by B. Mader Ivey
Have you ever acted on impulse, and then minutes later regretted your actions only to find there is no way out?
When prominent businesswoman Briana Ross Andrews comes upon the scene of an accident, she finds a young man dead at the wheel. Before notifying the authorities, she spots an attaché case stuffed with cash. On impulse, she flees the scene with it, setting into motion a series of events that will change her life forever.
A story of diverse subplots and intriguing characters,
carjacking, abduction, brutality, manslaughter, and self-deception are part of Beguile the Shadow Within, a taught thriller set in the beautiful springtime wine country of Southern California.
“Beguile the Shadow Within is a most intriguing story the reader should be on the edge of their seat the entire read. It is exciting, fast-paced, beautifully written, and the characters are “real”. It is a beautiful story, rich and vivid and exciting. What more could a reader ask for?” –Kathleen Marusak, editor
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
B. Mader Ivey has written a wine column for a newspaper, a magazine, and a published national wine newsletter. She spent ten years teaching wine appreciation classes at the university level and has held the national directorship of a nonprofit corporation focused on wine.
In Beguile the Shadow Within, Ivey has fused two of her lifelong interests: the mystery genre and the world of wine. She lives with her husband in Southern California.
(2004, paperback, 234 pages)
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