Five Miles to Paradise
Set in the 1950s Jim Crow era, Five Miles to Paradise is Book 2 in a story full of racism, discrimination, and gritty realism.
You’d give your life for her. Now, you might have to.
Evil lives in the backwoods and swamps of Mississippi during the first half of the 20th century. From the dark corner of a decadent plantation mansion to the soggy decay of a one-room swamp shack, it breeds and festers, grows and blooms. It lies in the recesses of small-town ignorance and poverty of the Deep South.
Waiting. Waiting. The suspense rises. Always waiting. Watching patiently like a hidden viper coiled and ready to strike! And when it does, its venomous fangs show no mercy and suffer no remorse. Who will be Evil’s next victim?
Five Miles to Paradise continues the saga of Leah and Sheriff Heck Waterstim. Set in the delta farm country of Lafayettah County, the story picks up where Pale Moon Over Paradise ended. Friendship blossoms into romance. Now, Leah, an African American single woman, and Sheriff Heck are involved in an interracial relationship in the 1950s era of Jim Crow. This can only spell trouble if they are found out. Theirs is a love story that must remain secret.
Thayard Jackbo Bone goes missing, and Sheriff Heck Waterstim must try to solve the mystery of his disappearance. Is this mystery a murder or just the cruel hand of Fate? Will his tiny, pastoral, beloved Lafayettah County be forever changed by what he uncovers? Will Heck and Leah survive the evil, waiting for them in the lonely, forsaken backwaters of a Mississippi swamp? Only time will tell.