Recently, I had the great pleasure of "meeting" Laura Benedict through our mutual friend Patry Francis. When Laura said her book Isabella Moon was being released in the UK, I told her I'd look for it in London. On Wednesday, I went into Waterstone's Kensington and asked the sales assistant if he had a copy of Laura's book. While the clerk was checking the stock on his computer, my husband went to the fiction section and came back with a copy of Isabella Moon. I was so excited! Noting my enthusiasm, the sales assistant said, "There's a stack of her books on that table." So of course I asked for permission to photograph them, so Laura could see her books in London. From Laura's lovely writing on her blog Notes from a Handbasket and from the bookjacket's promise of revealing "long-buried secrets and lies" as "murder shatters a small town," I can hardly wait to read Isabella Moon!
Here's a paragraph from the book jacket:
"Without streetlamps, the road is black at their feet. But Kate can see well enough; the silver in the girl's hair is its own light and Kate follows her easily. As kate approaches her, the wind picks up around them and the smell of rotting leaves intensifies. Unafraid, Kate reaches out to tough the girl, but her fingers touch nothing and Kate is alone in the clearing..."