What's it about? When Brannagh’s boyfriend, Nikki, disappears on a bird count in Northern Ontario, she reluctantly returns to her home town, Saint John, for a childhood reunion. Back in grade school, the all-girls club Tuatha-de-Dananns vowed to "protect one another's self-a-steam, forever and ever amen."
As Brannagh struggles to solve the mystery behind Nikki’s vanishing, she begins to suspect that someone is taking the club's oath "to protect one another" too far...even to the point of murder.
Excerpt: "Brannagh Maloney had lived with disappearances all her life. They were as familiar to her as the changing of the Fundy Tides. People who disappeared left cast-off shadows of themselves, marky tremblings that slunk out of corners on drizzly autumn afternoons..."
"A taut psychological thriller with more than enough mystery and rich characterization to keep us mesmerized...." -Reader's Respite
This book is kind of a "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" for grownups. -Night Owl Romance
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"Leveille is brilliant when it comes to building suspense. She drops little bombs, then waits several pages to spell it all out, which had me burning through the pages like crazy to find out what happens." -Diary of an Eccentric
"Sadly rich and beautiful writing."-Don Graves CANADIAN MYSTERIES The Hamilton Spectator.
PRAISE FOR "STANDING IN THE WHALE's JAW:"
Standing in the Whale’s Jaw is a swirling, twisting tale of intrigue. Two bright and daring young women weave through a cast of characters... to solve one great mystery and open their minds to a greater one. A thoroughly enjoyable read, it's a rollicking ride with many surprises along the way. -Linda Little Author of Scotch River
Kathy-Diane Leveille has set her story in a bygone place and time so vividly evoked that the reader is transported. Richly realized characters... -Trudy Morgan-Cole, Author of That Forgetful Shore
With its deftly crafted setting and a cast of characters who linger long after the last page, Leveille delivers. -Nadine Doolittle Author of Grey Lady
Standing in the Whale's Jaw has it all: mysterious deaths in lonely places,the stirrings of first love, dabbling in spirit photography and ancient female wisdom. A real accomplishment. - Laurie Glenn Norris Author of Haunted Girl
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PRAISE FOR "ROADS UNRAVELLING:"
Her settings and characters—their hopes and fears, verbal and behavioral ticks, even their smells—are keenly observed and full of sensual presence. -The Globe and Mail
Roads Unravelling is a winding highway of quiet, still surfaces and yawning depths. Patrolling the flow are gape-jawed monsters and small glimmering pearls of real beauty. -The
Dive into these stories, let their current take you.
Kathy-Diane Leveille portrays her travelling companions with clarity and insight. Her fiction is absorbing. Roads Unravelling is a great piece of Canadian literature. -Lesley Choyce Author of Seven Ravens: Two summers by the Sea