The Comfort of Distance
Deep in the forests of the Black Hills, human remains are being discovered – one bit at a time. Rumors of a rogue man-eating mountain lion are spreading through the county and panic is starting to swell. Sgt. Hank LeGris of the Custer County Sheriff’s Office is feeling the pressure; he needs to find out who the dead are, and how they got that way. Hank suspects that the bodies are the result of a more sinister predator. But in order to solve the mystery, he will have reach back into his own dysfunctional family history and pull in the only person who can get to the bottom of these strange cases – his estranged and disordered brother, the brilliant forensic anthropologist Dr. Sebastien Grey.
When Sebastien arrives in the Black Hills, he takes his brother, and detective Tiffany Reese, on a whirlwind tour of forensic thinking and deductive reasoning, not only solving the mystery of the human remains, but the murder of a local thug as well. In the process, Sebastien himself is forever transformed by his own success and by the charm and kindness of the lovely Detective Reese: “One day I hope you give yourself permission to be different, Sebastien. You’ll be happier.”
The Comfort of Distance is equal parts forensic mystery, police procedure and character study, with dashes of comedy and romance thrown in. Readers will be cheering at the end and ready for more.
5 Stars - A MUST READ "A well-paced story that draws you in; characters you won't want to leave. An ending that satisfies while you look ahead for what comes next! - Jenny Louwes, Reedsy Discovery
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4.5 Stars - IndieReader APPROVED. "A solid start to a brand new mystery series, THE COMFORT OF DISTANCE makes the most of its debut with a lively rural setting, great pacing, realistic dialogue and intense forensic details." - Jessica Thomas, IndieReader
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5 Stars. This book kept me hooked from the first page...I truly hope we hear more about Dr. Grey and his brother soon. - Jeri Carroll, NetGalley
5 Stars. [Sebastien] Grey has hints of the famous Holmes without being a replica, which hit the right note for me. Overall, a great read if you're in the mood for a mystery. - Mackenzie Schley, NetGalley
4 Stars. A really great depiction of a multi-genre novel. It hits on investigation, great character developments, some romance, and a lot of forensic study. The progress of the story was very well paced and the characters were all very vivid and developed realistically. - Sierra Starr, NetGalley
4 Stars. Characters were so well developed that I felt as though I knew them. I love when a book draws you into the story and it feels like you are living it with them. - Jacqueline Allan, NetGalley