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Dark Secrets of the Bayou
by Kim Carter Publish: Nov 27, 2020Crime FictionThrillerSuspenseMystery
Catherine “Tink” Mabry, an up and coming attorney, is shocked by her recent inheritance from her estranged family on the bayou. After her mother died during childbirth, Tink’s father had quickly relocated them to the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. With no memory of her mother, she is determined to learn more about her lineage and decides to visit the bayou town of Kane, Louisiana. Candace, Tink's co-worker and best friend, agrees to make the trip with her.
Before she has time to explore her family’s history or decide what to do with the declining property, local murders plague Tink’s homecoming. She quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a multiple murder investigation—and quite possibly, the prime suspect. When Candace retreats back to Atlanta, Tink finds support among an unlikely cast of characters and sets out to discover clues that have haunted and tormented her family for generations.
Could a concealed crime from the 1800s, or the family's estate itself, harbor keys to unlocking the past? The more they learn, the more they question whether some secrets are best left buried.
BIOGRAPHY Kim Carter is an award-winning American author and critically acclaimed writer of gripping suspense, chilling thrillers, and haunting historical mysteries.
Ms. Carter is widely known for her vibrant characters in her Clara and Iris Mystery series, a couple of overly curious widows who turn into private investigators. These funny women were inspired by Kim's mother and her mom's best friend. Book one of this series, Murder Among The Tombstones, was chosen Finalist for the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award and a recipient of the 2017 TCK Publishers' Readers' Choice Award.
Ms. Carter's Mysteries and literary works include; Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle, When Dawn Never Comes, Deadly Odds (chosen Editor's Pick in Books Shelf Magazine in 2022), No Second Chances, 'And The Forecast Called For Rain,' and her newest mystery Dark Secrets of the Bayou.
"Bayou" has been awarded a Reader's Favorite Editorial 5-Star Review, also chosen #1 Finalist for Best Historical Mystery from Reader's Favorite 2021 book awards, and was awarded a 2021 Killer Nashville Finalist for The Silver Falchion Awards. In 2022 "Bayou" was chosen by The Author Shout book awards as a Recommended Reads and 2022 TOPShelf Magazine First Runner Up for Best Mystery Thriller.
All of Kim's novels can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indie Bound. Kim's writing career started after she suffered an illness that made her housebound for a few years. An avid reader of mystery novels, she began writing to fill her time. Kim's health struggles and successes have been chronicled on Lifetime Television in early 2000, in The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Women's Day Magazine, and Guidepost.
Now, with seven acclaimed mystery titles to her credit, Kim worked in various capacities in county government. Still, her job as a correctional officer ultimately offered her opportunities to talk and interact with a diverse group of people. Her experiences run the gamete from inspiring success stories to tragic endings as she writes within her mysteries.
Kim began networking and made connections with numerous homicide detectives, medical examiners, and prison officials. Her research has taken her to many places, including morgues, death row, and the occasional midnight visit to cemeteries to gain material for her novels. Kim is a Saint Leo University college graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. When she is not writing, she enjoys gardening, is an avid reader, and is a proud mother of four beautiful grown children; she currently resides outside Atlanta, Georgia.
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