Past Sins

Past Sins

A Kalanu Mountain Mystery

Book Two of Two

by J. Thomas Witcher

They thought he was finished as a cop. They thought wrong.

Retired detective Tobias “Swede” Atkins is not having a good day. Recovering from a year-long coma, he still has headaches, and a visit from an ex-wife offering to buy his cabin has him confused. Even worse, some of his friends think the injury that forced his retirement has left him crazy enough to be starting fires in an act of revenge toward the family of a judge he once accused of being crooked. Things are bad enough but when a woman tries to turn a downtown restaurant into the OK Corral, he finds himself caught up in a decades-old murder, and treacherous secrets long hidden by the hot mountain winds.

Engaging, immersive, atmospheric, and suspenseful. A well-written, engaging, and gripping mystery novel that follows the journey of a retired detective. The book skillfully explores themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the consequences of one's actions, making it more than just a classic mystery novel. The author's attention to detail in depicting the small-town atmosphere and the rugged beauty of the Kalanu Mountain setting further enriches the reading experience, immersing you in the story's surroundings. It is a great read that offers a multifaceted and satisfying narrative that combines elements of mystery, suspense, and character-driven drama. Whether you like mystery novels or not, you will appreciate the gripping storyline, well-developed characters, and the atmospheric setting that adds great depth to the story. Additionally, the suspenseful twists and turns will keep you guessing until the very end. For fans of mystery and psychological thrillers, this is a great addition to your library. ~Eric - Verified Amazon Reviewer
J. Thomas "Tommy" Witcher


J. Thomas "Tommy" Witcher has been writing since the age of 10 when he discovered the magic of words both in prose and poetry. Gathering knowledge and ideas from his varied life as an Air Force brat, U.S. Marine (Purple Heart recipient in Vietnam), and police officer, he has further broadened his horizons in the past few years as an actor in several productions with the Henry Players in McDonough, Georgia.

Educated and reared in England and Georgia, with Marine service in Vietnam, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean, he has a truly cosmopolitan view of life.

Tommy is happily married and lives in Cleveland, Georgia.

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