A car accident shattered the ankle and first marriage of probation officer Gillian Jones. In her mid-thirties, Gillian’s remarried and life would be perfect if only she had a child. Her 17-year-old probation client, Jessica Coffers, abandoned her baby as a newborn. Jessica is now raising the rescued infant, although some people in Bend Brook, Nebraska, are pressuring the county attorney to file additional charges. When the county attorney is murdered, Jessica is the prime suspect but Gillian believes she’s innocent. As Gillian throws herself into uncovering the truth, she finds the questions painful and the answers deadly.
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Lois Lewandowski is the author of the Gillian Jones Mystery Series. The novels are character-driven Midwestern murder mysteries which incorporate social issues and humor, and examine how the past plays a part in the present. The second book in the series, “The Burden of Truth,” won honorable mentions in both The Eric Hoffer Award for Books and The Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Prior to her career as a full-time author, she worked for a social service agency, a newspaper, and the Department of Motor Vehicles Patrol. Raised on a farm in northeast Nebraska, she now resides in Lincoln. She enjoys reading, cooking, non-competitive hiking, and spending time with her family.