River Bones by Mary Deal

When Sara Mason returns to her hometown to start a new life, she learns that a serial killer is terrorizing its residents.

River bones

When Sara Mason returns to her hometown to start a new life, she learns that a serial killer is terrorizing its residents. Despite battling the memory of the drowning deaths of her younger sister and alcoholic parents, Sara is determined to make peace with her past.

However, she soon learns that the elusive psychopath is now stalking her. Sara's attempt to rebuild her life is hindered even more by the discovery of skeletal remains on her property. As the investigation focuses on several suspects, Sara discovers critical clues and bravely volunteers to be a decoy for the sheriff's department. 

Sara Mason is a woman whose destiny has brought her back home... but her decision leads her down a path lined with danger, and straight into the arms of a madman.

Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Crime

Language: English

Keywords: short stories hawaii tropical, mystery thriller suspense, historical sea stories, american fiction, puerto rico kauai hurricane, mercy sinking shipwrecks, hurricane secrets

Word Count: 88964

Sales info:

Amazon bestselling author.

Sample text:

Blood-red letters filled the top of the news page on the monitor screen…


Serial Killer Victim Identified


Each time Sara Mason went online to read and learn about the Sacramento River Delta, the hometown area she never had a chance to know, her homepage featured headlines about the elusive psychopath. She read the Internet posts with concern and remembered the fear caused by the Zodiac Killer of the 1960s and 1970s. Like with the Zodiac, authorities had no direct clues as to who the killer might be.

Reading the updates always set her nerves on edge. Just after moving into her home she thought she had heard someone walking around her property late at night but could never find a trace of anyone being there. Was she imagining things?

The news went on to disclose…


The graves of two unidentified skeletons did not contain ID and personal belongings, as was the case with previous burial sites found. Cat bones buried in the graves were the tie-in with previous victims, all found with bones of a small animal.

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Already translated. Translated by Paolo C. Borgonovo
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