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Book TITLE: Essence
AUTHOR: Evelyn Allen Harper
The main character, Laura, is long-legged, late 30s, mom of two, and blonde.
Please make sure that designers utilize the perfume bottle image attached (They do not need to use the title, but the spilled bottle. Preferably on the back of the book).
“Why are you wearing my wife’s perfume?” Laura Baker’s rescuer demanded, after hoisting her out of the water.
Laura, a typical stay-at-home mom, is jolted out of her complacent world when she discovers that her best friend, Joan, is having an affair with her husband.
Banished from Laura’s life, Joan is an easy target for the escaped serial killer, George Knox, but when George’s murderous plan is interrupted, the quiet town is thrown into turmoil.
Broken hearted from losing both her husband and her friend, Laura is driven back to her passion of painting and into the path of Josh Lang, a recently widowed author, battling his own ghosts.
It isn’t until the alluring, Bob Miller, catches Laura’s eye that she thinks her life is back on track. With no recent sightings of the dangerous convict, the small town is lulled back to sleep, but unknown to Laura and the rest of the town, something much more sinister is afoot.
The serial killer tortures blonde, attractive women, pulls off their finger nails, scratches/tattoos KNOX into their foreheads, it's his last name. A local writer's wife dies from cancer and ends up being the woman Laura's sister she never knew. The smell of perfume that follows Laura that the author smells every time she's near is the perfume his wife wore - ends up that the dead sister is trying to warn her husband that her sister is in danger.
ashleyhowie, United States.