About the Book
Book: Unintended Detour
Author: D.L. Wood
Genre: Christian Suspense/Romantic Suspense
Release date: October 21, 2021
A hundred-year-old secret might be the cause of and the key to solving a murder.
Jack and Chloe Bartholomew just wanted a romantic second honeymoon in the beautiful Hudson River Valley at the legendary hotel his family recently acquired. However, instead of spa treatments and horseback rides through the snow, things are all wrong at the Stonehall Estate Resort.
First, she learns of months of unexplained mishaps.And now murder.
It soon becomes clear someone wants the resort to fail and will stop at nothing to make that happen. The question is…why?
In an effort to help the family business, Chloe picks up where the hotel’s last historical curator left off. But things quickly grow dangerous as her research uncovers truths hidden for decades—clues related not only to the mysteries sparked by a young girl’s death in 1931, but also those haunting the estate today. Soon Chloe is caught in a deadly race to expose the mansion’s secrets before more innocents become victims of the malevolent force behind it all.
Will Chloe bring the long-lost truth to light in time, or will she be the next to fall prey to the dark scheme, costing her everything, including her life?
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About the Author
D.L. Wood is a USA TODAY bestselling author who writes thrilling suspense laced with romance and faith. Her books have won multiple awards (2016 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best Christian Fiction Ebook; 2019 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best General Christian Fiction) and her novel Unintended Target was selected as the May 2019 American Christian Fiction Writers Book Club book. She is an Amazon bestselling author of Christian Mystery & Suspense and millions of pages of her books have been read through Kindle Unlimited.
D.L. writes CleanCaptivatingFiction™- fiction that entertains and uplifts. In her novels she tries to give readers the same thing that she wants: a “can’t-put-it-down-stay-up-till-3am” character-driven story, full of heart, believability and adrenaline.
D.L. lives in North Alabama, where, if she’s not writing, you’ll probably catch her curled up with a cup of Earl Grey (light milk, one sugar) and her Westies – Frodo and Dobby – bingeing on the latest BBC mystery series. You can stay apprised of D.L.’s releases and promotions (including free and discounted books) by subscribing to her newsletter on her website at dlwoodonline.com.
More from D.L. Wood
I love stories. I’ve always loved them. Stories carry you away, make you think, take you on suspense-filled rides and introduce you to characters that you love so much you want to meet them in real life. I’m such a voracious reader that at the age of nine, my eye doctor told me if I didn’t start reading with more light, I’d need glasses way too early. Can you relate?
I guess that’s why I became a writer—to be part of the amazing adventure that is storytelling.
And let’s face it. Right now, most of us wouldn’t mind an amazing adventure.
In my Unintended Series of suspense novels, you’ll visit sizzling Caribbean beaches, Tennessee in golden autumn, and a snow-blanketed Hudson River Valley with a cup of hot cocoa in hand. You’ll go with characters that are believable—flawed, brave and hopeful—in the face of danger. Of course, there’s always romance in the mix and touches of faith, leaving you encouraged as well as entertained.
It’s what I’d want to read, so I wrote it for you.
I’m beyond thrilled that the third book in the series is releasing. Frankly, I wanted to see what happened to Chloe, Jack, and Riley as much as my readers did!
I hope you enjoy reading Unintended Detour as much as I enjoyed writing it—and that you have an amazing adventure along the way.
Interview with D.L.
- When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I have always been in love with stories and suppose part of me also always wanted to be involved in creating them. I actually have a book on my shelf that I wrote in the fifth grade as part of a class project. It’s “hard-bound” with daisy wallpaper wrapping the cardboard cover. I was so in awe of people that could create worlds and stories that carried people away. I’m so thrilled that I get to do that now.
- What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love playing, singing, and writing music. I’ve been known to waste (I mean spend) a lot of hours on the piano. It’s a great break from writing books, especially if I’m suffering from writer’s block. Or if I’m just trying to avoid doing the laundry. There’s something really freeing about it. On top of that, I’m so grateful that I get to be a part of our church’s worship band and use my love of music that way. It’s definitely one of my favorite things.
- What’s your favorite part about being a writer? Research? First Draft? Editing?
It’s probably a tie between research and editing. I love starting with that nugget of an idea and then diving into all the information I can find that’s relevant to the setting, plot, and specifics about my characters’ worlds. But after that, I often find myself quite daunted when it comes to turning that nugget into a viable tale, so that bit in the middle—writing the first draft—is my least favorite part. Then in editing, I get to take a breather from creating something from nothing and focus on fine tuning, which I really enjoy.
- What do you think makes a good story?
I think a lot about that. There has to be an intriguing plot and twisty surprises, but in the end it comes down to great characters. A fantastic storyline will fall flat without three-dimensional, thoroughly fleshed-out characters that the readers feel they know. Characters they connect with. You want your readers to have a visceral reaction to the people you tell your story through—the underdog, the clever hero or heroine they root for against all odds, and even the villain they love to hate.
- What project are you working on now and how do we find your books?
I’ve just started work on the first novella of a standalone collection to be released next year. I’ve found there are a lot of readers looking for stories they can devour in a shorter period of time, and I want to tackle that challenge. I’m really excited about the intriguing plot “nugget” I’m starting with and can’t wait to develop it fully.
You can learn about all of my books on my website at www.dlwoodonline.com, where you can also subscribe to my newsletter and receive a free gift for subscribing. You can find me on Goodreads, Bookbub and on my Amazon author page. My books are available in ebook and print formats (Amazon) and most are available in audiobook format (on Audible, iTunes, Amazon, and some books at other retailers.) If you happen to subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, the majority of my books are available there as well.
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