Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | By: The Write Way Cafe

Tuesday Special: Vanished by Nancy A. Hughes

Nancy Hughes
by Nancy A. Hughes
It was supposed to be the kidnappers’ last job, snatching the infant of a poor single mother for an unsuspecting wealthy client. But the kidnappers grab the wrong baby—Billy, the son of high-profile bankers, Kingsley and Todd Henning—from their employer’s secure daycare. Realizing their mistake, the kidnappers plant evidence to implicate the parents and dismantle their operation. No ransom call comes. Detectives, convinced the parents are guilty, interrogate relentlessly as they uncover planted evidence.

The parents can’t face the mosaic of guilt, blame, and despair or help each other. On day ten, they are called to the morgue. The deceased is not Billy—this time. Shaken, they recommit to each other and vow to find him themselves. They scrutinize the bank’s security footage for incongruities only insiders might spot and follow the flimsiest clues into the murderous underworld of illegal adoptions. As novice detectives, they are exposed to extreme danger, skirting the law while keeping one step ahead of the villains and the police.

But is it too late? Will the kidnappers eliminate all trace of the baby? Or are they no match for two angry, determined parents?

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Nancy A. Hughes, a native of Key West who grew up in Pittsburgh, lives with her husband in south central Pennsylvania. Following graduation from Penn State where she studied journalism, she spent most of her career in business writing, specializing in media, community, and public relations for small to midsize businesses.

In recent years, Nancy turned her attention to murdering people—on paper, that is. Her debut mystery novel, The Dying Hour, was released on October 15, 2016, by Black Opal Books. A Matter of Trust, the first of the Trust trilogy, followed on May 6, 2017, Redeeming Trust on December 9, 2017, and Vanished on October 27, 2018. Her focus is character-driven crime-solving mysteries; her sub-genre amateur sleuths.

When she isn’t writing, Hughes is devoted to shade gardening, volunteering at the VA, and spending time with family and friends. Visit her on her website at hughescribe.com


HiDee said...

Thank you for sharing with us today, Nancy!

Zari Reede said...

Sounds like a great plot. Wishing you wonderful sales!

Roman Empire Mystery Lover said...

I'm so happy to see you get the exposure your book deserves. I have only one piece of advice to visitors at the Write Way Cafe: Sample a scone and a cup of latte while you read VANISHED. Best wishes, June Trop

Elly Molina said...

Sounds suspenseful and I can only imagine the amount of work and love it took for you to bring this level of excitment to the readers! Congrats!