The Demise

The Demise Review


Tiny Braxton, Tennessee, is a quiet, tight-knit community wrapped around an old town square just a stone's throw from Nashville. But when the town's most prominent citizen is found dead at the base of its water tower, news of Peter Lanham's apparent suicide roars through town like a massive tsunami.

Peter, the handsome, beloved CEO of Lanham's Fine Foods, had taken a small, family-owned grocery store founded in 1927, and grew it into a successful national chain. With most of Braxton's residents employed by Lanham's corporate headquarters, word of Peter's demise left them searching for answers. What could possibly have made him take a swan dive off that tower?

Julie Parker is convinced he didn't. As receptionist at Lanham's executive office suite, she's determined to find out what really happened to her boss. An aspiring actor who also stars as "The Lanham Girl" in the company's TV commercials, Julie prides herself on her perceptive observations and people-skills. Who better to find out what happened to Peter up on that water tower?

Matt Bryson, on assignment as a rookie Special Agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, isn't about to let the attractive receptionist intrude on his first case. She may be a hometown insider, but he's perfectly capable of solving the case without "Miss Marple" screwing up his investigation.

A perfect setting, a cast of oddball characters, and just enough drama to raise lots of suspicion. The stage is set.

Title:The Demise
Edition Language:English

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  • Audrey

    Wow! Was that ever an incredible book! It was the characters that made it! They were awesome!...

  • Joleen

    Although this was a mystery and you really don't know who did it until the very end....and it is a real surprise, I just wasn't that taken with the story.Peter Lanham, owner of a national grocery chai...

  • Jan

    When a prominent man and CEO of the small town's major employer takes a swan dive off of a water tower and plunges to his death, is it suicide or murder? In comes the TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investig...

  • Lillie

    I have enjoyed several of Diane Moody's novels, but this one was a disappointment. I didn't like either of the main characters and didn't feel that their actions matched their professed faith. Of cour...

  • Angela Morgan

    A really good read.For me, the book had a very slooooow beginning. But I am not one to abandon the story, so I kept reading. Boy am I glad I did! I found myself reading late into the night. Very good ...

  • SimplyReads

    When the book commences with a suicide, it left little to my imagination. But was it actually a suicide, or was there another person on that watertower? TBI agents want answers, but so does the media ...

  • Becki

    This was a slow read and took me longer than normal to finish. I just couldn't get motivated to read it. It wasn't a bad story per say just a lot of fluff that I found unnecessary. I did enjoy the end...

  • Barbara Lowdermilk

    It was a good read...

  • Amy

    This was a fantastic book. I had no idea who the murderer was until the end. And the last chapter was shocking! Loved this book! ...

  • Ruth

    Light Reading This was okay for light reading. It does have an unusual twist at the end that I did not see coming....