Trapped in Epitome
Stay for a Lifetime . . . However short
Epitome, Maine – the picture of a quaint coastal town yet secret desires dwell within its crevices . . .
A serial killer, having plotted for years, claims his first victim—a tourist—on a summer’s eve . . . His spree of lunacy has just begun.
Claire Garrison, poised on the brink of her lifelong dream, her goals tug at a heart consumed with loyalty to an ailing mother, the home she holds dear, and the fisherman she’s helpless to resist.
Phillip McKeen, a fifth-generation lobsterman, envisions a life beyond a small town, even though voicing such an idea is taboo in the fishing community. He cannot deny the enticement of his aspirations, or the lure of the woman who has snagged his heart.
Born on the same day, drawn to each other by destiny, Claire and Phillip discover their fate, but at the wrong time. Promises are made when they are reunited, but Phillip’s priorities skew when luck baits him toward unexpected avenues. Bad decisions entrap him in a net of deceit until he must choose—give up his love or his life.
Betrayed, Claire escapes into the arms of a man offering renowned opportunities in Boston until tragedy forces her to return to the landscape scarred with memories of the one man she cannot forget. Free from entanglements, Phillip returns as well to rectify his worst mistake—losing Claire. Yet a killer is waiting to send her to a watery grave, knowing it will make both their destructions absolute.
Guaranteed to trap the reader’s heart – Trapped in Epitome
Did you know that lobsters come in other colors besides the reddish brown we’re used to seeing? Blue, yellow, and other rare specimens are either thrown back when captured or taken to protective environments.
Picturesque Camden Harbor - a favorite spot on my research trip as I traveled up the coast of Maine.
During the last evening of my trip to Maine I had so many ideas, I couldn't scratch notes fast enough. As I sat on the wide porch of the inn the beginning of the climax chapter came to mind . . .
"A fog that wanted to cause trouble seeped through everything in its path . . ."