River Stalk–A Library Journal SELF-e Select choice in 2016!
“Papa promised me the eyes.”
After a freak accident maims a prominent San Antonio doll collector during a popular river parade, the victim whispers, “Papa promised me” over and over to nurse Quinn Cole, who’s assisting with the woman’s rescue.
The words come to baffle and haunt Cole who’s gearing up for the annual Fiesta competition with her brash roller derby sister–this year for the affections of a hot Private Investigator.
As usual, Cole is bent on winning, but in the days that follow, threatening notes, murder, missing dolls and the victim’s eccentric family force Cole to stop making promises she shouldn’t keep and in turn to overcome her deep-seated fear of dolls.