In the spellbinding and suspenseful Let
Me Die in His Footsteps, Edgar Award–winner Lori Roy wrests
from a southern town the secrets of two families touched by an evil that has
passed between generations.
On a dark Kentucky night in 1952
exactly halfway between her fifteenth and sixteenth birthdays, Annie Holleran
crosses into forbidden territory. Everyone knows Hollerans don’t go near
Baines—not since Joseph Carl was buried two decades before—but, armed with a
silver-handled flashlight, Annie runs through her family’s lavender fields
toward the well on the Baines’ place. At the stroke of midnight, she gazes into
the water in search of her future. Not finding what she had hoped for, she
turns from the well and when the body she sees there in the moonlight is
discovered come morning, Annie will have much to explain and a past to account
It was 1936, and there were seven
Baine boys. That year, Annie’s aunt, Juna Crowley, with her black eyes and her
long blond hair, came of age. Before Juna, Joseph Carl had been the best of all
the Baine brothers. But then he looked into Juna’s eyes and they made him do
things that cost innocent people their lives. Sheriff Irlene Fulkerson saw
justice served—or did she?
As the lavender harvest approaches
and she comes of age as Aunt Juna did in her own time, Annie’s dread mounts.
Juna will come home now, to finish what she started. If Annie is to save
herself, her family, and this small Kentucky town, she must prepare for Juna’s
return, and the revelation of what really happened all those years ago. Download and start listening now!