After her husband's death, Ruby made the difficult decision
to take a job driving a bus in Iraq for a year. She left
her four-year-old daughter with her sister, Misty.
Back in Texas a year later, Ruby is anxious to see her
daughter, but also anxious to turn over evidence secretly
given to her by a coworker before she was killed. As Rudy
waits by the luggage conveyor belts, looking around for any
sign of her family, her backpack is stolen, and the
evidence with it.
After realizing her sister is not going to arrive, Ruby
rents a car and drives to her home on the lake, only to
discover a drugged man on her lawn, who shoots at her.
Sheriff's deputies arrive and send Ruby to safety where she
encounters Sam, her late husband's foster brother, who has
done time in prison. As they watch, her house explodes, one
deputy is badly injured and the other one killed. Sam tries
to help one of the deputies and is injured. Two bodies are
discovered in the burned house, neither of them her sister
or daughter. So who are they? Rumors connect Sam to Misty.
Could he be involved? Then police discover a body in Bone
Lake along with Misty's car.
Sam McCoy wants only to finish the terms of his parole, but
Ruby needs his help. Law enforcement thinks he is guilty.
He should just walk away, but there is no way he can deny
Ruby. Together, they try to discover who has her family,
but death follows Ruby wherever she goes. The extreme
length the killer goes to is bone-chilling and the horror
of what may be in store petrifies her. Ruby thinks she
knows what he wants, but she does not have it anymore. It
seems someone in the Sheriff's department may be dirty,
too, and Sam's involvement is sure to put him back in
BENEATH BONE LAKE continues Colleen Thompson's
fantastic storytelling. The fleshed-out characters, the
setting and the suspense will keep you reading page after
Ruby Monroe knows she's way out of her depth the minute
she lays eyes on Sam McCoy. She's been warned to steer
clear of this neighbor, the sexy bad boy with a criminal
past. But with her four-year-old daughter missing, her
home incinerated and her own life threatened by a tattooed
gunman, where else can she turn?
Drowning in the flood of
emotion unleashed by their mind-blowing encounters, Ruby
is horrified to learn an unidentified body has been
dredged up, the local sheriff is somehow involved, and Sam
hasn't told her all he knows. Has she put her trust in the
wrong man and jeopardized her very survival by uncovering