by Elizabeth Goddard
November 1-30, 2021 Virtual Book Tour
Criminal psychologist Erin Larson’s dreams of a successful career come to a screeching halt when she nearly loses her own life in a boating accident on Puget Sound and then learns that her mother tried to commit suicide. She leaves her job as a criminal psychologist to care for her mother in Montana. At least she is able to produce her podcast, which focuses on solving missing persons cold cases.
Nathan Campbell’s father was investigating such a case when he was shot, and now Nathan needs to enlist Erin’s help to solve the case. She’s good at what she does. The only problem? She’s his ex.
As the two dig deeper, it becomes clear that they, too, are being targeted–and that the answers to their questions are buried deep within the past Erin struggles to explain and longs to forget.
The race is on for the truth in this gripping and complex tale of suspense, intrigue, and murder from USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard.
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Published by: Revell
Publication Date: November 2nd 2021
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 0800737997 (ISBN13: 9780800737993)
Series: Rocky Mountain Courage #2 || This is a Stand-Alone Novel
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | ChristianBook.com | IndieBound.Org
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Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than fifty novels, including Present Danger and the Uncommon Justice series. Her books have sold over one million copies. She is a Carol Award winner and a Daphne du Maurier Award finalist. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, traveling to find inspiration for her next book, and serving with her husband in ministry.
Q&A with Elizabeth Goddard
What was the inspiration for this book?Because my main character, Dr. Erin Larson already shows up in book one, I knew she was a criminal psychologist, My main character, Dr. Erin Larson is a criminal psychologist and once I discovered that she was also a crime podcaster, the plot started coming together in big ways, and this element fueled the story.
What has been the biggest challenge in your writing career?
Juggling life and writing is probably the biggest challenge for most writers. I thought life would get easier as I got older, but it’s actually gotten harder. We live in a world filled with distractions and it’s a constant, daily battle to fight the interruptions and the demands vying for our attention and time. I must make writing my novel my priority and my job as if I were working for someone else and expected to put in the hours. That said, I’m grateful that I work from home and have flexibility in my schedule to meet all the demands.
What do you absolutely need while writing?
I’ve learned to write under all circumstances. There was a time when I had to have peanut M&M’s to power through, but sitting and eating chocolate candies for hours did a number on my weight and health. No surprise there. So I’ve retrained myself to write without the extra calories. I absolutely need my best creative mind along with a big dose of energy.
Do you adhere to a strict routine when writing or write when the ideas are flowing?
I wish! If only! I try to write in the morning while it’s quiet and before the day gets crazy, but often other demands take me away from my well-planned strict routine.
Who is your favorite character from your book and why?
I love my heroine, Dr. Erin Larson because I find her fascinating and I enjoyed the research I did to create her interesting background and the intrigue of her past.
Tell us why we should read your book.
You should only read my book if you’re looking for unexpected twists and turns.
Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book?
I had to learn about copper mines for this story and read all about how damaging to the environment they can be, how many millions/billions of dollars they generate in copper, and also the supposedly environmentally-friendly copper mines are in process. I over-research every element of a story to make sure I’m not missing anything that could contribute to the story as a whole. Another fact is that I had never listened to a crime podcast until a friend suggested this for my story, then I listened to many in order to know how to write that layer into the story. One podcast I listened to though brought me to tears and it took me days to get over the story of a missing girl.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for reading my books, and for your encouraging communications!
Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I’ve traveled to almost all the states in the U.S. and lived in six states. I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and started setting most of my stories there or in the Rockies (which I also love). Now I live in Washington state near where I’ve written quite a few books. I have a computer science degree and for years sold software, but when I had my first child, I decided to stay home with my kids (I have four, now grown) and it was then I pursued a writing career. I’ve been writing for twenty years now.
What’s next that we can look forward to?
Critical Alliance is book 3 in my Rocky Mountain Courage Series, after Deadly Target, and you don’t want to miss Alex Knight’s story! Then we’re off to Alaska in a new series for Revell.
For more information about Elizabeth Goddard, visit her website at:
BookBub – @ElizabethGoddard
Instagram – @elizabethgoddardauthor
Twitter – @bethgoddard
Facebook – @ElizabethGoddardAuthor
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