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Search and Rescue
by Gail Anderson Dargatz

When a young woman goes missing on a nature trail, small-town journalist Claire Abbott is first on the scene, as usual. The clues to the woman’s whereabouts are misleading, but Claire has a sixth sense—what the fire chief calls a “radar for crime.” Trusting her intuition, Claire insists that the search and rescue team look elsewhere for clues to the woman’s disappearance. When they fail to follow up on her lead, she pursues it on her own, embarking on a snowy chase up a mountainside that puts herself and others in danger. She’s more than just a journalist chasing a story. Claire is determined to do the right thing at any cost.

Search and Rescue is the first novel in a series of mysteries featuring journalist and sleuth Claire Abbott.

Reading Level: 3.0
ISBN: 9781459805767
Pub Date: September 1, 2014
Price: $9.95

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About the author

By the age of eighteen, Gail Anderson-Dargatz knew she wanted to write about women in rural settings. Today, Gail is a bestselling author. A Recipe for Bees and The Cure for Death by Lightning were finalists for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She also teaches other authors how to write fiction. Gail lives in the Shuswap region of British Columbia, the landscape found in so much of her writing. Her next Claire Abbott mystery will be published in October 2015. For more information, visit gailanderson-dargatz.ca.

Reviews

Don Graves, Reviewer—June 18, 2014
"Black forests, snowy weather and a growing sense of dread stir the pot of fear and tension to a deadly twister resulting in drastic action, last second rescue and several red faces among the town’s male protectors of the peace. A sleuth with an edge launches Claire Abbott into a new series. I’ve got a hunch she’ll grow on you."

LibraryThing Early Reviewers, —September 2014
"[A] gripping quick read."

School Library Journal, —September 2014
"[A] relatable character, and [Claire’s] psychic ability grows at just the right pace for a short series opener. For new adult readers who prefer hi-lo books and reluctant or struggling teen readers."

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