Financial advisor Pat Tierney’s world is shattered when a visitor to her office tells her that her late husband is the father of a seven-year-old boy.
When the woman is murdered and police say the boy may be next, Pat rallies to protect him. Her search for the killer uncovers a deadly scheme involving illegal immigrants, trafficking in human body parts and money laundering.
As a journalist who has specialized in personal finance and the financial service industry for the past two decades, Rosemary has written about financial scams targeting vulnerable investors, regulatory and enforcement issues. She is well aware of the potential for abuses in the current financial system. She knows the real good that the many dedicated financial professionals do. Like Pat Tierney, they help clients realize their dreams.
Praise for Safe Harbor
"Safe Harbor, by Rosemary McCracken, is a clever, original combination of domestic cozy and international intrigue. Its heroine, a respectable widow with a good home, a loving family and a lucrative job, suddenly finds herself responsible for a young boy with a mysterious past somehow connected to her own. Torn between saving him and saving her comfortable life, she risks all she has in a story that’s full of twists, turns, surprises and startling revelations. Touching, intriguing and sometimes downright scary, this story hooked me from page one until the final action-packed pages." Rosemary Aubert, author of the Ellis Portal mystery series
"The title of Rosemary McCracken's debut novel, Safe Harbor, resonates on many levels. Safe Harbor, a house that offers refugees with questionable legal status a home, is a central player in the novel's fast-paced and involving plot. But the words “safe harbor" also reflect the life financial advisor Pat Tierney has chosen to live after her husband Michael's sudden death. In the opening pages of the novel, Pat is ripped from her safe harbor by a dark secret from her husband's past. She is forced to meet challenges she could never imagine, but her courageous refusal to turn from danger makes her a very compelling protagonist. This novel will stay with you long after you've turned the final page."
Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn mysteries
"Rosemary McCracken has a deft touch for writing believable relationships, especially among families. These particular characters will soon feel like people you know and don't want out of your life. Add to this an exciting plot and you'll be ready for a great read."
Maureen Jennings, author of the Detective William Murdoch mysteries
"This family drama quickly spirals into an intriguing mystery. A highly entertaining read!"
D.J. McIntosh, author of The Witch of Babylon
"With Safe Harbor, Rosemary McCracken proves why she's already won international acclaim. This is an absorbing page-turner you won't want to miss."
Rick Mofina, bestselling author of The Burning Edge.
Nov. 11, 2012
Interview with Barry Eva on A Book and A Chat
July 27, 2012
Investment Executive, review
June 17, 2012
The Toronto Star, review by Jack Batten
Insurance & Investment Journal
Virtual Book Tour
July 30, 2014
Kristen’s Book Jungle
April 19, 2013
January 28, 2013
Kathy Stewart, Authors’ Ally, on Australia’s Gold Coast
January 1, 2013
Vinny O’Hare, Awesome Gang, in New York City
December 26, 2012
Alison Bruce, Have Laptop Will Travel, in Guelph, Ont.
November 16, 2012
Michael Lorde in Ann Arbor, Mich., interviews SAFE HARBOR’s Pat Tierney
October 19, 2012
Luke Murphy in Shawville, Que.
August 28, 2012
Morgen Bailey in Northampton, England
August 21, 2012
Eileen Schuh in St. Paul, Alberta
June 6, 2012
Stacy Eaton in southeastern Pennsylvania
May 22, 2012
Alison Bruce, Have Laptop Will Travel in Guelph, Ont.
May 5, 2012
Killer Chicks in New Jersey
March 16, 2012
Chris Redding in Hillsborough, New Jerseyl
March 14, 2012
Julia Madeleine in Toronto
Dec. 5, 2011
Nighthawk Talks in Guelph, Ont., interviews Pat Tierney
Nov. 25, 2011
Investment Executive, article
Oct. 3, 2011
Jill Edmondson in Toronto
(Kindle ebook); March 7, 2012
(Trade paperback); April 1, 2012