Voice From the Shadows

In H. Scott Butler’s second novel, Cynthia Westbrook returns to her Alabama hometown to investigate a cold-case murder. The savvy detective, now a well respected member of the sheriff’s department in Virginia, is seeking justice … and a past she’d become so adept at evading. Twenty-four years ago she was the only child of the murder victim. Now she’s back to find her mother’s killer –before he finds her.


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Scott Butler grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He graduated from LSU, went on to earn a doctorate in English at Duke University, and taught literature and film at a community college in eastern Virginia for many years.  Since his early retirement he has devoted his time to writing and to participating in a grassroots effort to preserve Fort Monroe, a former Army post of deep historic significance.  He and his wife, Susan, live in Blacksburg, Virginia.