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Quiet Refuge by Linda Tincu Peno – A Mystery Suspense Thriller Set In 1960s Alabama

Abi Fairchild is a teenager living during the racial turbulence of 1964 in a small Alabama town. When she and her friend Becca overhear a conversation about a girl kidnapped and stashed in a maintenance tunnel under their school, the two investigate. What they find is far more sinister than anything they imagined, and soon they are running for their lives. Her uncle, Sheriff Wesley Johnson, meanwhile, finds that she is being pursued by a vengeful enemy from his past, after finding out that Abi has escape the storm that had ripped through her high school. Wesley races against the clock, hoping to find the three missing teens alive, while Abi has to keep the town from taking justice into their own hands. Because a lynching is being organized, and their target may actually be innocent.


Our Summary

Quiet Refuge is a mystery suspense thriller set in Alabama. It follows Sheriff Wesley Johnson and his niece Abi, as they both investigate the death of a girl on their own, while facing a town that is determined to lynch what might be an innocent man, in the racial turbulence of Alabama. Fans of A Time to Kill and The Bone Collector will love this action thriller that will take your breath away.

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What Readers Are Saying

Quiet Refuge is action packed with a dramatic twist in almost every chapter. Even with two teenage girls as the main characters, this book will capture the attention of adults. A tornado, kidnappings, a jail break and the violence that marked the civil rights struggle in 1960’s Alabama all come together in this novel.” – Amazon Customer ★★★★★
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I loved this story. The cast of characters is believable and the action is nonstop. The protagonist is brave and true and the occasional unseen twist compels the reader to turn the page. The book has a satisfying conclusion and yet I was left wanting more. I can’t wait for the sequel.” – Solivita Senior, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
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Loved it… a lot of twists and turns.” – Karen Lea Schroepfer
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About the Author

Linda Tincu Peno grew up in rural Michigan, where she spent her summer afternoons perched high in a sycamore tree, feeling the breeze off the lake and reading her favorite novel. You can visit her online at You can also follow her on Twitter @lindatincupeno.
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Preview the Book

Quiet Refuge is a mystery action thriller that will appeal to fans of suspense, racial problems, mysterious disappearances, deaths, tornadoes, false accusations, small towns, Alabama, and heroes and heroines who fight for what is right – no matter the consequences.

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