The Buried Book
When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he’s left on his uncle’s farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible.
It’s 1952, and Jasper isn’t allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He’s lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle’s good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she’s coming back.
Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses. As he’s drawn deeper into an adult world of corruption, scandal, and murder, Jasper uncovers the shocking past still chasing his mother - and now it’s chasing him too.
About D.M. Pulley (Cleveland, Ohio Author)
D. M. Pulley's debut novel, The Dead Key, was inspired by her work as a structural engineer in Cleveland, Ohio. During a survey of an abandoned building, she stumbled into a basement vault rumored to contain hundreds of unclaimed safe deposit boxes. The mystery behind the vault haunted her for years, until she put down her calculator and started writing.
The Dead Key won the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Grand Prize. Pulley continues to work as a private consultant and forensic engineer, investigating building failures and designing renovations. She lives in northeast Ohio with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Her second novel is slated for publication in August 2016.