[Stone] takes a complicated stew of murder, mystery, and mayhem and boils it down to its essence with lyrical writing and perfectly timed revelations.
— Monti Shalosky, author / editor
Stone demonstrates a deep understand of the divide that runs between urban worldliness and small town isolation… Her storytelling weaves together disparate threads into a vibrant canvas that kept me turning pages.
— Jenevive Desroches, author of Oblong
[Stone’s] love of showing versus telling, her incredible ability to draw you in to her world, and her beautifully drawn characters are all present in this fantastic story. I was completely immersed in her narrative.
— Naz Keynejad, editor

Transplanted from New York City to the tiny mountain town of Waterton, Alberta with the task of saving a floundering new hotel, Rich Evans is desperate to return to the city as soon as he can. The locals seem unusually hostile towards his efforts, or maybe even menacing, and was that a cougar on his door-step last night? As Rich begins to wonder whether his predecessor disappeared of his own accord, he finds himself strongly drawn to Louise Newman, the garage mechanic who is fixing his suddenly unreliable BMW, and the only person in Waterton who doesn’t seem desperate to run him out of town. As Rich works on the hotel, the town is torn apart by a series of gruesome, unsolved murders. With Louise as his only ally in a town that seems set against him, Rich can’t help but wonder: will he be the next victim?


D.K. Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, D.K. Stone now writes novels for both adults (The Intaglio Series, Edge of Wild, and Ctrl Z) and teens (Icarus and All the Feels). When not writing, D.K. Stone can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.