A Life for a Life: A Mystery Novel by Lynda McDaniel

A life for a life by Lynda McDaniel
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A burned-out reporter. A mysterious death. A case that could cost her everything …

Laurel Falls, N.C., 1985. Della Kincaid thought she was escaping to a quiet life in the Appalachians. After decades writing about macabre murders and shady politicians, she's ready to settle into a relaxed life. But she discovers a corpse while hiking and is thrust back into that world.

Abit Bradshaw yearns for acceptance. Bullied and mocked for struggling in class, the teenager's problems just get worse after his father yanks him out of school. Then Della moves next door.

These two unlikely partners team up to prove the death is no suicide, but things don't turn out the way they planned. Butting heads with the local sheriff, they pursue the case and expose a dark cover-up.

Can Della and Abit unmask the killer before they become the next victims?

A Life for a Life is the gripping first novel in the Appalachian Mountain Mysteries series. If you like Southern small towns, fascinating characters, and suspenseful investigations, you’ll love Lynda McDaniel’s multilayered stories.

Buy A Life for a Life to follow Della and Abit's trail toward truth today!


"GREAT !! BOOK  A good mystery that reads like a literary piece."  —Wooley, Amazon Vine Voice Reviewer

A LIFE FOR A LIFE IS ONE OF THE MOST SATISFYING BOOKS I’VE READ THIS YEAR. A strong message of forgiveness, redemption and acceptance.”  —Ana  Manwaring, writer, creative writing instructor

“McDANIEL DELIVERS A PAIR OF UNFORGETTABLE CRIME-SOLVING CHARACTERS. She lured me into her story and kept me there.” —Virginia McCullough, award-winning author of Amber Light and Greta’s Grace

"THE MOST SATISFYING MYSTERY I've read in ages." —Joan Nienhuis, book blogger