Award-winning author Mary Coley has been a life-long writer and has worked in the fields of journalism and communications as well as science education. A trained naturalist and interpretive guide, she lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Beehives: A Suspense Novel
Jamie Aldrich is ready to begin the next chapter of her life. After dealing with a series of frightening events that began with the loss of her husband two years ago and the near-death of her elderly great aunt, she’s taking a well-earned vacation with her fiancé in Oklahoma’s historic Osage Hills State Park, a place rumored to hold gangsters’ hidden loot. Her newfound serenity is disrupted when she finds the body of an elderly woman on a hiking trail. Park Ranger Doug Moyer calls the recluse’s death an accident, the result of a falling tree, but Jamie isn’t so sure.
Soon after, while exploring the park, Jamie discovers a surprising inscription on a crumbling wall, “Patrick Gallagher loves Mary Jamison, 1954.” Mary is Jamie’s mother, but Jamie has never heard of Patrick. Her mother refuses to explain, as usual. When Sam disappears after smoke fills their cabin, it is clear something strange and sinister is going on. Can Jamie unravel the ties between the women’s mysterious death, Sam’s disappearance and her mother’s first secret love?
If not, she and the secrets, may be buried together, forever.