The Cane's Inlet Mystery, Book One
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
In a tiny Adirondack village, a secret is about to be exposed. Noah Sanders learns from his mother—on her deathbed—that he is not who he thought. Suddenly, the unassuming Noah finds his entire life called into question, and only he can separate the truth from the lies.
He’d been given one clue: his real name. But what is the reason for his abduction from the family he should have known. The coastal paradise called Cane’s Inlet, situated along the Jersey Shore, is where Noah finds himself, trying to keep a low profile as he quietly begins his investigation. But Demetri, a sexy diner owner, catches his attention almost immediately, as does the local police chief when Noah stumbles across a corpse on the beach. But it is a family named Hatcher who most interests Noah, and he must find a way to insinuate himself into their powerful grip, and only then uncover the secret to his past.
SCANDALOUS LIES is the first part in a trilogy that will lay bare stories of yesterday, and in the end, no one will escape the web of deceit that has defined Cane’s Inlet for more than one hundred years. Scandalous, sinister, suspicious, the Cane’s Inlet Mystery is a tour-de-force tale of two warring families, one shocking secret, and, ultimately, one man’s self-discovery.
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Publisher: MLR Press
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Beach Romance, Coming Home, Death of Parent, Hero and the Great Quest, Lost Heir, Secret Baby, Stolen Heir
Word Count: 60,000
Setting: New Jersey Coast; Adirondack Mountains
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
THE INTER-CONNECTED UNIVERSE OF ADAM CARPENTER
If you’re asking the question: have we met before? Chances are, if you’ve read a few of Adam Carpenter’s novels, the answer is….yes!
Here are some connections and characters to keep an eye out for:
Parker St. John – appears in the Wonderland trilogy, ISLAND DESIRES, The Edenwood Saga, and The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Johnny Lee Capstone – appears in DUDE RANCH, NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length A YEARLY TRYST)
Chad Singleton – appears in the The Edenwood Saga and a cameo in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Jimmy McSwain – appears in the Jimmy McSwain Files and is referenced in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Noah Sanders – appears in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery and a cameo in the Jimmy McSwain Files
Joey Silva – appears in the White Pine Firefighters, THAT PASSIONATE SEASON, and The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Tanner Fox -- appears in SUMMER’S CHOICE and ISLAND DESIRES
Nick Lynch -- appears in SUMMER’S CHOICE and A RAGING FIRE
Trent Rogers -- appears in SECRET FLAMES and NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length A YEARLY TRYST)
Some locations have also done double-duty in certain series: Gaslight Bar, used in the Passport to a Fling series and the Jimmy McSwain Files; Crimson Sex Club is featured in ISLAND DESIRES and NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length YOU OWN ME); Sally’s Dive is in the White Pine Firefighters, Cane’s Inlet Mystery, and Jimmy McSwain Files.
It’s great fun for an author to connect his universe and characters. I hope you enjoy meeting up with familiar friends and places while you read the novels!
If you catch any other connections, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.