Title: The Dead Tree
Author: Lori L. Clark
Genre: Literary Fiction: Thriller.
Release Date: June 10, 2014
When twenty-three-year old Ariel Fountain inherits her reclusive Great Aunt Blythe’s estate in nowhere, Missouri, she leaves California — and her lying, cheating ex-boyfriend — to start over.
A giant dead oak tree stands in the front yard of the inherited property, and Ariel wants it removed, but handsome landscaper, Grady Tucker, is reluctant to cut it down, saying it would be bad luck.
Decades ago, a young man hung himself from the tree, and though his death was deemed a suicide, many believed otherwise. After the apparent suicide, it was discovered that the man had been dating three women at the same time — one of whom was Ariel’s Great Aunt.
After the hanging, the other two women disappeared, never to be seen, or heard from again. Legend has it they are supposedly buried beneath the dead tree, and Blythe Fountain was said to have murdered all three of them.
About the Author
In 2009, after participating in NANOWRIMO, Lori L. Clark began to take the voices in her head seriously. Two New Adult contemporary romance novels, Different Roads, and I Breathe You, were published in 2013, and showed early success. The Heart Knows What the Heart Wants, a romantic suspense, released in March 2014. The Dead Tree, a romantic suspense/family saga is scheduled to release 6/10/2014.
Lori is a member of Savvy Authors, the St. Louis Writers Guild, and Romance Writers of America.
Lori L. Clark was born in Iowa, where she spent the first forty-six years of her life. In 2007, she loaded up a moving van and relocated to Missouri, where she currently resides. Lori’s only child is a very spoiled Min Pin named Barkley. When not writing, she reads and runs. She completed her first half marathon at the age of fifty.