an·no·ta·tion - to furnish a literary work with critical commentary or explanatory notes.Parnassus Books and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens invites Nashville’s community of readers and book lovers to visit each month for a series of literary events in the garden. Join us as celebrated local authors share their stories, describe their process, and offer ‘behind-the-text’ accounts of their works. This month, we'll host J.T. Ellison, the author of When Shadows Fall. J.T. Ellison is the bestselling author of eleven critically acclaimed novels, including Edge of Black, and her work has been published in more than twenty countries. Her novel The Cold Room won the International Thriller Writers Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original. She is also the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Final Cut. She lives in Nashville with her husband.Forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Owens thought life was finally returning to normal after she suffered a terrible personal loss. Settling into her new job at Georgetown University, the illusion is shattered when she receives a disturbing letter from a dead man imploring her to solve his murder. There's only one catch. Timothy Savage's death was so obviously the suicide of a demented individual that the case has been closed. When Sam learns Savage left a will requesting she autopsy his body, she feels compelled to look into the case. Sam's own postmortem discovers clear signs that Savage was indeed murdered. And she finds DNA from a kidnapped child whose remains were recovered years earlier. The investigation takes Sam into the shadows of a twenty-year-old mystery that must be solved to determine what really happened to Timothy Savage. Nothing about the case makes sense but it is clear someone is unwilling to let anyone, especially Samantha Owens, discover the truth.
Annotations: Authors at Cheekwood - J.T. Ellison, author of When Shadows Fall
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 6:30pm
1200 Forrest Park Drive