Nancy a Hughes
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About Nancy a Hughes
Nancy A. Hughes writes character-driven crime solving mysteries. She followed her dream from journalistic business writing to a life of crime. Her debut novel, The Dying Hour, launched October 15, 2016. A Matter of Trust, the first of a three-book series, was released May 6, 2017. Its sequel, Redeeming Trust, followed December 9, 2019. Vanished: A Trust Mystery book 3 was released by her publisher, Black Opal Books, on October 27, 2018. And (drum roll) the sequel to her debut novel, The Dying Hour, titled The Innocent Hour, was released in November, 2019.
When Nancy isn’t writing, she is devoted to shade gardening and to volunteering at the Veteran’s Hospital. She is a member of MWA, ITW, Sisters in Crime, and Penn Writers. Visit Nancy on her website at hughescribe.com, on FB or Twitter
Titles By Nancy a Hughes
Two crimes, one location, separated by two centuries. The question that binds them—what is buried beneath?
Outraged, Charlie takes Ben to a polygraph expert who confirms his innocence, but his accusers refuse to back down. Charlie hires a lawyer who withdraws the guilty plea, but Ben’s only defense is his word against a little girl’s.
Incensed by the impending miscarriage of justice, Charlie risks his own life to uncover the truth. Everyone lies—except Ben. Charlie’s digging exposes them both to an ongoing criminal enterprise.
The parents can’t face the mosaic of guilt, blame, and despair or help each other. On day ten, they are called to the morgue. The deceased is not Billy—this time. Shaken, they recommit to each other and vow to find him themselves. They scrutinize the bank’s security footage for incongruities only insiders might spot and follow the flimsiest clues into the murderous underworld of illegal adoptions. As novice detectives, they are exposed to extreme danger, skirting the law while keeping one step ahead of the villains and the police.
But is it too late? Will the kidnappers eliminate all trace of the baby? Or are they no match for two angry, determined parents?
Kingsley has worked hard, reinventing herself, away from her prestigious Philadelphia family, as head of commercial lending at a small, rural bank. Buoyed by new friends, meaningful work, and an amazing new man, she fails to grasp that honor among thieves is a real concept and that she is in eminent danger. As the star prosecution witness, her failure to testify could free two felons in unrelated cases. Or are they connected? As the plot to silence her gains momentum, Kingsley struggles toward redemption and a new life, finding allies in unexpected places. Haunted by nightmares and guilt, she vows to see justice done—that is, if she lives long enough to testify.