Vicki Delany delivers a powerful blow to her one of her prime series characters, Sergeant John Winters of the Trafalgar, British Columbia, Police Department. Winter's wife Eliza’s former lover is found murdered and her picture is found at the scene.
Famous photographer Rudolph Steiner arrives in town to allegedly photograph the small mountain town’s tourist trade, with his attractive young wife and assistant, only to be found murdered shortly thereafter. Was his real reason for traveling to Trafalgar to reconnect with Eliza Winters, the women he loved twenty-five years earlier? And who hated Steiner enough to kill him? Eliza Winters is the logical suspect.
Meanwhile, Constable Molly Smith, the series protagonist and friend of the Winters, finds herself in a dilemma as well, when a series of local burglaries and serious family problem confront her as she struggles to support Winters when the world seems to be caving in on him. Winters loves his wife, a beautiful former super model, and thinks he knows her, but does he really?
Molly Smith’s problems are compounded by her Royal Mounted Police boyfriend, who’s at odds with her fellow policemen as a stalker wreaks terror in Molly’s life. Delany skillfully ties up all the loose ends after dangling suspects in front of her readers’ eyes.
The fast-paced, suspenseful novel explores not only the question of spousal trust but the secrets of all those involved. Negative Image is a good book to curl up with a hot drink and few distractions because you won’t want to set it aside.
The book will officially be released November 2, but is currently available at Amazon.com and other online bookstores.