DEATH BY THE RIVER
Winner/Gold: Young Adult Fiction – Horror / Mystery — 2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Winner/Gold: Fiction —Social Issues — 2019 Readers' Favorite Awards
Winner/Gold: Young Adult Fiction — 2019 International Book Awards
Distinguished Favorites/Silver: New Adult — 2019 New York City Big Book Award
Winner/Bronze: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror — 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards
Finalist: Young Adult Fiction — 2019 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award
Finalist: Fiction: Young Adult — 2018 Best Book Awards
Finalist: Mystery / Thriller Top 5 — Kindle Book Awards
LongList: Suspense and Thriller Fiction — 2019 CLUE Book Awards
A division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (Winners TBA 2020)
SOME TRUTHS ARE BETTER KEPT SECRET.
SOME SECRETS ARE BETTER OFF DEAD.
Along the banks of the Bogue Falaya River, sits the abandoned St. Francis Seminary. Beneath a canopy of oaks, blocked from prying eyes, the teens of St. Benedict High gather here on Fridays. The rest of the week belongs to school and family—but weekends belong to the river.
And the river belongs to Beau Devereaux.
The only child of a powerful family, Beau can do no wrong. Handsome. Charming. Intelligent. The star quarterback of the football team. The “prince” of St. Benedict is the ultimate catch.
He is also a psychopath.
A dirty family secret buried for years, Beau’s evil grows unchecked. In the shadows of the ruined St. Francis Abbey, he commits unspeakable acts on his victims and ensures their silence with threats and intimidation. Senior year, Beau sets his sights on his girlfriend’s headstrong twin sister, Leslie, who hates him. Everything he wants but cannot have, she will be his ultimate prize.
As the victim toll mounts, it becomes crystal clear that someone has to stop Beau Devereaux.
And that someone will pay with their life.
WARNING: Readers of Death by the River will encounter situations of violence and sexual abuse/rape which could be upsetting.