The last time anyone in Cottonwood County, Wyoming saw Sheriff's Deputy Foster Redus, he was bloody, cussing, and driving his pimped-out pickup into the November darkness. Banished to a small-town Wyoming news station to fulfill the remainder of her contract, Elizabeth "E.M." Danniher is trying to put her messy divorce behind her and make the transition from investigating high profile crimes to investigating faulty toasters. When a young girl begs for E.M.'s help in proving her father innocent of a murder, E.M. finds herself back on the crime beat and in the crosshairs of a killer. Arrested for the murder and released for insufficient evidence, rancher Thomas David Burrell is living a nightmare. Without a body or a crime scene, he's got no way to prove his innocence. His ex-wife has refused to let his daughter visit. The entire county still suspects him of the crime. Amazon.
Divorce a husband, lose a career ... grapple with a murder.
TV journalist Elizabeth "E.M." Danniher will tell you she committed two sins - she didn't stay young, and she made an enemy of a powerful news executive - her ex. She used to break national news. Now her top story as the Helping Out! reporter at dinky KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming is getting a refund for a defective toaster.
Tough, funny and determined, Elizabeth wrestles with isolation, keeping a professional edge, and an evolving self-image. Is Wyoming - the land of cattle, cowboys and tumbleweeds - her new home or a road to permanent obscurity?
Soon she's in a battle of wills with ex-football player turned journalist Mike Paycik, who sees her as a handy rung on his career ladder. And there's the matter of a deputy sheriff-missing or murdered? Elizabeth finds herself investigating at the insistence of a girl who's set on proving her father's innocence. Not that enigmatic rancher Tom Burrell makes investigating easy.
But Elizabeth won't fade to black without a fight, no matter how final some might want to make her Sign Off.
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"While the mystery itself is twisty-turny and thoroughly engaging, it's the smart and witty writing that I loved the best." - Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestseller
"This is one of those books that you want to stop everything to read while hoping it never ends."
"Sign Off is a brisk, enthralling page-turner" - P.B. Ryan, bestselling author
"Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." - Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author
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"I read it in one sitting. I hadn't planned it that way, but just couldn't stop."
"The characters were a mix of funny, sad, and quirky and were totally believable. There was just enough humor to lighten the story, but not to disrespect the seriousness of crime."