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The Fallen

Laurel S. Peterson

Clara Montague is having dreams again, the kind that should steer her away from trouble but always lead her to it. She survives a drive-by shooting that takes the life of a cop, but it complicates her new romantic relationship with police Chief Kyle. Her conservative Connecticut town isn't thrilled to have an African American Police Chief or have him dating one of their own. The deeply hidden motives behind the shooting eventually lead Kyle and Clara to New Orleans. Will Clara's visions be enough to keep them safe from Kyle's past?

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"A thrilling sequel to Shadow Notes! I can't wait for the next Clara Montague book!"

- Penny Farthing

About the Author

Laurel S. Peterson is a Professor of English at Norwalk Community College and served as poet laureate of Norwalk, CT from 2016 to 2019. Her poetry has been published in many small literary journals. She has two poetry chapbooks: That’s the Way the Music Sounds, from Finishing Line Press (2009) and Talking to the Mirror from The Last Automat Press (2010). A full length collection of poetry, Do You Expect Your Art to Answer You? was released by Futurecycle Press (2017). She also co-edited a collection of essays on women’s justice titled (Re)Interpretations: The Shapes of Justice in Women’s Experience (2009). The first Clara Montague novel, Shadow Notes, was released by Woodhall Press (May 2021). Learn more at laurelpeterson.com

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