A Thirst for Adventure Turns Deadly in T. L. Batey’s New Fiction

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‘Civil Secrets’ follows a story of friendship between three teenagers and their determination to fulfill a promise

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Combining her love for adventure, history and friendship, debuting author T. L. Batey enters the world of fiction with the release of “Civil Secrets” (published by Archway Publishing). In this novel, three teenagers determined to decipher cryptic clues left by a dying man embark on an amazing journey of discovery that leads them on a race to evade a vengeful killer.

A thirst for adventure turns deadly as 15-year-old Sam and her cousin, Nell, witness a murder deep in the woods. Sam’s promise to a dying man drives them to solve the clues that point to a treasure hidden somewhere in town. Soon, with the help of a new and handsome friend Dean, they are on a frantic chase against time. Using their combined knowledge and skills, Sam, Nell and Dean decode long-buried symbols. Their efforts unlock the secret to a historic discovery and draws the attention of a killer bent at getting what he wants at all costs.

An excerpt from the book reads:
“Are you sure you guys are still up for this?” Sam asked. “I will understand if this is too much. I mean, I’m terrified by what just happened. But I just can’t give up. I just can’t.”

After a moment of silence, both Nell and Dean agreed that they had to continue.

“Civil Secrets” reminds readers that honesty, integrity and friendship are critical to carving a successful path in life. The book will appeal to those who are love a good mystery and interested in the thrill of the hunt. To purchase a copy, visit https://www.amazon.com/Civil-Secrets-T-L-Batey/dp/1480872571.

“Civil Secrets”
By T. L. Batey
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 274 pages | ISBN 9781480872585
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 274 pages | ISBN 9781480872578
E-Book | 274 pages | ISBN 9781480872561
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
T. L. Batey graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in political science. She lives with her husband, two children and three dogs in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Although she has been writing in the legal profession for over 20 years, “Civil Secrets” is her first novel inspired by her love of adventure and friendship.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit http://www.archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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