Young retiree, Matty Cruz, is beginning to feel at home in Couper, Washington, a tree-filled city nestled on the banks of the Columbia River—which also happens to have the highest violent-crime rate in the Pacific Northwest.
In the third book of the completed Matty Cruz Adventure series, Matty has learned to handle herself in her new, more dangerous environment, and she's even made a friend or two—kind of—and adopted a dog. Still, something is missing from her new life—a true friend. So she's delighted when Carol Karuso moves into the neighborhood.
But as they get to know one another, Matty discovers that the beautiful redhead has left a trail of deceased paramours in her wake.The logical thing to do would be to back away from her new friend, but can Matty desert someone who might be the unluckiest woman she's ever met?
About the Author
R. MARQUEZ resides in the Pacific Northwest, a place that inspired her to create the fictional city of Couper, Washington, located across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon.
She was brought to the region in a similar fashion as her main character in the Matty Cruz Adventure series, and, like Matty, she had to reinvent herself quickly—but in a less colorful way.
Now that she has finished the Matty Cruz Adventure series, she is working on the Carol Karuso Mystery series.
R. Marquez’s short stories have been published in various magazines.