A fine debut, one hopes the first of many Lacey McCrae novels to come.
More than a riveting page-turner, When the Flood Falls also offers readers a stirring celebration of female friendship and the ability of women to summon strength and resilience in times of crisis. I already can’t wait for the next Lacey McCrae adventure.
Angie Abdou, author of In Case I Go
Beneath the many mysteries of Barnard’s character-driven debut are enduring questions about the complexities of life and the choices people make.
A master at developing characters with believable, deep and rich histories that give authenticity to their psychological states and affect the interactions and relationships within the story.
Set in the stunning foothills of the Rocky Mountains, When the Flood Falls weaves a compelling, intricate tale of love, community, and betrayal in the high-stakes world of big oil and hockey. In this impressive series debut, Barnard introduces Lacey McCrae, a tough but fragile ex-RCMP officer in search of a new path to dignity.
Barbara Fradkin, author of The Amanda Doucette mystery series
A taut, high-stakes thriller that is deeply personal, internal, and psychological.
This complex, unconventional debut, which revolves around the power of men to instill fear, unfolds slowly, introducing the voices of three individuals suffering from some form of trauma.