Isolation (Faye Longchamp, Book 9)
Florida Book Awards Finalist"A worthwhile addition to Faye's long-running seriesthat weaves history, mystery, and psychology into a satisfying taleof greed and passion." —Kirkus ReviewsArchaeologist Faye Longchamp-Mantooth has dug herself a deephole and she can't make her way out of it. As she struggles torecover from a shattering personal loss, she sees that everyone sheloves is trying to reach out to her. If only she could reach back.Instead she's out digging holes all over her home, the Floridaisland of Joyeuse.In their old plantation home, Joe Wolf Mantooth is surrounded byfamily—Faye, the wife he loves; their toddler son he adores; andhis father, who hasn't gotten around to telling him how long he'sbeen out of prison or how he got there—yet Joe has never felt sohelpless or alone.Then a close friend at the local marina is brutally murdered,the first in a string of crimes against women that rocks MiccoCounty. Joe, desperate to help Faye, realizes she is in danger fromboth her inner demons and someone who has breached the island'sisolation. Local law and environmental officials say they want tohelp, but to Faye and Joe they feel more like invaders. Astruggling Faye reaches back over a century into her family'shistory for clues. And all the while, danger snakes further intotheir lives, threatening the people they love, their cherishedhome, even the very ground—some of it poisoned—beneath theirfeet.