It’s here! Split River, a Novel of Mystery and Suspense

Someone is stealing souls, and Cay’s is next.

Split River

Split River cover Art
by Jeroen ten Berge

Where Cayenne Jensen grew up, Warrior Rock Lighthouse stands sentinel above waters split by Sauvie Island, Washington and Oregon states, and the good and evil intentions of a serial killer.

Four-year-old Cay is found adrift in a storm-tossed boat on the Columbia River. She believes the lighthouse shadows have forever hidden the reason she was abandoned, and her mother’s fate. Now, as an adult, she is drowning in the dark and frigid currents of losing her husband, her home, and being suspected of murder.

The secrets of her past, and how they tie to her present, remain hidden— until an innocent encounter makes her the target of a twisted mind. To survive, Cay must cut open memories,  face her fears, and follow a trail of raw bones into the killer’s lair.

Split River carries the reader through an idyllic world of lush vegetation, wildlife, and island people, into a young woman’s struggles to channel her fractured life streams and wash clear the mystery of Warrior Rock.


6 Responses to It’s here! Split River, a Novel of Mystery and Suspense

  1. Carl Grimsman says:

    Congratulations! Great cover. Best wishes for lots of sales. You deserve it. The book crackles. The island atmosphere casts a spell. Readers will feel like they’re right there with Cay, trying to unravel the diabolical twists and turns. As I said after reading “Burn Pile” your writing epitomizes the new creepy. It’s the real deal.

  2. authorriley says:

    Thanks Carl! I appreciate the support!

  3. Toni Encheff says:

    It is 12:48 AM, and I am enjoying this story! My heart was broken for Cay, as I read the first two chapters, and I think all women can relate to her feelings as she discovers her husband’s infidelity. The subtle knowing beforehand, the shock and numbness. Cay, I wish you had left the jerk at the restaurant! Now I am on the chapter where you are following him in the middle of the night in your car, and I am concerned about your safety. Be safe, girl!

  4. authorriley says:

    So glad you’re enjoying it, Toni! When you’re done, you can leave a review by clicking on the picture of the book (above) and going to Amazon. Scroll down the page until you find a button that says “leave a review” (or some such) and click it. You’ll be asked to sign up for an Amazon account if you don’t already have one (it’s safe and free), and you can create a “fake” name if you want. Please be sure you don’t leave “spoilers,” which is where you give away too much of the plot. Thanks so much! I’m currently working on a new series….

  5. Sandy Jones says:

    Hi Riley!
    I love your page! I am reworking our webpage to be a web/blog…hope you enjoy! Have a great weekend!!
    Sandy Jones

  6. authorriley says:

    Thanks so much, Sandy. Your site looks great. Let me know if you’d like to do a guest blog.