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Amy B. Talbot


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In Case I Disappear


Paige Mitchell lives a life controlled by her over-protective father whose sole purpose in life is to keep his daughter safe. Rightfully so, on the night Paige was born her mother strangled her older brother before overdosing on pills almost killing Paige as well. But on a cold December afternoon Paige flips on her favorite true crime Podcast expecting to hear someone else’s story only to realize she’s listening to her own. A story much different than the one her father has told her. Now, Paige is on a journey to find the truth about what really happened to her mother and brother. But each step she takes brings her closer to a truth she doesn’t want to know. A truth that will leave her staring into the eyes of a killer.

Sloan Carter is going through the divorce of her parents and the devastating break-up of her long-time boyfriend. To make matters worse her best friend Paige has come to her with a mysterious request, she needs to leave for a day and needs Sloan to cover for her. But when Paige doesn’t return, Sloan must act to find her friend while hiding the truth from Paige’s overbearing father. As the days pass and Sloan puts together the details of her friend’s last movements, she realizes she never really knew her best friend at all, or her father, a man who seems to know more about his daughter’s disappearance than he’s letting on.

In Case I Disappear


Paige Mitchell lives a life controlled by her over-protective father whose sole purpose in life is to keep his daughter safe. Rightfully so, on the night Paige was born her mother strangled her older brother before overdosing on pills almost killing Paige as well. But on a cold December afternoon Paige flips on her favorite true crime Podcast expecting to hear someone else’s story only to realize she’s listening to her own. A story much different than the one her father has told her. Now, Paige is on a journey to find the truth about what really happened to her mother and brother. But each step she takes brings her closer to a truth she doesn’t want to know. A truth that will leave her staring into the eyes of a killer.

Sloan Carter is going through the divorce of her parents and the devastating break-up of her long-time boyfriend. To make matters worse her best friend Paige has come to her with a mysterious request, she needs to leave for a day and needs Sloan to cover for her. But when Paige doesn’t return, Sloan must act to find her friend while hiding the truth from Paige’s overbearing father. As the days pass and Sloan puts together the details of her friend’s last movements, she realizes she never really knew her best friend at all, or her father, a man who seems to know more about his daughter’s disappearance than he’s letting on.

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Snow Angels


On a winter night in the small town of Preyton, Nebraska, exhausted mother Laura Montgomery sends her daughters Courtney and Allison outside to make angels in the snow, but only Courtney returns. When Allison’s bloody shoe is found matching the modus operandi of a notorious serial killer still on the loose, Courtney learns to live in the shadow of her sister’s death until one day her boyfriend suggests that Allison may still be alive.

 

A few hundred miles away, young Katie has been locked in her bedroom for years enduring the rage and abuse of her charismatic father and the indifference of her abused mother. When her mother becomes a Christian, Katie’s world begins to expand. Empowered by her newfound faith, Katie’s mother begins to shield Katie from her father’s abuse and hatches an escape plan that will leave one of them dead.

 

 

 

 

Snow Angels


On a winter night in the small town of Preyton, Nebraska, exhausted mother Laura Montgomery sends her daughters Courtney and Allison outside to make angels in the snow, but only Courtney returns. When Allison’s bloody shoe is found matching the modus operandi of a notorious serial killer still on the loose, Courtney learns to live in the shadow of her sister’s death until one day her boyfriend suggests that Allison may still be alive.

 

A few hundred miles away, young Katie has been locked in her bedroom for years enduring the rage and abuse of her charismatic father and the indifference of her abused mother. When her mother becomes a Christian, Katie’s world begins to expand. Empowered by her newfound faith, Katie’s mother begins to shield Katie from her father’s abuse and hatches an escape plan that will leave one of them dead.

 

 

 

 

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The Some of it All


Pregnant and alone, Elizabeth leaves her childhood home at eighteen in search of something better for her and for her unborn baby. She finds herself in Rapid Falls Montana. She meets a boy, she falls in love, she lives happily ever after…or at least that is what was supposed to happen. She did meet the boy. She did fall in love. But she did not find her happily ever after. Caught in a loveless marriage with a man who has given her everything, but now wants to leave her with nothing, she conceives a plan that will end with his life or hers. 

 

Meadow watched her life fall apart at the hands of another. Now, she and her husband are in Montana trying to make their childless marriage work. In walks Lizzy, Liz, Elizabeth, Beth, who has as many secrets as she does names. But Meadow has secrets too, the depths of which are far deeper than anything Elizabeth could have imagined. As Elizabeth tries to use Meadow as an escape from her own life, Meadow has plans of her own, plans that will send them both spiraling into an abyss neither could fathom.

 

Meanwhile, Val, Elizabeth’s mother, has lost her husband and three of her eight children. She waves to their ghosts from her front window each night. She’s had a lot of loss, her counselor tells her. But when she turns on the TV one night to find her estranged daughter, Elizabeth, on the screen in critical condition—her husband dead and her two children missing—Val’s mind tumbles back to the baby she lost so many years before…her first loss and greatest love. Now, she’s caught in an endless struggle: is she the mother of the woman fighting for her life or the mother of the daughter Elizabeth killed seventeen years before?

The Some of it All


Pregnant and alone, Elizabeth leaves her childhood home at eighteen in search of something better for her and for her unborn baby. She finds herself in Rapid Falls Montana. She meets a boy, she falls in love, she lives happily ever after…or at least that is what was supposed to happen. She did meet the boy. She did fall in love. But she did not find her happily ever after. Caught in a loveless marriage with a man who has given her everything, but now wants to leave her with nothing, she conceives a plan that will end with his life or hers. 

 

Meadow watched her life fall apart at the hands of another. Now, she and her husband are in Montana trying to make their childless marriage work. In walks Lizzy, Liz, Elizabeth, Beth, who has as many secrets as she does names. But Meadow has secrets too, the depths of which are far deeper than anything Elizabeth could have imagined. As Elizabeth tries to use Meadow as an escape from her own life, Meadow has plans of her own, plans that will send them both spiraling into an abyss neither could fathom.

 

Meanwhile, Val, Elizabeth’s mother, has lost her husband and three of her eight children. She waves to their ghosts from her front window each night. She’s had a lot of loss, her counselor tells her. But when she turns on the TV one night to find her estranged daughter, Elizabeth, on the screen in critical condition—her husband dead and her two children missing—Val’s mind tumbles back to the baby she lost so many years before…her first loss and greatest love. Now, she’s caught in an endless struggle: is she the mother of the woman fighting for her life or the mother of the daughter Elizabeth killed seventeen years before?

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The Kindness of Secrets


On a hot night in August, Cecelia White is found dead in a lake 20 miles from her home. Her sister Emma, a witness to the crime, claims her father was responsible. He’s arrested and later convicted. But 20 years later when Cecelia’s best friend, Alaina, is arrested for a series of murders a witness comes forward claiming to have seen Alaina at the lake that night calling into question everything Emma thinks she knows.

The Kindness of Secrets


On a hot night in August, Cecelia White is found dead in a lake 20 miles from her home. Her sister Emma, a witness to the crime, claims her father was responsible. He’s arrested and later convicted. But 20 years later when Cecelia’s best friend, Alaina, is arrested for a series of murders a witness comes forward claiming to have seen Alaina at the lake that night calling into question everything Emma thinks she knows.