The Library

The Library

by Carmen DeSousa


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In 1934, the body of a beautiful, but poor young woman was found alongside a riverbank near The Depot. Beaten to a pulp, only recognizable by a tattoo on her ankle, and yet, days after the discovery, the story all but disappears.

Eighty years later, locals claim The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the historic 1800s train station turned restaurant, he's never seen proof. Until now.

As he sifts through evidence of a supposed suicide by train, he learns a murder that took place eighty years ago may directly affect his case.

Six months after the strange occurrences at The Depot, there's another murder. This time, The Library holds secrets of several murders, and the dead won't rest until the murderer checks out too.

Note: The Library (Where Life Checks Out) is a 50k-word follow-up novel to The Depot (When Life and Death Cross Tracks), which is included in this special edition so readers who haven't read The Depot won't miss anything.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945143267
Publisher: Carmen DeSousa Books
Publication date: 08/07/2014
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Carmen DeSousa's stories overflow with romance, mystery, a hint of paranormal sometimes and, of course, a few Kleenex moments. After all, what would a great story be without an emotional event setting the stage? All of her novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic, and will make you cry, laugh, love, and hope. Although "The Library (Where Life Checks Out)" clearly includes a supernatural edge, the paranormal dances on the edge of make believe, in a genre referred to as magical realism. Carmen's hope is that as you read "The Library," you'll wonder, "Hmmm...what if?"

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The Library 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend this book. The mystery and romance, along with the who done it twists, kept me fully engrossed in the story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This well edited, paranormal book, is part of THE DEPOT SERIES. All are short stories, around 15-20 pages. They are nice, clean, almost cozy mysteries and are enjoyable. As they are so short, I can not say much about them, without giving the plot away. Read and enjoy. Ages 14 and up. ( not young adult, or chick lit) AD
JeannieC 4 months ago
Wonderfully twisted whodunit! I liked that there was romance, but it wasn't dripping with it. And the paranormal aspect was just right. No tearing off faces, just a ghostly presence looking for closure. I'd love to see more paranormal investigations from this detective.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good multigenerational murder mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Depot had a better pace with more details and descriptions than The Pitstop. I enjoyed it a lot more, but I still felt it should have been longer and more involved. I felt robbed when it was over. The Library was even better. Way more details and descriptions and involvement with the characters. The ending, though, threw me off. I have no idea how Laura Allen got the picture of her grandmother or why she burned it. The Burkes and her daughter already know what happened. As I can't give half stars, this is rated at 4. I feel it is more like 3 1/2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little confusing. But that could be me. I love the paranormal aspect of any story. I always look to books that have lead character who sees the dead. Good characters. Would read more of Mark Waters and Ashlyn books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story with lots of intertwined relationships making it challenging to determine who is the murderer, which I enjoyed. Usually I figure out the murderer by 20 pages in but not this time. The editing could use some work but nothing too egregious that takes away from the story. Good read. Will purchase additional mysteries written by this author.
Anonymous 3 months ago