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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Thrillers / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:288
  • eBook ISBN:9781624885006

Ripple Effect

A Park Slope Mystery

by Mary Slusarev

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In middle class Park Slope. alongside beautiful Park Slope, young Christine Ferrier, is attempting to rebuild a life, shattered by her husband's traumatic loss at sea. When her neighbor, talk show host, Maggie Jarratt, is bludgeoned to death, and a second victim found, the police greet her defense of Jerry Jarratt with scorn. As old secrets surface, a strange band of street musicians arrive to play at the annual block party, and tales of old evils are retold. More deaths follow but a fatal explosion and fire can bring only false closure.
For fifty-six years, a virulent sequence of horriffic torture and death in war darkened Eastern Europe has continued to fester. Now a new series of crimes is about to upend the complacency of middle class Park Slope, a cozy brownstone neighborhood alongside beautiful Prospect Park. It is here that Christine Ferrier is attempting to rebuild a life shattered by the traumatic loss at sea of her fooball star husband. When her neighbor, talk show host, Maggie Jarratt is bludgeoned to death, the police immediately make sexy sailor, Jerry Jarratt, their number one suspect. Christine, remembering the harsh questioning of the police and cruel attacks in the press, before she was completely exonerated in her huspand's death, rushes headlong to his defense. Despite, her best intentions to concentrate on raising her two yound children and the dogs she has agreed to foster,Christine finds herself inexorably drawn deeper frist when a second victim is found and then when a mysterious band of street musicians arrive to play at the local block party. More deaths follow and a fatak explosion and fire seem to bring closure. Christine, emotionally exhausted seeks the shelter of her family in Newport, Rhode Island, but now infectious strains of that old evil still linger, and now they threaten her very existence.
About the author
Mary is a longtime resident of Park Slope, Brooklyn, where she shares a brownstone garden apartment with her architect husband and their border collie, Misha. A avid sailor, she enjoys spending summers with her family cruising New England waters. An occasional traveller to exotic places, she continues to appreciate the year round pleasures of Prospect Park.