Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pg. 99: Julia Buckley's "The Dark Backward"

The latest feature at the Page 99 Test: Julia Buckley's The Dark Backward.

About the book, from the publisher's website:
Tough. Unflappable. Stubborn. Crazy? Everyone, even her husband, believes Lily Caldwell went off the deep end when her partner Danny died in a mysterious shooting that nearly killed her, too. Based on the life-changing vision she experienced while technically dead, the thirty-year-old police officer is convinced that Governor "Nob" Stevens is the killer. Kicked off the police force and separated from her husband because of her convictions, Lily is forced to investigate the governor on her own. The trail is cold until Lily's husband returns with a compelling piece of information that breathes new life into the case and their crumbling marriage.

Shocking family secrets, blind ambition, betrayal, love, and forgiveness propel these captivating characters toward a startling revelation that also brings healing.
Among the praise for The Dark Backward:
"Julia Buckley is a funny, intelligent writer."
--Karen Lee Osborne, Ph.D, author of Carlyle Simpson

"I loved every minute of reading this book!"
--Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine

"... its muscular plot and sharp characterizations ... keep things exciting."
--Mystery Scene Magazine

"Julia Buckley certainly knows how best to please her readers at the close of
a very suspenseful tale."
View The Dark Backward book trailer and learn more about the author and her books at Julia Buckley's website and her blog, Mysterious Musings. Buckley is also the author of Madeline Mann, which Kirkus called a "bright debut" and bestselling author Anne Frasier pronounced a "tightly-plotted mystery" and "a fast-paced exhilarating ride."

The Page 99 Test: The Dark Backward.

--Marshal Zeringue