How Does Your Garden Grow

How Does Your Garden Grow

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Dan Maurer By DanMaurer Updated Dec 23, 2014

When Detective John Harper learns that Lilly Sumner, his dead daughter’s best friend, has been found delirious, covered in someone else’s blood, and mumbling fragments of a nursery rhyme, he must unravel the strangest, darkest case of his crumbling career. 

At the heart of this mystery lies a fragile teenage girl, left adrift since the sudden death of her closest friend; a disgraced police detective, shattered by the loss of his daughter and the disintegration of his marriage; and a retired school teacher whose walled garden hides not only her bitter heart, but the dark secret that makes her garden grow.

This tale is about the events of a single week, told through multiple points of view along staggered time lines. It promises to take the reader on a wild ride toward an inevitable, yet stunning conclusion.


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Dan Maurer is an independent author, screenwriter, theater director, and digital marketer. He is also a proud member of International Thriller Writers, Inc and the Horror Writers Association. Throughout his career in publishing and marketing, he has been involved in the publication of bestselling titles such as John Grisham's "The Firm', Richard Price's "Clockers", and Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger's "Lost Moon", which became the film "Apollo 13'. As a digital marker, he has supported popular publishing brands including Curious George, Peterson Field Guides, and The Polar Express.

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