by Diane Makar Murphy
Compelling and immersive narratives.
Introducing OAK by Diane Makar Murphy, a gripping crime suspense novel. Set in 1975, OAK follows the intertwined stories of Franklin J. Hamm, Bessie Mae Miller, and Jimmy Ray Wade. Hamm is a reporter with a dark past who is looking to redeem himself by investigating a missing person case in Maryville. Bessie Mae is a young girl trying to save her family and her childhood, while Jimmy Ray is her loyal best friend. Together, they face a dangerous situation when Bessie goes missing, and the evidence points to a convicted child molester.
The novel expertly weaves mystery, suspense, and drama to create a thrilling narrative that keeps you guessing until the end. As you follow the characters' journeys, you'll be transported to a small town in Georgia and experience the heartache, fear, and desperation that they feel. The story also touches on important themes such as justice, redemption, and the power of friendship.