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Book Title: A Storm of Doubts

Author Name: JPC Allen

Genre: YA Cozy Mystery

Release Date: March 1, 2024

Her dad said nothing could hurt their relationship. But what if he isn’t her dad?

Summer gets off to a rocky start for twenty-year-old Rae Riley when the ex-wife of family friend Jason Carlisle claims their youngest child isn’t his and Rae’s con man uncle Troy returns to Marlin County, Ohio. Rae is already at odds with her father, Sheriff Walter “Mal” Malinowski, over her desire to help people in trouble. When she extends that help to Troy and Jason’s ex-wife, Ashley, she and Mal clash even more.

Then Ashley disappears, and Jason and his brother Rick are the main suspects. As Rae and her aunt Carrie, a private investigator hired to protect Jason’s kids, work to discover what really happened to Ashley, Rae wrestles with Troy’s insinuations that she may be calling the wrong Malinowski “Dad.”

Book Excerpt

Steve Conrad strolled down the uneven sidewalk, his salesman grin providing a sizable dent in his flat face. Chuckling, he said, “I just want to ask you a question, Miss Riley. Not eat you.”

Thawing instantly, I bent my face over my backpack to hide the blush I felt forming.

“What question, sir?” I collected my wits, assembled my expression, then met his gaze with my professional manner.

“Nothing scary.” He leaned against my truck, folding his arms, striated muscles bulging from under the sleeves of a collarless white shirt with two buttons unbuttoned.  “I wanted to know what you and Ashley discussed in the bathroom last night.”

My air disappeared. This was what Dad warned me about, getting involved in a situation I had no idea how to handle.


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About the Author

JPC Allen started her writing career in second grade with an homage to Scooby Doo. She’s been tracking down mysteries ever since. Her Christmas mystery “A Rose from the Ashes” was the first Rae Riley mystery and a Selah-finalist at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in 2020. Her first Rae Riley novel, A Shadow on the Snow, released in 2021. Online, she offer tips and prompts to ignite the creative spark in every kind of writer. She also leads workshops for tweens, teens and adults, encouraging them to discover the adventure of writing. Coming from a long line of Mountaineers, she’s a life-long Buckeye.