Deborah Reardon's Blue Suede Shoes
Deep in the woods of Wisconsin, Little Mary Martin has been missing for five weeks. Thirty-one year old Clare Paxton opens the door to her childhood friend Derek and his discovery. Little 4-year-old Mary Martin had been missing and all that was left were her articles of clothing and a large pool of blood. Having interrupted her criminal psychology degree for her mother's feigned illness, Clare's unending questioning of her own life's choices is heightened by this tragedy. Clare embroils herself in the investigation because of her personal mistrust of Mary's parents while romantically conflicted with the Chief of Police.
Blue Suede Shoes is an engrossing criminal drama that takes dramatic twists and turns in a small Wisconsin town that has been torn apart by tragedy. Clare, a woman with an unfinished dream of leaving behind her hometown, finds herself drawn into the investigation of a young girl’s murder after her lifelong friend Derek finds a critical clue. From that point on, secrecy, gossip, suspense, and betrayal lead the narrative to its fast-paced, climactic ending.
Deborah Reardon’s first novel does an excellent job of examining life in a small town where there can be no true secrets. Gossip, suspense and betrayal weave a tangled web for the residents of the often-unnoticed town of Danfield, Wisconsin. As tabloid media coverage and paparazzi haunt family homes and polarize the population, rich connections between characters and an ever-looming presence of suspicion carry this crime drama and make it a page turner for all readers.
About the Author:
Deborah Reardon dabbled in writing through out her youth. She took a hiatus from working in the banking profession and decided to pursue a more rigorous approach to her writing. Reardon was uniquely inspired by the Wisconsin writing community where she lived when she began writing the manuscript for Blue Suede Shoes. Today, living in Texas, Reardon is working on the sequel to Blue Suede Shoes.