Shadow of Innocence (Main/UK), by Ric Wasley, is free in the Kindle store, courtesy of publisher Imajin Books. Be careful if searching from your Kindle, as there are two editions and only one is free.
In the turbulent, exciting year of 1968, “Mick” McCarthy and his pretty, petite but tough-as-nails lover, Bridget Connolly, are thrown into a tangled maze of dark secrets, drugs, sex, rock & roll…and murder.
Blair Prentiss Vanderwall, the beautiful, pampered, pseudo-hippie daughter of a wealthy socialite family summering in Newport, Rhode Island, is found dead on a beach and the last person to be seen with her is the cousin of Mick’s army buddy, Smitty.
Backed by the last few bucks from McCarthy & Son Private Investigations, Mick and Bridget fire up Mick’s motorcycle and head to Newport to retrace the last weeks of Blair’s life, from the marble mansions of Newport to the free-flowing, free-love hippie crash pads and smoke-filled bars on Cape Cod, and backstage at the Newport Folk Festival.
As the shadows in Blair’s life begin to take on a terrifying persona, threatening all who seek to shine a light on the mystery, Mick and Bridget must ask the real question?not who would have loved to wring Blair Vanderwall’s pretty little neck…but who wouldn’t.