D. Edward Bradley
After an unknown uncle leaves Riley Barnett his estate in Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Riley is lured from her university life in Toronto to Canada's east coast. Conception Bay seems to be a quiet, quaint town full of friendly townspeople. But Riley quickly discovers that her uncle's death is shrouded in mystery and secrets, and also realizes that not everyone in Conception Bay is happy to have her there.
With Paul Sutherland, an attractive and chivalrous local, and a few loyal friends by her side, Riley faces gunshots, break-ins, and worse in her new town. A story about love, friendship, and family secrets, She Came From Away is a chilling mystery from start to finish.
ISBN ebook: 978-1-926760-90-2
FICTION | Romance - Suspense
Word Count: 80,000
List Price: $4.99
Published: November 5, 2012
"I liked the little twists the author built into the story at the end. It’s not a simple inheritance and fall in love story, there’s more to it. And it’s not something you would guess either. That’s part of what made the story enjoyable for me. Why not give it a read and see if you can sleuth it out before the end?" ~ Long and Short Reviews
"The suspense and actions caused me to be hooked right away. D. Edward Bradley writes perfectly, putting the reader right into the story. Experiencing exactly what the characters are feeling and doing. The descriptions of the various settings make vivid pictures." ~ A Novel Review
"Mr. Bradley skillfully steers his readers through the jumble of terrifying events, sharing the emotions of Riley and her boyfriend, Paul, with his readers. All of the characters are highly developed, and it feels as though the reader actually knows them all and shares the fears of the protagonists through the scary adventures. " ~ Dawn Edwards - The Kindle Book Review
"As with all Bradley’s novels, the characters are deliciously defined and the narrative well-written. I consider the works of D. Edward Bradley to be gems, well worth discovering." ~The Midwest Book Review
The front doorbell rang. Riley jumped to her feet from a seat at the dining table, slopping her cup of coffee but averting disaster—just. She rushed down the bare wooden staircase from her two-bedroom, second-floor apartment. Riley had a thing about doorbells and telephones. If the person left, or the phone stopped ringing before she could answer, she wouldn't sleep until the mystery was solved, but this time she made it.
Riley blinked in the bright April sunlight as she came face to face with the postman, his Canada Post cap tilted back a little. He was holding a large bulky envelope with "registered" written all over it.
"Sign here, please."
"Who's it for?" she asked as the dark-haired young man offered a clipboard and ballpoint.
"Riley P. Barnett. I guess that's you."
Before shutting the door, Riley glanced at the big white envelope. It was embossed in dark red at the top left-hand corner with the words, "Corcoran, Corcoran and McGrath, Lawyers, 15 Water Street, St. John's, Newfoundland." The postmark was dated March 28, 1978, just a week earlier.
Returning to her seat at the small dining table, she pushed away the half-empty coffee mug across the well-worn, polished surface.
She stared at the letter in front of her. "Weird," she murmured and reached for a knife that had been left over from breakfast.
The wad of papers inside seemed to spread itself out on the table as if propelled by some unseen hand. The first document that caught Riley's eye was entitled "The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Frederick Gibson."