Books By R.M. Lowery

The following are forthcoming books from R.M. Lowery.
Sample chapters of each are available below.

Stonebridge Series

When Kristen Comes Home

Laytons Grove

About Stonebridge

Someone murdered sixteen-year-old Grace Sutherland and dumped her body along the riverbank. The news shocks most in the Midwest town of Stonebridge, but for reporter Jakob Larsen, her death dredges up particularly bad memories. Two years ago, his father was murdered, and police have yet to make an arrest.

Knowing the pain the girl’s family feels, Jakob is determined to find answers for them. Answers his family still doesn’t have.

In the days following the murder, the news cycle shifts and Jakob’s boss wants him to focus on other stories. But Jakob can’t let her murder go. Police never gave his father’s death the attention it deserved, and he doesn’t want to see Grace Sutherland’s death treated the same way.

At the risk of losing his job, Jakob hunts for the truth, uncovering potential involvement from some of the town’s most influential people. But as Jakob closes in on the killer, he uncovers buried secrets that threaten to rip the Sutherland family apart.

When Kristen Comes Home

Jeff and Wendy Evans’ perfect suburban life is shattered the day their teenage daughter, Kristen, fails to return home from school.

While they suspect their neighbor, Tim Haston, of being involved, in her disappearance, detectives believe Kristen was likely lured away from her life in Colorado by someone she met online. Even worse, detectives fear she may have become the victim of human sex traffickers.

As months pass with no sign of Kristen, it seems everyone—from the police to the media—have stopped looking for her. Each new lead guides Jeff and Wendy toward new pitfalls, but as they start to lose all hope, they find support from an unlikely source: Tim Haston and his mother, Barbara.

When Tim stumbles on information that could help bring Kristen home, he struggles to do the right thing, fearing that his past transgressions will be used against him. It’s a trap he sees only one way to escape from, and everyone’s life will be changed in the wake of his decision.



Laytons Grove

The lives of three families struggling to get by in a small Illinois town intersect when a shooting occurs at the local convenience store just a few days after Christmas.

The fallout rattles the lives of the families, and interrupts the town’s picturesque tranquility.

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