From the Author
I know this from personalexperience, and that experience inspired WhatWe Found. Not only did I draw on real emotions, but I started with acurious fact: many people don't report crime scenes they find. Why? What mightthey be hiding that has nothing to do with the crime?
In my fictional story,22-year-old Audra is back in her smallNew Mexico hometown, where she just wants to fit in and help her youngerbrother. Those priorities change when she findsa dead body while walking in the woods with a former crush, Jay. For reasons ofhis own, he insists they don't report the body. When Audra can't accept that,she makes enemies. Plus, the dead woman was murdered, and someone startstargeting Audra with dangerous harassment.
Though she's not sure atfirst whom to trust, she does have allies. Two of these are an older woman andher adult grandson, who are both involved in falconry. This was inspired by myown chance meeting with a falconer, which led to multiple visits, interviews,and the chance to tag along on hunts.