When the body of a valued professor is found in a lake adjacent to an enclave of wealthy ranchers, Ardis Jensen is reluctantly drawn into the murder case by the pleas of the victim's daughter and the urging of the small town Vista Park police chief. Suspects emerge in Vista Park, Beverly Hills, Palm Desert, and Torgiano, Italy, and Ardis herself becomes a target for murder as the killer struggles tenaciously to keep her from uncovering his dark past.
About the Author
Award winning author Dr. Joan Blacher, a licensed psychotherapist in private practice for the past twenty years, is a former university professor and director of a counseling and guidance graduate program. She is the author of the mystery novel, Murder Canyon and co-author of Difficult Teens: A Parents Guide for Coping. Her works have been published in counseling and educational journals, mystery publications, magazines, newspapers, and she is a former member of a counseling journal’s editorial board. In 2003, the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists awarded her its Carl Vincent Award for her literary contribution to mental health with the publication of Difficult Teens. She and her husband live in a rural community in Southern California.