When English accountant Daniel Elliott dies in a car accident one rainy night, his widow, Grace, is overcome with grief…and panic. Daniel was controlling and their marriage loveless, but he always took care of the sheltered Grace.
Or so she thought.
She soon discovers Daniel kept secrets: an alias, mob ties, a list of numbers, a mysterious beach house in Florida….and a girlfriend who looks like Grace.
Swallowing her fear, she flies to Miami to claim the house Daniel left her. But the price of her curiosity is peril. Underworld figures stalk her. The other woman has left a damning trail of evidence pointing her way. And handsome, troubled FBI agent Jack West has crossed precarious paths with Grace before. He could be her savior or her damnation. All she knows for certain is that she longs to be in his arms.
With little to go on and danger at every turn, Grace must depend on Jack to help her navigate the criminal world of south Florida, and find the truth behind the Ring of Lies.
How did you decide to create a trailer and what was your experience?
I have to be honest, I’m not sufficiently computer savvy to create my own book trailer, so I used Apex Reviews and think that Genevieve and her associates did a great job. Not only does the trailer give a glimpse into the story, it accurately reflects elements of the plot.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
For the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to spend my vacation on the Gulf coast of Florida soaking up the winter sun (it’s cold here in the UK in winter!!). While sat on one of the beaches on Gasparilla Island I started to wonder what it would be like to own one of the stunning beach homes lining the shore. The writer in me then started to add strands to that thought – what if the house belonged to my husband and I had no idea of it’s existence. A few more ‘what if’ scenarios and the plot for Ring of Lies was born.
Victoria Howard is the author of three romantic suspense novels, The House on the Shore, which was a finalist in the 2009 Joan Hessayon Award, presented by the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Three Weeks Last Spring, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and Ring of Lies, as well as a number of short stories.
Born in Liverpool, Victoria, trained as a medical secretary, and subsequently worked for the National Health Service. She spent twenty years living on a croft in the Highlands of Scotland, and while there managed a company involved in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry.
When not working on a manuscript, Victoria can be found curled up with a book, gardening, designing knitwear, travelling the world or walking her Border collie, Rosie.
A member of Romantic Novelists’ Association since 2009
Victoria currently resides in South Yorkshire.