About the Book
Book: Unintended Detour
Author: D.L. Wood
Genre: Christian Suspense/Romantic Suspense
Release date: October 21, 2021
A hundred-year-old secret might be the cause of and the key to solving a murder.
Jack and Chloe Bartholomew just wanted a romantic second honeymoon in the beautiful Hudson River Valley at the legendary hotel his family recently acquired. However, instead of spa treatments and horseback rides through the snow, things are all wrong at the Stonehall Estate Resort.
First, she learns of months of unexplained mishaps.
And now murder.
It soon becomes clear someone wants the resort to fail and will stop at nothing to make that happen. The question is…why?
In an effort to help the family business, Chloe picks up where the hotel’s last historical curator left off. But things quickly grow dangerous as her research uncovers truths hidden for decades—clues related not only to the mysteries sparked by a young girl’s death in 1931, but also those haunting the estate today. Soon Chloe is caught in a deadly race to expose the mansion’s secrets before more innocents become victims of the malevolent force behind it all.
Will Chloe bring the long-lost truth to light in time, or will she be the next to fall prey to the dark scheme, costing her everything, including her life?
Unintended Detour Excerpt Six
He slammed the door behind him, pressed himself firmly against it, and jerked up the gun.
The guests nearest him quickly back-pedaled, bumping into those behind them, creating a domino-like turning through the crowd.
“Nobody move!” Will yelled. “Nobody move!”
Screams and shouts erupted as finally the whole room took notice of him. The band’s playing halted on an unsettling cringy collection of wrong notes.
A few of the men took steps forward as if readying to engage him.
“I said don’t move!” Will barked, this time shaking the revolver for effect. When all but one of the men stopped, he aimed his gun at one of the two-story arched windows along the front of the house and fired. The glass shattered, raining down like shrapnel from a glittery bomb,
drawing more screams and sending guests scrambling away from the downpour.
The persistent man at the room’s center now stood obediently still, as did the only two servants currently in the hall—footmen attending the buffet. Glacial air streamed inside thebroken window, consuming all warmth as it spread through the room.
“I want a man at each of the doors,” Will bellowed, pointing the weapon in turn at each of the other three doors to the hall, one in each corner of the grand space. “Stand against it and keep anyone from entering.” The doors, he knew, swung inward, and by merely positioning
themselves in front of them, a single man could prevent anyone from entering
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
D.L. Wood is a USA TODAY bestselling author who writes thrilling suspense laced with romance and faith. Her books have won multiple awards (2016 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best Christian Fiction Ebook; 2019 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best General Christian Fiction) and her novel Unintended Target was selected as the May 2019 American Christian Fiction Writers Book Club book. She is an Amazon bestselling author of Christian Mystery & Suspense and millions of pages of her books have been read through Kindle Unlimited.
D.L. writes CleanCaptivatingFiction™- fiction that entertains and uplifts. In her novels she tries to give readers the same thing that she wants: a “can’t-put-it-down-stay-up-till-3am” character-driven story, full of heart, believability and adrenaline.
D.L. lives in North Alabama, where, if she’s not writing, you’ll probably catch her curled up with a cup of Earl Grey (light milk, one sugar) and her Westies – Frodo and Dobby – bingeing on the latest BBC mystery series. You can stay apprised of D.L.’s releases and promotions (including free and discounted books) by subscribing to her newsletter on her website at dlwoodonline.com.