Friend and fellow author Joan Hall has just released the final book in her Driscoll Lake seriesUnclear Purposes.

I’m pleased to have Joan with me today. Let’s give her a warm welcome as she shares her latest release with us.

Thanks for hosting me today, Michele. It was a long time in coming, but I’m over the moon excited about the release of Unclear Purposes, the third and final book of the Driscoll Lake Series. I appreciate you sharing this with your readers.

Like my other books, there is an element of romance thrown in. Today, I’m sharing an excerpt of a scene between the two main characters, Christine Lawrence and Vince Green. Christine is a bit reluctant to begin a relationship and she senses Vince may be hiding secrets. Let’s look.

Christine sensed there was more to the story. “Any siblings?”

His eyes were fixed on some object across the room. She wondered if he had even heard the question.


He jerked his head toward her. “I’m sorry. You were saying?”

“I asked if you had any siblings.”

“A brother. He lives in Naples, Florida. Haven’t seen him since… It’s been a couple of years.”

Definitely a story there, but Christine didn’t want to push for information. She didn’t know him well enough to ask. Maybe in time, if they continued to see one another, he would confide in her.

They sat in silence for a while, watching the flames dance in the fireplace. Even with the awkward moment earlier, Christine felt safe. Content. She could get used to this.

“Think you’ll ever marry again?” His voice was so low she almost didn’t hear him. Even so, she wasn’t sure she’d understood.

“What did you say?”

“Probably shouldn’t have been so blunt. I tend to say what’s on my mind.”

“I don’t have a problem with someone being frank, but your question caught me off guard.”

“Why? You’re an attractive woman. It’s been a while since Kyle’s death.”

“Guess I haven’t thought a lot about it. I’ve only been out on a few dates.”

“Easily changed. I’d like to make sure it does.”

She offered a tentative smile. “You don’t mince words, do you?”

“Everything that has happened the last few weeks has made me realize how short life can be. If someone has a chance at happiness, they should grab onto it and not let go.”

“Someone recently reminded me of that.”

“So, what do you think? Interested?”

Christine smiled. “I’m more than interested.”


Some people take secrets to the grave…

Three years after her husband’s murder, Christine Lawrence still struggles for balance. She has a rewarding career and a close circle of friends but feels oddly unfulfilled. Worse, the close relationship she once had with her teenage daughter has grown increasingly strained.

Former FBI agent, Vince Green, is battling demons of his own—painful secrets that drove him from Driscoll Lake. Newly resettled in the small town, he makes his living as a private investigator.

When Vince and Christine cross paths, stumbling over the body of a murder victim, he’s forced to confront memories he thought long buried. The circumstances surrounding the killing are eerily similar to a victim from his past.

As the body count continues to rise, Christine finds herself drawn to Vince. With a murderer stalking the streets of Driscoll Lake, neither is aware the killer has targeted her as the next victim—or that Vince’s past is key to unmasking a disturbed and deadly killer.

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I’m happy to host Joan today as she celebrates her latest release. Please join me in wishing her much success.


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