As a child, KATE O’DONNELL spends summers at her grandparents’ estate in Brands Crossing, Texas where she battles make-believe monsters, avenges innocent victims, and saves a mythical kingdom.
At twenty-five Kate is a singer/songwriter living in Nashville and pursuing a promising relationship with computer game designer PHILLIP NORWOOD. There, her only battles are fought in Aidenne’s Revenge, Phillip’s online fantasy game based on her childhood adventures.
Suddenly, she is thrust into a situation where the victims are members of her family, the town founded by her family is endangered, and the monsters are all too real.
Before her grandfather dies from injuries incurred in a suspicious car crash, asks Kate to complete his mission to save his home town. Despite her lack of crime fighting experience and a lack of clues to follow, Kate abandons career and romance and moves to Brands Crossing. There, she searches for incriminating documents which will expose her grandfather???s enemies, discovers a long-standing feud involving her family and another family who were founders of the town and confronts an anonymous rose-bearing admirer who stalks her in both real and virtual universes. With the help of family, friends and her hot boyfriend, Phillip, Kate struggles to solve a mystery that began over a hundred years before and avenge her grandfather’s murder.
Thicker Than Water) is the first in a series of novels set the in the small town of Brands Crossing, Texas. It chronicles the lives of the Kincaid family, descendants of one of the founders and focuses on a mystery that extends back to the mid-eighteenth century and the young Texas Republic. Characters from the first book will appear in subsequent books as the mystery unfolds.