Lena Johansson listens well. In her role as Director of Outreach at View Ridge Church in Seattle, Lena hears things and makes connections. After the killing of an abortion nurse, Lena’s ability to listen puts her right in the middle of the murder investigation.
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Set amidst the beautiful scenery of Seattle and Puget Sound, Deadly Murmurs draws the reader into the life of a congregation in the mid 1990s with the undercurrents and history that all congregations have, but in this case with deadly impact. Lena is tested mentally and physically as the truth about the murder becomes clear to her.
Deadly Murmurs is a sequel to Dead Sea: A Novel. One reviewer wrote about Dead Sea: “The masterful part of the book is the way in which Baab weaves in human emotion and reaction to a host of situations including conflict, confidentiality, love, and jealously.” Another reviewer said, “The characters were compelling, the mystery was a page-turner,” and another wrote, “The author’s descriptions of Israel throughout the story put vivid pictures in my mind as I read.” Lynne Baab brings these same skills to a Seattle location in Deadly Murmurs.