Society beauty and skilled amateur cellist Marie Donovan finds herself in deep trouble after her pro-quarterback husband sails off a Dallas high rise–many say in shame after his investment scheme implodes. Just months later, the widowed Marie’s shock turns to terror when she’s charged with murdering a lecherous opera maestro. Evidence points squarely at her, but Marie swears she’s been framed.
Only her best friend believes her.
The stunning wife of renowned NFL quarterback Cole Donovan is no stranger to struggle. Not only does she fight off the groupies who wanted to take her man, but she feels alienated in Cole’s pro-football macho culture. When her philandering, hard-drinking husband retires after an injury, he begins playing with high society’s money. Winning at all costs catches up with him…
…and leaves Marie on the hook for millions.
Scorned by society, charged with murder, Marie pins her hopes on defense attorney Ryan Ingles, one of Cole’s college football pals. After his legal team reveals a long line of victims to the murdered maestro’s charms, the troupe travels to distant islands to locate Cole’s missing millions and restore Marie’s reputation. As the tropics weave their spell, a corrupt offshore banker makes Marie question if she will ever be free of blame…
…and find her own place in this world.
“Twisted Excitement at the Opera”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Reed L. Bates
I loved it! I didn’t want to put it down and kept thinking about it when I couldn’t read it, like at work. Very well thought out, and fun. I could even see the characters on the screen, so it could be a movie, too.
About the Author
Pat Dunlap Evans was born in Michigan but “got to Texas as soon as I could.” Her family lived in San Antonio and Dallas, where she attended South Oak Cliff High School and Southern Methodist University, eventually completing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English at University of Missouri, Kansas City.
After college, Pat stressed her way as a single mom through twenty-five years of varied advertising and marketing roles before retiring at last to write novels. She lives in the Lake Travis area with her second husband Dr. Bill Evans and enjoys travel, golf, volunteer work, sailing and the escapades and chaos of the couple’s combined five adult children, five grandchildren and two Cockalier dogs.
Pat has written two novels, To Leave a Memory and Out and In, both available on Amazon and Kindle Direct Publishing.