When a sniper killed his partner, Sean McPherson was injured in the ambush. Now an ex-cop, he takes a job at a writing retreat in the Pacific Northwest. At Pines & Quill, he hopes to heal and put his life back together in the Zen-like capacity of groundskeeper and all-around handyman.

Sniper, Jason Hughes, blames McPherson for the loss of more than ten million dollars’ worth of heroin—and he wants revenge. In the guise of a New York City limo driver working on a sizzling tell-all memoir, Hughes arrives at Pines & Quill along with three other writers in residence: a bohemian psychic taking a break from grueling work as a forensic intuitive, a bitter divorcée who wants to open herself to a new life, and a vibrant and resilient potter navigating life from a wheelchair.

With conflicting agendas, uncertain loyalties, and romantic entanglements at play, Hughes finds it difficult to get McPherson in his sights. Gradually, he forms a different plan, one that threatens the lives of everyone at the retreat.

Available April 6, 2021.

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“The author of this impressive novel has poured elements from radically different genres into the blender and set it on high spin . . . The last page promises further surprises in a sequel, which Buchanan better deliver soon.”

“Buchanan’s narrative is well paced, flying right along. . . . the author has delivered an exciting beginning to an intriguing series.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A captivating cast, an isolated location, a raging storm, and the threat of death in every dark corner. Indelible reads like the best crime fiction with a shot of adrenalin. Get ready to stay up late because you won’t want to put it down.”
―Ann Garvin, USA Today best-selling author

“I was hooked from the first sentence. Buchanan’s Indelible is a delicious look at what can happen when you create a writing retreat in the bucolic Pacific Northwest and then populate it with many intriguing characters, including a grieving ex-cop, a beautiful woman in a wheelchair, an intuitive, and a serial killer. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire wild ride.”
―John Dedakis, author of the Lark Chadwick Mysteries, and former Senior Copy Editor on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”

Indelible is for the reader who loves a fast-paced page-turner; for the reader who likes some sweet romance mixed in with riveting suspense; and for the reader who enjoys getting deeply involved with each character in a well-written book. Indelible is for the writer who fantasizes about an enchanting writing retreat like Indelible’s Pines & Quill.”
―Pamela S. Wright, author of The Right Wrong Man and Twin Desires

“Fast-paced and with plenty of plot twists, you’re sure to be swept up into the story.”
―Debbie Herbert, USA Today best-selling author of southern suspense

“Unputdownable! Buchanan reels the reader in with descriptions of the setting―a writers’ retreat in the breath-taking natural preserves of Washington State. Each of the writer-guests has a personal agenda and style, and the characters are relatable. The tension of the plot contrasts starkly with the peacefulness of the surroundings, so the reader is led repeatedly through crisis and calm, building up to the climax of the book. Simply captivating!”
―Saralyn Richard, author of A Palette for Love and Murder

“Author Laurie Buchanan has written entertaining and believable characters in her debut novel, Indelible. The investigator McPherson is likable and will carry the series along with a wide fan base! A fun read!”
―Jennifer Greer, author of A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel

Indelible is a fantastic start to what one hopes is a long-running series. Buchanan has created a fascinating thriller set in a writers’ retreat in the Pacific Northwest. Atmospheric and delicious, Buchanan treats her readers’ senses while taking them on a roller-coaster of emotion. Cleverly balancing humor, romance, and a healthy dose of thrill, Buchanan delivers a perfect mystery. You won’t be able to put it down!”
―Michelle Cox, author of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series


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