Annabel Lee


There is a treasure hidden in an underground bunker and Trudi Coffey doesn’t even know about the treasure or that she has the secret to finding it. A strange visitor and subsequent office break-in send private investigator Trudi Coffey and her ex-husband/partner on a search for the treasure – but will they be on time?

From the first action-packed pages until the very end, “Annabel Lee” grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go. There are multiple questions to be answered in this story and little-by-little the truth comes to light. Unique characters are very well fleshed out and had me rooting for the “good guys”. Tension between Trudi and Samuel was realistic and believable. There were a few fairly violent scenes that might not be for the queasy. I personally could read it but would not want to view it in a movie.

I have not previously read anything by this author but am looking forward to the next volume of this series. I believe this is a book that both men and women might enjoy.

A copy of this book was provided for review by
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


Fourteen miles east of Peachtree, Alabama, a secret is hidden.
The secret’s name is Annabel Lee.

She doesn’t know why her enigmatic uncle has stowed her deep underground in a military-style bunker. He’s left her with a few German words, a barely controlled guard dog, and a single command: “Don’t open that door for anybody, you got it? Not even me.”

Miles away in Atlanta, private investigator Trudi Coffey is visited by a mysterious older man calling himself Dr. Smith. He’s been trailing a man for a decade–a man she met through her ex-partner Samuel Hill–and the trail has led him to her office. The last thing Trudi wants to do is to contact Samuel. But it will take both of them to unravel this mystery–before it’s too late.

Read an excerpt from Annabel Lee HERE.

Mike NappaMike Nappa is an entertainment journalist at, as well as a bestselling and award-winning author with more than one million books sold worldwide. When he was a kid, the stories of Edgar Allan Poe scared him silly. Today he owns everything Poe ever wrote. A former fiction acquisitions editor, Mike earned his MA in English literature and now writes full time.