This time the Butler did do it.
Cluculz Lake resident Joylene Nowell Butler has written a page-turner suspense thriller that would make compelling reading for a cold winter’s night. Her novel Dead Witness centers around wife and mother Valerie McCormick who is from small-town Canada.
While visiting Seattle, she becomes the only witness to the brutal seaside murder of two FBI agents. When she flees to the nearest police station to report the crime, she becomes caught up in a web of international intrigue and danger. Suddenly, she and her family are in the sights of ruthless criminals bent on preventing her from testifying against the murderer.
Even with FBI protection, Valerie is not safe.
Whisked away from her family and all that is familiar to her, Valerie fights back against the well-intentioned FBI to ultimately take control over her life with every ounce of fury a mother can possess.
Butler is a Metis Canadian who has been writing for 25 years. A retired emergency response member, she belongs to DeadlyProse, an elite online writer’s group. In the past she has belonged to online workshops like Novelpro and Novels-L and has critiqued prize-winning noels such as The Race by David Shields and Deadly Enterprise by Christopher Hoare. She lives with her husband, their four cats and one dog on Cluculz Lake in central B.C. and is currently working on her sixth manuscript. In her spare time she teaches Tai Chi.
Butler will be signing copies of her book at Books and Company in Prince George on Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and at Save On Foods bookstore on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.