From the Booking Desk:
Leslie Budewitz has won three Agatha Awards: Best First Novel, Best Non-Fiction, and Best Short Story in her career to-date. Never one to rest on her laurels, Leslie is taking on a pen-name to release her first suspense novel in April of 2021. That novel is Bitterroot Lake by Alicia Beckman. Leslie is such a strong supporter of the crime fiction genre, so when she asked if BOLO Books would host the cover reveal for this new novel, the answer was an easy yes. And what a beautiful cover it is! Read on to find out more.
When four women separated by tragedy reunite at a lakeside Montana lodge, murder forces them to confront everything they thought they knew about the terrifying accident that tore them apart, in Agatha Award-winning author Alicia Beckman’s suspense debut.
Twenty-five years ago, during a celebratory weekend at historic Whitetail Lodge, Sarah McCaskill had a vision. A dream. A nightmare. When a young man was killed, Sarah’s guilt over having ignored the warning in her dreams devastated her. Her friendships with her closest friends, and her sister, fell apart as she worked to build a new life in a new city. But she never stopped loving Whitetail Lodge on the shores of Bitterroot Lake.
Now that she’s a young widow, her mother urges her to return to the lodge for healing. But when she arrives, she’s greeted by an old friend–and by news of a murder that’s clearly tied to that tragic day she’ll never forget.
And the dreams are back, too. What dangers are they warning of this time? As Sarah and her friends dig into the history of the lodge and the McCaskill family, they uncover a legacy of secrets and make a discovery that gives a chilling new meaning to the dreams. Now, they can no longer ignore the ominous portents from the past that point to a danger more present than any of them could know.
ISBN-10 : 1643855808
ISBN-13 : 978-1643855806
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (April 13, 2021)
Pre-Order Links: IndieBound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Bookshop.org
I knew about Leslie’s newest writing, but your review creates an intriguing set-up. Thanks for sharing. You are right that Leslie Budewitz is a great influence and encouraged in the mystery and suspense writing world!
Thank you, Kristopher, for the warm welcome and for helping me show off this beautiful cover! The art team at Crooked Lane did a wonderful job.
And Beth, thank you for the kind words.
Sounds a bit on the terrifying side, so I’m sold! Looking forward to reading this. Just pre-ordered this book. I love when I get to pre-order a great book like this. It’s a future gift that I’m giving to myself!
Thank you, Susan! Pre-orders are so much fun — you click a few keys or call your local bookseller, and forget all about it. And then, out of nowhere, a book arrives — a gift from your past self!
Awesome news! Fabulous cover! Can’t wait to read it!!!
Thanks, Terrie! The cover is seriously wonderful, isn’t it?
Oh dear Leslie this is sooo exciting!! You’re right I do LOVE the cover and the intriguing preview. Julie, Vicki, Sarah and I can hardly wait to read it!!!!
It’s going to fly off the shelf!!!
Thank you, my dear SIL! Just sent in the final proof pages this morning….
Congratulations, Leslie. Great cover! look forward to a great read.
I’m delighted about this news, and love the new name. Am off to preorder from my local indy!
Bless you, my friend! Indies rock — and lots of readers don’t realize they can take pre-orders, too.
Love the cover! And I can’t wait to read it!
A thrilling capsule compelling me to read this book. Love the cover.
Isn’t it beautiful? I hope you enjoy the trip to Montana with me, on the page.
Looks fabulous! Pre-ordering next!
Thank you, Pam! Authors heart pre-orders!