New novel reveals danger of being ‘The Reluctant Witness’

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Award-winning author Marilyn Ellsworth Shelley once again thrills readers with murder-mystery tale

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Her love for reading books under the mystery thriller genre, combined with her passion for writing, has once again enabled author Marilyn Ellsworth Shelley to deliver a gripping story. In her newest puzzle of a plot, Shelley tells what happens when “The Reluctant Witness” (published by Xlibris) decides to seek and see justice served.

Maria, a divorced mother with two small children, works as a paralegal for a large law firm in Lockwood. One jogging dedicated morning, she accidentally witnessed a brutal murder. Recognizing the assailant as a powerful corporate executive, Maria realizes she cannot go to the police to seek justice. Instead, she decided that she herself must seek justice by looking for and putting together strong evidences even if it means risking her own life. Will she see justice served in the end?

Highlighting crime and the justice system this time, Shelley throws mystery and thrill that build page after page, holding readers to the edge of suspension as tragedy strikes time and time again until justice is in the balance.

“The Reluctant Witness”
By Marilyn Ellsworth Shelley
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 222 pages | ISBN 9781499025408
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 222 pages | ISBN 9781499025415
E-Book | 222 pages | ISBN 9781499025385
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Marilyn Ellsworth Shelley has studied at Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Kent State University and Clark College in Vancouver, Wash. with special interest in creative writing. She began writing short stories and poetry while attending Kent State in Ohio where several pieces of her work were published in the Kent State Literary Magazines. Winning several awards at community literary contests, she was encouraged to write a mystery thriller which was later published in 2013 entitled “Trail of Forgiveness”. Mystery thrillers have always been her preferred genera to read and write. Shelley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but spent a great deal of time after her marriage living in various states from coast to coast and Canada. She and her husband, Robert, raised their five children in the Kirtland, Ohio area for 26 years and now have 15 grandchildren. After her husband’s retirement, they served two full-time missions for their church in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Returning to Utah, they have made their home in Riverton, where she enjoys being back with her family, grandchildren and siblings.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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