The Truth Will Set Her Free. But is Freedom Worth the Price?

Jonestown. The Solar Temple. Heaven’s Gate. In the summer of 1990, the Payson Church of Tomorrow joins the ranks of those infamous cult suicides when thirty-four members burn to death on a small island off the coast of Maine. At ten years old, Payson member Erin Solomon watches helplessly as the church and its congregation are reduced to ash and embers.

More than twenty years later, Erin is an accomplished investigative journalist when she receives word that she has inherited Payson Isle… and all its ghosts. She returns to Maine to learn the truth behind the tragedy that has haunted her since childhood, aided by the rakish mentor who’s stood by her side since she was a teenager, her trusty mutt Einstein, and a mysterious stranger with his own dark past.

Soon, Erin is enmeshed in violence, conspiracy, and scandal, as she fights to unearth the secrets of the Payson Church of Tomorrow — secrets someone will kill to keep buried.

“Creepy, tense, and thoroughly addictive… I loved everything about this book.”

– Kindle Book Review

“A powerful, emotionally complex story peopled with fully-realized characters and terrific, well-honed prose.”

– Darcy Scott, award-winning author of Hunter-Huntress and Matinicus

“Jen Blood has created my favorite narrator of the decade:
the whip-smart, sassy, and delightfully stubborn Erin Solomon.
The story she tells – with its hidden turns, dry humor,
enthralling pace, persuasive complexity, and vivid setting –
is absolutely unforgettable. Blood is one hell of a writer.”

– Lewis Robinson, award-winning author of Water Dogs and Officer Friendly and Other Stories

“The pacing is flawless, building steadily to a riveting climax.
The characters are complex, likable and expertly drawn.
If you enjoy contemporary mysteries, then you don’t want to pass on this one.”¬†

РTahlia Newland, Awesome Indies Book Reviews 

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