About the Book
Book: Unintended Detour
Author: D.L. Wood
Genre: Christian Suspense/Romantic Suspense
Release date: October 21, 2021
A hundred-year-old secret might be the cause of and the key to solving a murder.
Jack and Chloe Bartholomew just wanted a romantic second honeymoon in the beautiful Hudson River Valley at the legendary hotel his family recently acquired. However, instead of spa treatments and horseback rides through the snow, things are all wrong at the Stonehall Estate Resort.
First, she learns of months of unexplained mishaps.
And now murder.
It soon becomes clear someone wants the resort to fail and will stop at nothing to make that happen. The question is…why?
In an effort to help the family business, Chloe picks up where the hotel’s last historical curator left off. But things quickly grow dangerous as her research uncovers truths hidden for decades—clues related not only to the mysteries sparked by a young girl’s death in 1931, but also those haunting the estate today. Soon Chloe is caught in a deadly race to expose the mansion’s secrets before more innocents become victims of the malevolent force behind it all.
Will Chloe bring the long-lost truth to light in time, or will she be the next to fall prey to the dark scheme, costing her everything, including her life?
Unintended Detour Excerpt Seven
Three men, all dressed in their fashion-finest, moved to comply. “If anyone comes in, I’ll shoot,” Will warned, hoping his threat would insure their obedience. “So keep ’em out.”
An eerie silence overtook the room. The quiet only served to heighten Will’s senses, and it was impossible for him not to be struck by the heavenly scent of roasted meats, freshly baked breads, savory vegetables and soufflés, desserts and…oh, the chocolates. The food overflowed on the buffet table. The grandiosity of it both turned his stomach and made it rumble. He hadn’t eaten anything other than a stale roll and bitter coffee since early that morning.
Focus, he commanded himself, a steel rod of purpose forming along his backbone.
He had just moved to reach inside his coat when a desperate banging sounded on the door behind him. Will’s heart jumped as he shoved his body against the thick wood. “Stop!” he yelled, turning his head slightly toward the door, but keeping his eyes on the throng before him. “Back away from the door! I’m armed, and I’ll shoot anyone who enters, got it?” The banging ceased immediately. “I don’t want to hurt anyone,” he added, his voice a degree softer, “but I will if I gotta. Keep everyone downstairs.”
Hurried footsteps raced away from the door, and urgency swelled within him.
The staff know now. It won’t be long before they send for help.
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Links to All Excerpts:
Excerpt One: http://travelerswife4life.com/unintended-detour/
Excerpt Two: https://carolkeen.blogspot.com/2021/09/unintended-detours-by-dl-wood-epic-book.html
Excerpt Three: https://www.amoderndayfairytale.net/2021/09/unintended-detours-epic-book-launch.html
Excerpt Four: http://montanamade.weebly.com/tell-tale-book-reviews/epic-book-launch-unintended-detour-by-dl-wood
Excerpt Five: https://blissbooksandjewels.com/special-book-feature-excerpt-unintended-detour-by-d-l-wood/
Excerpt Six: https://catsinthecradle.blog/2021/10/01/unintended-detour-epic-book-launch/
Excerpt Seven: https://lakesidelivingsite.wordpress.com/2021/09/13/unintended-detours-epic-book-launch/
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
D.L. Wood is a USA TODAY bestselling author who writes thrilling suspense laced with romance and faith. Her books have won multiple awards (2016 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best Christian Fiction Ebook; 2019 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best General Christian Fiction) and her novel Unintended Target was selected as the May 2019 American Christian Fiction Writers Book Club book. She is an Amazon bestselling author of Christian Mystery & Suspense and millions of pages of her books have been read through Kindle Unlimited.
D.L. writes CleanCaptivatingFiction™- fiction that entertains and uplifts. In her novels she tries to give readers the same thing that she wants: a “can’t-put-it-down-stay-up-till-3am” character-driven story, full of heart, believability and adrenaline.
D.L. lives in North Alabama, where, if she’s not writing, you’ll probably catch her curled up with a cup of Earl Grey (light milk, one sugar) and her Westies – Frodo and Dobby – bingeing on the latest BBC mystery series. You can stay apprised of D.L.’s releases and promotions (including free and discounted books) by subscribing to her newsletter on her website at dlwoodonline.com.