J. E. Sterken, who grew up in an air force family and worked in a state correctional facility in California, has completed her new book, “Killer in the Mist”: a gripping mystery that follows a deputy of a small town who is forced to investigate the murder of a high school friend, leading him to treat people he’s known for years as the potential killer.

“Deputy Cody McMaster has spent nine years in the quiet Rooptown Sheriff Department—until a shooting happens in his jurisdiction,” writes Sterken. “A veteran and high school friend is shot on a hunting trip, and Cody has to find his killer. The widow is suspicious while a budding romance with a possible suspect enters into the mix. Cody’s friendships in high school become suspects, witnesses, and victims. He has to interview upstanding citizens although they have been friends their entire lives. He won’t stop until he finds the perpetrator of a string of violent crimes his department has never seen before. The small mountain-ranch community is unsettled and demanding answers. Who are the suspects, and who is the next victim?”

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, J. E. Sterken’s thrilling tale is inspired by the author’s time working in a correctional facility, as well as her time studying criminal justice, which helped her gain insight into the criminal mind and foster an interest in crime itself. Expertly paced and full of suspense, Sterken leads readers on an unforgettable journey where no friends can be trusted, and everyone could be a suspect.

Readers who wish to experience this mesmerizing work can purchase “Killer in the Mist” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

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