A SHEP HARRINGTON SMALLTOWN MYSTERY – BOOK 1
Imagine you’re in your late twenties. School is behind you. You have money, a beautiful wife, lots of friends. Everything you ever wanted is at your fingertips.
And then suddenly, it’s all taken from you.
Shep Harrington was a young, prosperous and happy lawyer, his bright future shining on the horizon like a beacon. But things that shine are not always what they seem. Contentment can be intoxicating, dulling the senses to the signs of change.
He and wife Anna were living their dream—together. And then they weren’t.
Shep was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to prison. Anna, believing him guilty, divorced him. Both were victims of a system created and operated by an older generation who valued power and money over fairness.
Out of prison, Shep must again contend with people who see truth in practical terms as he probes the death of a man whom he loved and who loved him. A classic murder mystery, Lonesome Song explores the challenges of surviving injustice and of doing the right thing.
Lonesome Song is also the title of a song I wrote years before I wrote the book. I used it in the first chapter. I recently found a recording of the song I made twenty five years ago. It’s cheesy, a bit clunky, and certainly dated, but listen anyway!