Art curator Jessamine Rhodes left behind her gig at a prominent big city gallery to open her own community art center in Rose Shore, a small town in the Okanagan Valley, BC. She’s all set to host an extravagant opening watercolors class and has even booked a famous artist to teach. Gabriella Everhart brings along her priceless painting Tranquil to showcase as the centerpiece of the event.
The opening class is just wrapping up when suddenly Tranquil disappears before Jessamine’s eyes. Next, the lights of the art center flicker out and leave the crowd in complete darkness as a scream pierces the air. To her horror, Jessamine’s flashlight reveals that a prestigious art collector has been stabbed, and her dreams of a perfect opening are as shattered as the champagne glass found near the scene.
Determined to save her now teetering reputation, Jessamine sets out to search for answers and the missing painting on her own. She invested everything into her art center and is too anxious to step back and do nothing. Along the way, she teams up with handsome paramedic Jackson Yeung, who seems to have his own secrets for seeking justice.
Publisher: TouchPoint Press
Publication Date: Summer 2022
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Holly Yew is a cozy mystery author whose debut novel is coming Summer 2022 with TouchPoint Press. After having called many places around the world home, Holly has settled in the Okanagan, BC with her husband, son, and two rescue dogs, Echo and Lillybelle. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s playing the piano, watching Star Wars, or enjoying a Dole Whip in Disneyland. Holly is a member of Sisters in Crime and loves connecting with other writers and bookworms on social media.