Mystery At Saddle Creek

Mystery at Saddle Creek by Shelley Petersonmysteryatsaddlecreek

Violent death throws an equestrian community into conflict as it deals with fear, uncertainty, mental illness, and a mysterious stranger.

Summer vacation had finally started, and Bird was looking forward to an extended stay with her Aunt Hannah at Saddle Creek Farm. But before she can settle into a normal routine of riding Sunny and preparing for shows, a neighbourhood woman is brutally attacked on a local sideroad. When the police don’t act fast enough to satisfy the demand for justice, the situation goes from bad to worse — with neighbour accusing neighbour, and a bent-on-revenge vigilante group springing up to take matters into their own hands.

Although at first she observes the fuss from the sidelines, Bird quickly finds herself embroiled in the mystery. Who had reason to attack Sandra Hall? Does the strange man Bird and Sunny met in the woods have anything to do with the crime? And how does her grandfather’s reappearance fit into the picture?

As Bird struggles to get to the bottom of the mystery, she learns more than she bargained for about her community, her past, and human nature.