About the book:
WHEN SECRETS ARE KEPT TOO LONG …
Keawalani is a village on the Big Island of Hawai’i, tucked away where tourists rarely go. Life is sweet and uncomplicated until Maile Palea, an 8-year-old girl, disappears. Twelve years later she is still missing. A Time of Secrets is the story of Maile’s sister and brother who never give up trying to find her and cannot heal until they do, of a village that no longer feels safe from a changing world, and of a perpetrator who discovers what disastrous things happen when you keep secrets too long.
The story unfolds with equal parts dread and humor, seen through the eyes of many quirky villagers, be they natives or haoles from the mainland. It is the emotional backdrop for the volcanic romance erupting between Maile’s grieving sister and the island cop who faces down his own fears to solve the crime.
If you love authentic Hawaiian lifestyle from crafts to art to foods – and if you like your stories served up with suspense and hot tropical nights – this is a rich, satisfying adventure just for you. Aloha!
5 STAR REVIEWS:
“This book has the perfect combination, deep, rich characters and a strong, heart-tugging plot. Plus it takes place in Hawaii. The characters have depth and feelings that surpass most mysteries out there.” By Mindy Mailman
“This one I give a 5 star to. The mystery part of the book alone is enough for a 5 star, throw in the details and characters and you have an amazing hit!” By FeedMeInBooks