Nora Abbott risks her career at Loving Earth Trust on a film project to convince Congress to expand the Canyonlands National Park. But someone is desperate to keep the secrets of the land hidden. When her best friend and director of the film is found dead, Nora is convinced it wasn’t an accident. Nora’s Hopi kachina messenger has vanished and now it looks as though Cole Huntsman, the man she’s finally allowed herself to love, has left her, too.
As Nora uncovers an unlikely intersection of ancient Hopi legends, a secret polygamist sect, and one of the world’s richest men, she is drawn deeper into danger. Her mother’s surprising past holds the key to the clash of cultures, but will Nora put all the pieces together in time to prevent disaster? Set in the iconic red rocks of Moab, Utah, Nora races to discover what really lies beyond the stars.
About the Author
Shannon Baker (McCook, NE) can often be found backpacking, skiing, kayaking, cycling, or just playing lizard in the desert. From the Colorado Rockies to the Nebraska Sandhills, the peaks of Flagstaff and the deserts of Tucson, landscapes play an important role in her books. She is a member of SinC, MWA, and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Baker was named the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2014 Writer of the Year. Visit her online at Shannon-Baker.com.
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TATTERED LEGACY combines family drama with cultural diversity and a suspicious death to create an intriguing story. With compelling characters, a unique setting, and an action-packed conclusion, this book held my interest throughout. Mystery fans looking for a refreshingly original plot will likely enjoy this book. Disclosure: I won a free copy of this book in a giveaway.
If you're the type that loves a meaty story, you're going to love this mystery. I love that the author spends the time creating a world and vivid scenes. This is the type of book you'll want to curl up with over the weekend and not come up for air.
The intriguing Utah setting of author Shannon Baker’s latest release, TATTERED LEGACY, drew me in quickly. The author’s style of writing, along with a captivate tale kept me hooked until the very end. This is a fast-pace mystery with a good mixture of action and dialogue to make the story hard to put down. The author’s eye for detail and vivid descriptions enhances the setting. The characters are likable, realistic and well-developed. The twists and turns along the way make for a tantalizing tale blended with the Hopi legends for spine-tingling excitement. TATTERED LEGACY is the third installment in the Nora Abbott Mystery series, but can be read on its own. This mesmerizing story will hold you spellbound as secrets are revealed and lives hang in the balance. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.