A New Jersey native, author Susan Maroney is a poet, writer, and photographer who holds a MAT degree in French and, for a number of years, taught high school French. Since retiring, Susan has devoted much of her time and efforts to writing and photography. Using these skills, Susan created a line of notecards and greeting cards, entitled, “Novelty Foto Notes,” which have won numerous awards on the local, state, and national levels. Along with her writing and photographic work, Susan enjoys cooking and swimming, and is an experienced volunteer, dedicating her time to working with local organizations. One such organization is her local Woman’s Club, in which she has served as a board member in various capacities, including as president twice.
Maroney writes, “Sarah Peterson is president of the Calm Woods Cove Women’s Club named after the town in which it is located. The Women’s Club is closely associated with almost every aspect of life in Calm Woods Cove. Sarah loves living in Calm Woods Cove. It has a reputation as being a friendly and welcoming place to live. But most importantly, it has an almost nonexistent crime rate. It is said that you can live, work, and play there, feeling completely safe.
“But Sarah is beginning to wonder about this claim after speaking with Ralph Peterson, the club’s recently hired custodian. He received a call laced with obscenities warning him that his custodial job at the Women’s Club was in jeopardy. He felt that both his job and his life were being threatened. To calm him, Sarah responded that it probably was just a prank call, but the more she thought about it, the more she is not so sure,” writes Maroney.
“Her doubts are confirmed when the bloody corpse of Ralph Peterson is found on the floor in the rental manager’s office. It appears that the call he had received was not a prank. Someone is upset that he was awarded the custodial position. But who and why?
“Important key members of the club become suspects causing Sarah to wonder if one of her close friends is a cold-blooded murderer. Unnerving twists and turns occur. Danger mounts. Sarah is on edge because she needs to be constantly on her guard.”
Published by Page Publishing, Susan Maroney’s thrilling tale was inspired by the author’s real-life work with her local Woman’s Club, which holds its meeting in a fascinating old building that sparked Maroney’s imagination to serve as a backdrop for a murder mystery. Expertly paced and full of suspense, Maroney deftly weaves a trail of clues and red herrings that will leave readers on the edge of their seats as they follow Sarah on her investigation to discover who amongst her small-town neighbors the killer could be.
Readers who wish to experience this mesmerizing work can purchase “Shattered Calm” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
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