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Coming May 2024

A lot of people go missing in Cedar Rapids, perplexing for a town that doesn't exit...

Michelle's life isn't going so well. She's broke, she's lonely, and the only plan on her calendar is her ten-year high school reunion. Just before the only event of the season, she gets a call from an old friend that stirs up a long-forgotten mystery. Michelle and her former classmates went on a trip to the small town of Cedar Rapids Michigan in the third grade and visited a picturesque farm that exists warmly in their memories. The only problem is that's the only place it exists.

After nearly twenty years without a trace of Cedar Rapids, Michelle’s friend Tammy claims to have found the enigmatic town, however, when the call ends, just like Cedar Rapids she disappears.

Michelle returns to her hometown to team up with her quirky mid-western family, Quaker grandmother, and childhood friends as they search for Tammy and the mysterious city.

When the secret of the town is revealed, it's bigger than anybody could have imagined. Michelle will have to fight her way through a cast of bad characters and a fair number of spiders to get her way out of this tangled web. Lucky for her, she's got a secret of her own that has always kept her safe, so far…

This book will be of interest to readers of Stephanie Plum novels, or the tv show Fargo. This is a cozy adjacent mystery with a dark edge and a hefty dose of humor.

"I call them my saints and they have always been with me." 

-Fanchon, A Masquerade of Saints



Nicole is the author of the saints mystery series. The first two books were awarded honorable mention in best-genre fiction from Writer's Digest.

Award Winning Journalist


Nicole was awarded first place in feature writing from the Michigan Press Association. She is also known as the syndicated humor columnist "The Starter Mom."

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