After writing a review, I emailed Elaine to tell her how much I enjoyed it and we began to correspond. She was in the process of moving to Springfield, IL but had lived in Ottumwa, IA at one time. She does frequent workshop presentations so it was only natural that I invited her to our first workshop two years ago and we finally got to meet.
However, Melanie is not the only one Hal has clashed with, and Melanie puts her investigative reporter skills to work when she feels the law is not looking at anyone but her. It becomes stickier as she wonders who to trust and how several possible suspects are connected. Life in this small town is turned on end before the crime is solved.
Elaine also has several books out about writing.