Karma happens--often at the end of a lifetime of manipulation and betrayal. Sometimes we're not around to witness it; sometimes we are.
In Gone Awry--the last book in the Best Laid Plans series--we meander through Florence's early life and down the unfolding path that led to the buried treasure in Best Laid Plans. Will Florence have her final revenge on the women of The Next Step halfway house who she believes are holding her money ransom?
The cabin, where Shalese was to meet with Florence, is ablaze. It may be too late. Should she call for help? She panics when she sees the deputy's car drive up and hears the fire siren approaching. Not that long ago she was arrested for the murder of her housemate. Absolved, yes, but the fear of interacting wit the law remains. She bolts back down the hill to her car and flees.
About Jo Lauer (Santa Rosa, California Author)
Jo Lauer is a psychotherapist in Sonoma County, California. Her articles and essays have appeared in Sacred Hoop, Psychology Today, Journal of Clinical Activities, Assignments & Handouts in Psychotherapy Practice, Tiny Light, Moondance, GRIT magazine, In The Family, and Sonoma County Women’s Voices.
She has published two novellas, Waltzing with the Azaleas and Sojourner. Her story, “Quilt of Souls,” appears in the Vintage Voices 2010 Redwood Writers Anthology, Words Poured Out. Her essay, “She” appears in Potpourri For and About Women.
She is the author of Returning: A Collection of Stories and the lesbian fiction mystery trilogy, Best Laid Plans, which includes An Unlikely Trio: Prequel, Best Laid Plans: A Cozy Mystery, and Gone Awry: Sequel.
Please visit her website at www.jolauer.com.