When marital woes cause Charli May Parker to pack up and leave her husband and her life in New Mexico, and return to her childhood home of Alton Oaks, Illinois, little does she know that she is walking directly into a murder investigation. No sooner is she ensconced in her parents’ house, trying to catch up with long-time friend Sadie, but she happens to overhear a heated conversation between a clerk and a young man outside of the local grocery store. She doesn’t give it much thought until the next day when the young woman’s body is found in the store–having been stabbed multiple times. Charlie’s hometown was never like this. And another of her childhood friends, Jake, is now a local detective and is charged with investigating the girl’s murder. As Charli mulls over how and when to tell her family about her broken marriage, she is caught up in local gossip about the recent crime. Her own curiosity kicks in and she decides to find ou for herself just what happened to the young grocery clerk, much to the chagrin of her family, friends, and Detective Jake. But Charli is determined, just as is the conniving killer who is also determined to prevent her from solving the mystery of the Murder in Aisle Three.
MEGAN RIVERS is a former world adventurer and life-long writer who graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in writing and literature. She recently returned to live in her hometown of Evergreen Park, Illinois, her with spoiled pup, Gracie. She teaches outdoor and environmental education. When not writing, she loves to visit thrift stores, bask in the outdoors, get lost in a good book, or cook delectable vegan dishes.
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