Print and eBook rights sold to Imajin Books. Published  August 2017.

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Look the Other Way Createspace 6x9 252pg
A year after her Uncle Bobby mysteriously disappears in the turquoise waters surrounding the Bahamas, Shannon Payne joins her grieving aunt to trace his last voyage. Shannon hopes the serenity of the sea might help her recover from a devastating breakup with her fiancé.

Sailing their 38-foot catamaran, A Dog’s Cat, is Captain Jake Hunter, a disillusioned cop who has sworn off women. While Shannon tries to resist her growing attraction to the rugged captain, she uncovers some dark truths about her uncle’s death that might send all three of them to the depths.

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Early Praise for LOOK THE OTHER WAY:

LOOK THE OTHER WAY is an entertaining beach read that will have you hankering for strong winds, clear skies, and cool tropical drinks. Stanley’s personal experience sailing in the Caribbean shines through in this suspenseful island romp. Readers will enjoy her lushly imagined settings as Stanley expertly navigates the plot mechanisms of both romance and mystery, keeping her story on a steady course for adventure. — Elle Wild, Winner of Arthur Ellis Award 2017 “Best First Novel” for Strange Things Done

“LOOK THE OTHER WAY is a fast paced ride complete with a tidal wave of emotions, suspense, and a well crafted who-done-it tale. Miss Stanley has impressed me yet again with her keen ability to keep the reader wanting more!” – Kat Flannery Historical Romance Author

“When Kristina Stanley takes you sailing, hold on tight. Look the Other Way whips up a storm of suspicion and intrigue in deceptively tranquil Bahamian waters. Stanley writes characters who will capture your heart, fire your anger, make you doubt, and keep you wondering until the end.”  J.P. McLean author of The Gift Legacy series

Past secrets make for deadly stowaways when amateur sleuth, Shannon Payne, cruises her way into the Bahamas, navigating the murky waters of lies and betrayal. Bestselling author, Kristina Stanley, delivers an intriguing mystery, with psychological undercurrents, family conflicts, and a big splash of romance. Look the Other Way? You won’t be able to put this page-turner down. – Roxy Boroughs Romance Author

Be Prepared…Fair Warning: Be sure to make dinner and get lots of rest before starting to read Look The Other Way. You will not want to put this gem down until the very surprising and very satisfying end. This wonderfully told double-murder mystery by award-winning novelist Kristina Stanley will sneak up on you and refuse to let go until you have followed the twists and turns in the unpredictable adventures of Jake and Shannon to the logical outcome… but is it, and are they, and do they, and did they? You may never know unless you take the time and… Look The Other Way.  ~ Bestselling author, James Osborne.