b'A Sound of Falling LeavesLisa CarterThe haunting melody that refuses to dieA fter aspiring opera singer Tessa loses her voice in a fire, she needs a place to heal and a way to keep music in her life. She retreats to her aunts apple orchard in rural North Carolina to collect folk ballads. But amid the autumn splendor of this isolated Appalachian community, she uncovers an unnerving connection between a murder case and a long-ago disappearance. Tessa gets a glimpse into an almost-forgotten world, encounters a corrupt, small-town political dynasty, and finds superstition and prejudice at every turn.Shes also drawn to Zeke, the handsome but enigmatic orchard caretaker, who shows her that mountain justice is neither impar-tial nor just. Battling a conspiracy of silence, Tessa isnt sure if she can trust him. Yet somewhere in the mists of the Blue Ridge Mountains, evil lurks, and a killer is determined to keep the past where it belongsdead and buried.Lisa Carter is the best-selling author of seven romantic suspense novels, four historical novellas, and a contemporary Coast Guard series. Her book Under a Turquoise Sky won the 2015 Carol AwardforRomanticSuspense.BlendingSouthernandNative American fiction, she likes to describe her suspense novels as sweet tea with a slice of murder. A native North Carolinian, she has strong opinions on barbecue and ACC basketball. Visit her online at lisacarterauthor.com.RELATED TITLESUNIQUE SELLING POINTS Author is the winner of the 2017 Daphne 978-1-68370-096-8$15.99Du Maurier Award for InspirationalPaperback5.5 x 8.5336 pagesRomantic Mystery/Suspense FICTION / Christian / Suspense Will appeal to fans of Lisa Wingate, Gilead PublishingRights: WorldDiAnn Mills, and Robin Caroll October 20, 2020 Focuses on Gods pursuit of hisA Vast and Gracious Tide Liars Winter lost children ISBN 978-1-68370-096-8978-1-68370-094-4$15.99 978-0-8254-4453-1$15.999 781683 700968www.kregel.com 23'