Published: September 2020
Tasha, Elizabeth, Dawn, and Miranda were the undisputed goddesses of their Southern California liberal arts college in the 1970s. With distinct talents, beauty, and accomplishments, each goddess appeared destined to be forever traveling on that path called the charmed life. But in a tragic twist of fate, a student is found murdered on campus just before graduation. Suspicion falls in their midst, and one of them goes missing. Destinies are changed forever.
Now fast-forward 20 years, long after the case went cold, secrets are kept and suspicions linger. One of the four women continues to be haunted by the chaos and tragedy of that night – and of what followed.
With an upcoming reunion and the arrival of a stranger on a motorcycle bringing even more turmoil to her life, she believes the time is right to finally revisit the past, uncover the secrets, expose the truth, and while she is at it, rekindle the lost passions of her roommates.
To do this without drawing the attention of those who wish the case to remain unsolved will require good acting, deception, and maybe a little divine intervention.
Praise for Death by Chaos:
“A sublime portrayal of an unfaltering friendship in the face of adversity” – Kirkus Review
“A witty and ribald tale, with an outstanding cast of characters and a very clever plot,” Kirkus Editor
About the Author
Renaii West has been writing and performing from an early age. After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, she became the dramatic arts instructor in a performing arts program, where she wrote and directed many of her own productions. Desiring to spread her creative wings, she is now creating fun-loving and sometimes quirky characters who inadvertently find themselves in the middle of a mystery and must use their wits and cunning to solve the case. Her passions and hobbies include mythology, classic films, travel, belly dancing, yoga, jigsaw puzzles, and, of course, mysteries.