Mystery. Suspense. Empowered women. Tower Lowe (aka Donna Pecherer) tells stories set in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Homeville, Virginia. Her mysteries empower characters with mental health challenges and non-ableist characters from all walks of life. She lives in Santa Fe with her husband and their cat, Rusty.
If anything happens to me…
That phrase from Gloria’s email haunts Molly as she bounces around half-conscious in a dark space. Later, she opens her eyes in a small house with all the windows bricked shut and the door boarded from the outside. Her kidnapper has taken her keys, her cell phone, and her purse. Molly scrambles through the house, looking for any sign of life, any hope of escape, but the house is abandoned and she sees no way out.
The kidnapping of former fraud investigator Molly Donovan follows Gloria’s murder, an event witnessed by Molly and PI Miguel Alvarez. Gloria’s mysterious email throws the two investigators together in a frantic search for the perp. A stranger traps Molly inside the abandoned house while an old friend sucks Miguel into his troubled past. Molly trusts Miguel until a series of notes incriminates him and leaves Molly on her own to investigate a sex cult, missing money, and jaded love.
FBI investigator Ray Yazee is seeking the ghosts of his Navajo past. Private investigator Molly Donovan is losing her true love to a Spanish beauty. Sparks fly when the two meet over the kidnapping of an elderly woman in New Mexico. Ray worries he’s too crazy for love, and Molly considers ending her tenuous romance. The kidnap victim needs dialysis immediately, but Ray and Molly are led in circles by contradictory evidence and false stories from family and friends. As the end draws near, a strange coincidence promises to change the course of their lives.