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Independence Day! Nobody does it up better than a small rural town. Ember Mackay needs that right now— the potlucks and picnics, the fireworks, the friends. Recently learning she has a life-threatening illness, her first instinct is to run to her secluded Placid River cabin, built in 1950 by her grandfather. She hopes for the peace and pleasure she experienced as a child, but instead she finds mystery, murder, and a revenge plot that has taken a generation to unfold.
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About Placid River Runs Deep:
Like stones beneath Placid River, a dark tragedy lurks.
When Ember Mackay learns she has a life-threatening illness, she flees to the old Placid River cabin, but instead of solace, she finds mystery, murder and a revenge plot that has taken a generation to unfold.
Diagnosis: hepatitis C. It’s a shocker for Ember Mackay. In 2010, there is no cure and she is far too young to die. Ember needs time to process, so she makes for River Lane, the Southwest Washington summer community her grandparents helped establish long ago. The old cabin holds happy memories, but can they ease the grim reality that will change her life forever?
Her focus shifts when an elderly River Lane patron is found horribly murdered and his brother dies a mysterious death. A handsome artist whom Ember hasn’t seen since childhood becomes friend, lover, and then protector, but his care may be coming too late. When a third neighbor is killed and the cops are no nearer to discovering a motive, let alone the killer’s identity, it becomes clear no one is safe.
Praise for PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP
“…A thrilling combination of menace and pastoral beauty. After reading this book you may want to rethink your summer holiday.” —Lily Gardner, author of Betting Blind
Praise for Mollie Hunt
“…People like Mollie are rare in this world because they infuse their own curiosity about that world with true empathy… the recipe for not only a quality person, but, in the end, a great artist as well.” —Jackson Galaxy | Cat Behavior Consultant
I wrote Placid for two reasons. Firstly, of course, was the story which came to me like they do, demanding to be put into print.
But equally as important was my desire to address the dilemma of hepatitis C in today’s society. Even though hep C affects an estimated 3.5 million people in the U.S. alone, and even though they have finally, after years of research, come up with a cure, there is still much stigma around this blood-borne disease. For many, the stigma is more damaging, mentally and physically, than hep C itself.
This stigmatizing is largely due to ignorance about the disease such as the misconception that it can be transmitted through a hand-shake or a hug. (Though hep C is potentially infectious, the only way it is passed is with blood-to-blood contact.)
Its link to injection drug use also causes people to shun those with the disease, though many contracted it by other means, such as a blood transfusion or other association with the medical profession.
“Former injection drug users may feel haunted by their past and want to avoid this label. Active injection drug users carry the burden of having two stigmatized diseases, addiction and hepatitis C.” Stigma and Hepatitis C, the Harvoni website
“Many people are unaware they’re infected. 55 to 85 percent will develop chronic HCV infection. For people with chronic HCV, the chance of developing cirrhosis of the liver is 15 to 30 percent within 20 years. 71 million people around the world are living with chronic HCV (as of) Jun 1, 2018” Hepatitis C by the Numbers: Facts, Stats, and You
Kitty says: Isn’t it time for a summer read?