AVERY FLYNN TURNS A SMALL NEBRASKA TOWN UPSIDE DOWN AS SHE UNLEASHES MURDER AND PASSION IN UP A DRY CREEK, THE DEBUT
TITLE IN HER DRY CREEK ROMANTIC SUSPENSE SERIES
AND HER FIRST PUBLISHED NOVEL
Digital First Publisher Evernight Launches Flynn’s Dry Creek Series with UP A DRY CREEK, an Ebook Original, on Sale Now
Avery Flynn takes her place in the vanguard of today’s book marketplace as she makes her debut with the first of four Dry Creek contemporary romantic suspense novels, Up a Dry Creek, an e-book original from Evernight Publishing. Having conceived Dry Creek as a digital first series, Flynn plans at minimum of three more novels in the series.
Flynn notes that digital first publishing “is, indeed, the new ‘mass market’ as so many have said.” She continues saying, “after years of watching paperback original lists shrink at the major publishers and then getting socked with the recession, it’s like seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for deserving authors struggling for publication. This is especially true for genre authors, certainly within romance, science fiction and fantasy, where so many successful writers traditionally got their start in paperback.”
Originally from western Nebraska, Flynn was inspired by her former hometown for the setting of her fictional town of Dry Creek, home to the Layton family for generations, including Claire Layton and her brothers Hank, Chris and Sam. Claire is a successful, though somewhat debt-ridden, restaurateur who minds her own business—literally. She has enough on her plate between an irascible chef, an abandoned sous-chef, and the pressure of running her highly praised eatery, Harvest. But when she discovers one of her customers dead in her dumpster, her world begins to unravel.
Even as her county sheriff brother Hank and his team continue to swarm the property looking for evidence, she receives a threatening call. It seems there’s a slight problem involving the dead young woman in the dumpster. She doesn’t have her phone and her flash drive with her. The killer makes it clear that Claire better find them by noon the next day or he’ll go after her and her entire family.
With the clock ticking, Claire searches for the missing items to no avail. Complicating matters is the arrival of Jake Warrick, a hotshot security expert hired by the dead woman’s father to find her killer. Claire’s trying her best to get Jake out of her restaurant when her jeep goes up in flames. The noon deadline has passed.
Determined to find the killer and to keep her family safe, Claire refuses to back down, even as the murderer continues to terrorize her. Jake isn’t backing down either, and the tension between the two—sexual and otherwise—continues to mount. Jake has no intention of leaving Claire in danger—or before he gets to know her much, much better.
Clues, most leading nowhere, pile up, and the threads of the mystery are becoming still more complicated, even as the killer comes closer and closer to claiming his prize—and his prey.
In Up a Dry Creek, Avery Flynn brings readers a strong and sexy romantic suspense novel, with plenty of action, engaging characters and a shocking ending.