Synopses & Reviews
Let the dead stay dead
Despite a traumatic childhood in Cold Creek, Ohio, the Lockwood sisters have reunited there for the wedding of youngest sister Tess to the town's sheriff. Maid of honor Kate Lockwood is determined to break through best man Grant Mason's defences. An anthropologist, Kate makes her living studying the dead. She is particularly interested in the prehistoric Adena civilization that once called the area home. A large burial mound sits on Mason family land, and Kate wants permission to excavate. But Grant refuses and tells Kate to stay away from the mound.
Kate respects Grant's desire to honor his grandfather's belief that the dead should not be disturbed. However, the more she researches the more it becomes clear that Grant is hiding something. When one of Grant's friends is killedand the sheriff is away on his honeymoonthe couple joins forces to assist the deputy in the investigation.
When Kate comes under attack she is certain it is connected to the burial mound. Grant seems concerned for Kate's safety, but despite their explosive attraction she can't help but be suspicious of his motives. Can Kate trust the man she's come to love, or will the wrong decision be her final act?
"Masterfully drawing the reader in, Harper has delivered the best, once again."-Suspense Magazine on Upon A Winter's Night
"Harper, a master of suspense, keeps readers guessing about crime and love until the very end, while detailed descriptions of the Amish community and the Ohio countryside add to the enjoyment of this thrilling tale." -Booklist on Fall from Pride (starred review)
"Danger and romance find their way into Ohio Amish country in a lively and endearing first installment of the Amish Home Valley series."
-Publishers Weekly on Fall from Pride
"The author's likable, engaging characters and a strong plot lend additional strength to her ever-amazing descriptions of Amish life."
-RT Book Reviews on Return to Grace
"Harper's description of Lisa and Mitch fighting the river and braving the elements are so realistic the reader can almost feel the icy winds. A tale guaranteed to bring shivers to the spine, Down River will delight Harper's current fans and earn her many more."
-Booklist (starred review)
"Haunting suspense, tender romance and an evocative look at the complexities of Amish life-Dark Angel is simply riveting!"
-Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author
"A compelling story...intricate and fascinating details of Amish life."
-Tami Hoag, New York Times bestselling author, on Dark Road Home
"Well-researched and rich in detail... With its tantalizing buildup and well-developed characters, this offering is certain to earn Harper high marks."
-Publishers Weekly on Dark Angel,
winner of the 2005 Mary Higgins Clark Award
About the Author
Karen Harper is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of romantic suspense. A former Ohio State University English instructor, she now writes full time. Harper is the winner of The Mary Higgins Clark Award for her novel, DARK ANGEL. She also writes historical novels set in Tudor England. Please visit or write her at her website at <>