to come.