Iconic lawman Lance Smith joins a community-wide search, but Buck is nowhere to be found. As evidence mounts against her old friend, Sadie rushes to return home to help—only to be delayed by an island-wide earthquake and her own sinking suspicions.
A diverse cast of characters weave together a breathless story of murder, thievery, and the toll of war on the human spirit. In her effort to restore balance to her neighbor’s life, Sadie not only uncovers the truth, but unravels much more than a murder.
“In Sinking Suspicions, Sara Sue Hoklotubbe’s third Sadie Walela mystery, her likable and resourceful heroine takes a solitary trip to Hawaii. On her way to the Islands, Sadie learns that a Cherokee neighbor has gone missing and that her partner Lance is doing his best to find him. Sadie’s Island journey, full of light and enchantment, is described beautifully by Hoklotubbe. Meanwhile, back in Oklahoma Lance’s crime solving is full of darkness. Hoklotubbe deftly explores the darkness and the light in this fascinating mystery.”—Judith Van Gieson, author of the Neil Hamel and Claire Reynier mystery series
“Another intriguing mystery from a gifted storyteller. With a sure hand, Sara Sue Hoklotubbe ratchets up the suspense while exploring the myths, passions, and fears of modern-day Cherokees. If you haven’t yet caught up with this author, Sinking Suspicions is a fine place to make her acquaintance.”—Margaret Coel, author of the Wind River mystery series
“Action, romance, and even bit of World War II history combine to make Sinking Suspicions a memorable story that leaves readers satisfied—and with a grin on our faces. Sara Sue Hoklotubbe returns to the world of spunky Sadie Walela, a can-do Cherokee crime solver with a heart as big as the plains of her native Oklahoma.”—Anne Hillerman, author of the New York Times Bestselling Spider Woman's Daughter