When Ronnie moves from the city to a small town in rural Oregon, she feels secluded from everything and everyone -- except for Karen, a young girl whom she baby-sits. So when she discovers Karen's lifeless body in the river, Ronnie is compelled to uncover the truth and solve her murder. As she becomes increasingly obsessed with solving the mystery of Karen's death, Ronnie is led deeper and deeper into the woods surrounding the river and to the dark secret hidden within its midst.Released in hardcover in 2010 as The River, Dark River is the title now releasing in paperback.
Mary Jane Beaufrand is the author of Primavera and The River, and several short stories. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College. She lives with her husband, two kids, drooling Saint Bernard, and wussy Basset hound in Seattle.