The Cane's Inlet Mystery, Book Three
At the shocking end of SINISTER MOTIVES, Noah Sanders was forced to make a decision that would change everything he’d strived for since arriving in the coastal paradise, one that jeopardized not just his relationship with his family, but with his lover.
In Cane’s Inlet, located on a barrier peninsula along the Jersey Shore, the lucrative summer season is just two weeks away, with Hatcher’s Resort its most-desired attraction, including the newly opened Medusa Lounge. But drama ensued onboard the restored pirate ship, leaving Noah determined to leave Cane’s Inlet behind. A killer has another idea, and soon Noah knows there is no escape. Living behind enemy lines, Noah realizes he must finally confront Ginette and Emerson Hatcher about the truth he’s been hiding from them all these months.
But then the killer strikes again, making Noah’s investigation even more personal. He uncovers a string of secrets that have been lost to the ocean floor for generations. Reaching deep into the past, Noah is in a race against time before the season begins. Needing to repair his relationship with Demetri if he’s ever to find happiness, Noah sets a chilling plan in motion. One which will have devastating consequences, but not before the final, shocking truth is revealed.
SUSPICIOUS TRUTHS is the third part in a trilogy that will lay bare stories of the past, 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 families, one secret, and, ultimately, one man's discovery of his own true self.
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Publisher: MLR Press
Heat Level: 3
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, Stolen Heir
Word Count: 65,000
Setting: Jersey Shore, 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, a mention in 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 SCANDALOUS LIES
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.