Even the sunny clime of a Florida beach town has its dark undercurrents. When the body of a real estate agent is found floating in the water just off the panhandle near Santa Rosa Island, only one woman has the wits and knows the ways of the waters to track down her killer. That woman is Carla Harper, though she's not exactly in the best spirits these days to go chasing the bad guys. Tumbling in the Downdrift is the debut novel by T. K. Hatfield that tells a searing story of murder and betrayal, with a loyal mutt thrown in for good measure.
Following on the heels of Tumbling in the Downdrift, The Value of Discretion finds Carla Harper - with one solved case under her belt after losing her friend, partner, and husband - as she tries to figure out her new normal. Dividing time between her calming Florida beach cottage and her new lead role at the New Orleans consulting firm she and Marty ran before he died, she thinks she's headed in the right direction.
On a cold winter night, a young lady is picked up at the train station by a pair of odd parents. Once more she has been hired to babysit their precocious children. The house happens to be in a blighted fishing village on the coast of Massachusetts. The train stop is Innsmouth. All aboard for a night of terrible events.