BROKEN CHORD: A MUSIC ROW MYSTERY
By ALICE A. JACKSON
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Sarah Ann Boswell is in the midst of a mid-life crisis on the night she celebrates her fiftieth birthday with the four people who have been her best friends since elementary school, the Prayer Group.
Hours later they gather again where Sarah Ann hovers between life and death after her despair become unbearable. She is pulled from her emotional abyss by the unexpected kindness of a woman in the next bed.
Jill Edgerton heads a talent management firm along Nashville’s fabled Music Row. She hires Sarah Ann whose acuity for the country music business quickly leads to a partnership with Edgerton. Together they steer a brash, young Texas singer, whose well-matched sultry voice and good looks rocket him to meteoric success. Jared Parson becomes the toast of Nashville and his two managers, the envy of the country music world. But there is a dark side of the young singer that will cast a long shadow of danger not only over him but the two women who guide his career.
On the night Parson collects four of the highest honors his peers can bestow at the Country Music Association Awards, Sarah Ann discovers the secret her partner has been hiding from her and confirms her own suspicions about the charismatic young singer. When her partner is discovered brutally murdered, Sarah Ann feels helpless to halt the spiral of events that make her both a suspect and the target of a murderous stalker.
She turns to the one person she is confident can help—attorney John Bennett Boswell—her former husband. His response will reignite a spark Sarah Ann believed long cooled.
And as always, Sarah Ann finds solace in the warm support of the four eclectic and witty friends who have surrounded her since childhood.
Broken Chord is the story of a long friendship steeped in Southern culture; of heady success in an iconic industry; of the high stakes machinations of those with addresses along Music Row; and a terrifying vengeance that threatens hard-won success, and the lives
of all those who share in that success.