Francis and Marie-Claire Liebersohn have unfinished business-they want someone to set the record straight-seventy years after their deaths.
Kate Post just inherited the old Liebersohn mansion-her estranged mother's bizarre bequest to the daughter she rarely saw and barely knew. Kate doesn't want the house, nor any reminder of her mother's abandonment. When an odd inscription etched in concrete beside a garden pathway haunts her dreams and drives her back to the old place, she decides that a period restoration will make for a quick sale, taking it off her hands for good.
But Kate's plans and the long-dead Liebersohns' scheme are about to collide. The result will unhinge Kate's world, uncover haunting family secrets, and set her on a mission to undo the wrongs that she was chosen to set aright.
M. Lee Buompensiero points out that every family has its secrets and unsolved mysteries. "My own family is a perfect example," Buompensiero says. "The Liebersohn saga has its roots in my grandparents' history. However, without ghostly intervention, their secrets will forever remain on the other side of the grave."
"A lyrical harmony of mystery, romance, and the webwork of family, M. Lee Buompensiero's Sumerland is a true page turner ... deeply human and lovingly written.-Richard Lederer, "San Diego Union Tribune" columnist and bestselling author of "Anguished English"
Winner - 2017 San Diego Book Awards
Buompensiero also writes under the pen name "Loren Zahn" and is the author of the Theo Hunter Mystery series: "Dirty Little Murders," "Deadly Little Secrets," and "Fatal Little Lies." All are available now in bookstores and on Amazon.com.