OVER THE EDGE–Murder Returns to the Caribbean

Available Fall 2020

OTE Cover Reveal-When the tide turns

On this trip to the Caribbean, don’t expect an umbrella in your drink. . . .

Returning to the tropical breezes and turquoise waters of St. Thomas to rebuild her mother’s bungalow after it was destroyed by arson, Olivia is shaken by the extensive devastation wreaked by a Category 5 hurricane that recently ripped through the Virgin Islands.

After an exhaustive search for Colton, her on again/off again love interest from her previous visit, she’s left with more questions than answers, his whereabouts unknown.

With nowhere to stay, she accepts the offer from an older, wealthy man to house-sit his spacious villa overlooking the Caribbean Sea while he sets off on an extended sailing trip.

What seems like a perfect arrangement turns into a nightmare. Before she can unpack her suitcase in the posh digs, Olivia stumbles upon the man murdered in his own home and becomes the prime suspect.

ISBN 978-1-7331439-2-9 (print)
ISBN 978-1-7331439-3-6 (ebook)

Advance Praise

“With Over the Edge, Penny Goetjen transports readers to St. Thomas, where bright sunshine, tropical breeze, and clear waters bely the aftermath of an otherwise devastating hurricane. Of course, the weather isn’t the only thing unsettled on the island. Murder, missing persons, and a series of other misdeeds have photographer Olivia Benning desperately looking to bring focus to a very murky picture—one that finds her both a suspect and a target. But will this determination result in her salvation or her surrender? You’ll have to travel to the Caribbean to find out. Rest assured, it’s worth the trip, and the author is a most formidable tour guide.”

—John B. Valeri

“Goetjen excels at evoking a sense of place—for example, pristine beaches or seedy motels—as well as mood, like fear and desire.”

—Kirkus Reviews 

Over the Edge is a well scripted murder mystery with deceptive characters and an unpredictable path. Enjoy your trip to St. Thomas courtesy of Penny Goetjen!”

—Suzy Approved Book Reviews

“A vivid tale of mystery, intrigue, and murder that will keep you on the edge of your seat, Over the Edge paints a striking portrait of a post-hurricane Caribbean, while drawing the reader down a path that is at times full of island beauty and dark secrets.”

—Liz Delton, Author of the Arcera novels 

“In Over the EdgePenny Goetjen writes noteworthy characters, intriguing twists of plot, and a haunting Caribbean setting in the wake of a horrific hurricane. When Olivia becomes involved with the dark underbelly of island life, readers find themselves caught up in her fear and desperation as she’s enmeshed in potentially deadly situations.”

R. C. Goodwin, Author of Model Child

© 2020 Penny Goetjen