What's it about? From the publisher, Thomas and Mercer:
"Daphne Mayfield is enjoying some solace in the park one afternoon—a break from city life, a tense relationship, and chronic overwork—when an elderly woman rushes up to her with a desperate plea, "They’re trying to take me. Help! Help me, please." Daphne, whose own sister was murdered twenty years earlier, always thought someone must have seen something and she realizes that she now may be in a similar situation. What if she fails to intervene in a highly suspicious situation if not a serious crime, and that because of her negligence a helpless old woman’s life is now in grave danger?
Even though everyone—her boyfriend, her friends, a retired homicide detective—tells her not to get involved, Daphne's suspicions are confirmed when she traces the victim’s name to a house, and upon investigating it, is assaulted, robbed, and dragged on a cat-and-mouse car chase through Seattle’s streets that ends with the assailant escaping and Daphne being arrested for reckless driving. Now determined to uncover the truth and stop the criminals herself, Daphne plunges into an increasingly treacherous web of deceit and danger. As the layers of the conspiracy peel away, she will have to overcome the demons of her own past and summon previously-untapped inner reserves of courage and trust in others if she is to save an innocent person and stay alive herself." Read an excerpt of Orchids and Stone.
"Lisa Preston turned to writing after careers as a fire department paramedic and a city police officer. Experience in her earlier professions enhance the medical and legal passages of her fiction. Away from her desk, she spends hours on backcountry trails as a runner and rider. She lives with her husband on Washington State's vast Olympic Peninsula." You can connect with Lisa on Facebook or find her on Goodreads.
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