Cyanide Wells Author:Marcia Muller A hard, four-hour drive north of San Francisco leads to sparsely populated Soledad County, a combination of spectacular seashore, inland forests, and small towns steeped in gold-mining history. One of those towns is Cyanide Wells, now an artsy community, whose name comes from the miners? use of cyanide to refine ore and the time the area?s water... more » supply was tragically poisoned.« less
A woman named Gwen Lindstrom disappears from her marriage and life, leaving a faked scene suggesting foul play that puts her blameless husband, Matt, under suspicion of murder. Fourteen years later, Matt learns that Gwen, now Ardis, is living in Cyanide Wells, California, apparently a mother and apparently in a stable same-sex relationship. But guess what--all is not as it seems this time either.