POSTPONED: Bonnar Spring - Toward The Light (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 4:00pm

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What do you do when you find nothing is as it seems?

Luz Concepcion returns to Guatemala to murder Martin Benavides, the man who destroyed her family. Benavides, who rose from insurgent fighter to president, controls a major drug network. Richard Clement became Luz’s resettlement officer when she was evacuated to the U.S. He now works for the CIA, which has its own reasons for eliminating Benavides. Richard’s team persuades Luz to pursue a job as nanny to Benavides’ grandson, Cesar, a lonely child with an absentee playboy father. The Guatemala contact for her mission is Evan McManus, an expat painter who pursues Luz, hoping to persuade her to model for him—and more. Luz initially spurns his advances, but her first terrifying encounter with Martin Benavides propels her into his arms. Complicating matters, Luz conceals from all sides her clandestine contact with her surviving cousin, Antonio Torres, a guerrilla leader fighting the government propped up by the Benavides and their drug money. Her plans unravel as, bit by bit, Luz learns that nothing is as it seems—and no one is telling the whole truth.

Bonnar Spring writes sharp and stylish mystery-suspense novels with an international flavor. A world-traveler, she hitchhiked across Europe at sixteen and joined the Peace Corps after college. Bonnar currently teaches ESL at a community college. She’d do it for free, but is pleased that they pay her—and the long school vacations mean leisurely travels. Bonnar divides her time between tiny houses on a New Hampshire salt marsh and by the Sea of Abaco. Bonnar learned to read in kindergarten and never stopped. The restrictive policy of her town library (What? Only fourteen books per card?) led her to become omnivorous—her brothers’ science fiction and adventure, her mother’s classics, her father’s, well, those books hidden behind the hardcovers on the top shelf. Toward the Light is Bonnar Spring’s debut novel. Learn more about her at

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Toward the Light Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608093762
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oceanview Publishing - January 7th, 2020

Perfect for readers who appreciate a novel female protagonist, an “everywoman” confronted with an overwhelming moral dilemma and crushing physical danger

Luz Concepcion returns to Guatemala to murder Martin Benavides, the man who destroyed her family.