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When a handsome and mysterious stranger arrives in Crooked River, the town is consumed by rumors. Although a deeply private young man, Dieter befriends everyone, but what is he running from?
On the rebound from a disastrous relationship, Maggie falls in love with Dieter. As Dieter comes to care for Maggie, he confirms the details of his mysterious past with her: he's returning to Crooked River to escape tragedy. But Dieter's secretive personality coupled with his burgeoning relationship with Maggie only inflame rumors throughout the town.
Dieter's guarded nature and shrouded past fuel the fatal events that unfold. From the moonlit beaches of Quintana Roo to the historic town of Crooked River, Florida, Fever Tree is a beautifully written story about grief and loss, but ultimately healing and finding your way again.
A Note From the Publisher
"Fever Tree features strong, unique characters who face difficult challenges, and Dieter’s story is sure to resonate with those who appreciate narrative depth. Misunderstandings, crime, and love all add to this story of self-discovery.” —Foreword Reviews
"Tim Applegate manages to charm, frighten, arouse and thoroughly entertain us with this crime and romance crossed novel. I love the way innocence, naiveté, maturity and blood-soaked guilt are both seriously and playfully portrayed through compelling dialogue and vivid imagery. This is a wonderful summer read." —Henry Hughes, Winner of the Oregon Book Award