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Contrary, Kentucky is a small community in the haunted and mysterious land of the Appalachian Mountains. After settling in the town she fled in her youth, commonwealth attorney, Alma Bashears uncovers disturbing family secrets, witnesses a new age minister’s charismatic power, and is drawn to a handsome stranger. After the murder of her pregnant cousin and the disappearance of her nephew, Alma realizes a killer has made himself at home.
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About the Author
Tess Collins is a coal miner’s granddaughter with Cherokee ancestry on her mother’s side and a legend of being descended from a mountain clan known as the Seven Big Sisters on her father’s. Raised in the southeastern Kentucky town of Middlesboro, she spent her early years listening to mountain tales of haunted hollows, ghosts, moonshiners and unsolved murders. No doubt they influenced her writing. She is the author of THE LAW OF REVENGE, THE LAW OF THE DEAD, and THE LAW OF BETRAYAL, thrillers set in Appalachia and HELEN OF TROY. Her non-fiction book HOW THEATER MANAGERS MANAGE is published by Rowman and Littlefield’s Scarecrow Press. Miss Collins received a B.A. from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. from The Union Institute. Her web page can be accessed at www.tesscollins.com/