When attorney Sarah Chatham is asked to claim, for local Indians, a girl’s skeleton found at the bottom of Mirror Pond, she learns she has a personal connection to the victim of a crime. Sarah is determined to find who is responsible for putting the girl in the water. It won’t be the last death related to Sarah, to Mirror Pond, or to Rajneeshpuram—the strangest city ever built in Oregon. Working with City of Bend Police Detective, Jim Sorenson, Sarah enlists an uneven team of friends and strangers, with strengths, weaknesses, and fears of their own, to uncover the girl’s story and reveal the alarming truths behind multiple murders. With continuing characters from Suspects, Ted Haynes’ first murder mystery set in Central Oregon, The Mirror Pond Murders combines danger, suspense, and intriguing personalities in a page-turning story.
Ted Haynes graduated from Dartmouth College and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. He has studied writing with Nancy Packer and Hillary Jordan at Stanford and with Tom Parker and Donna Levin at UC Berkeley. He serves on the board of the Waterston Desert Writing Prize. He lives in Central Oregon in the summer and on the San Francisco peninsula in the winter. He is an avid swimmer and fly fisherman.