Mystery-thriller ‘Yosemite Lies’ on sale at Amazon

It’s finally here: the release of a modern mystery-thriller that’s been simmering in my brain since one of my own camping trips in 2015.

A getaway to Yosemite National Park’s vast and rugged backcountry turns life-threatening when two women camping alone realize they are being stalked—while long-hidden secrets may pose even greater perils in Yosemite Lies.

This one is a major departure from the historical Westerns I wrote with the Trail Angel trilogy. But like those books, Yosemite Lies is filled with strong characters, riveting action, and a propulsive story that will hold you to your seat.

Best friends Kate and Veronica welcome the escape as Veronica copes with a brutal divorce that jeopardizes her role in the company she founded with her husband. Yet a sense of menace looms from the outset. A handsome hiker with a mysterious past triggers alarms for Kate. An encounter with two aggressive strangers drives the women deeper into the wilderness.

When the danger ratchets up, Kate must discover who means to harm them—while seeking the courage to save herself and Veronica in a page-turner that will keep readers guessing until the end.

Fortunately, my camping trip wasn’t nearly so eventful—though memorable enough to spark the idea for the story you can now read. You can order Yosemite Lies through Amazon in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats. The book is a bargain in any version: $24.99 for hardcover, $14.99 for paperback, and just $4.99 for the e-book, which will be released July 11.

If you need to see a sample first before diving in to the adventure, you can read this excerpt on my website, derekcatron.com.

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