Matty Cruz is trying to start over in Couper, Washington, a tree-filled city nestled on the banks of the Columbia River, but that can be difficult when the town she chose happens to have the highest violent-crime rate in the Pacific Northwest.
In the fourth book of the completed Matty Cruz Adventure series, Matty is optimistic that her new life as a young retiree is finally coming together, despite an initial misstep or two. But life is never that simple in Couper. Relationships sour, neighbors become vengeful, people she thought she could count on let her down, and someone even threatens her adorable, little dog.
If that isn't bad enough, a serial killer is loose in the city, and Matty may be exactly his type. Will she be able to sort flawed friend from foe before it's too late?
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first full-length novel in the Matty Cruz Mystery series. It's a page turner and keeps you interested to the very end.
The hoped for strong and compelling writing continues in this story. It follows the series while also being a stand alone. Matty is awesome as always and her two friends characters take more part in the plot. Excellent job. Please keep writing. MR.