By Tim Applegate
Rumors fly when a mysterious stranger arrives...
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 from deckhands to shopkeepers. But what is he running from?
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.
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Tim Applegate is the author of the Southern noir novels Fever Tree and Flamingo Lane. His poems, essays, and short fiction appear in the Florida Review, the South Dakota Review and elsewhere. He is also the author of several poetry collections, including At the End of Day (Traprock Books) and Blueprints (Turnstone Books of Oregon). He lives in the foothills of the coastal range of western Oregon.