Unintended Detour

Unintended Detour by D.L. Wood. A Spotlight + Exclusive Excerpt from her new book! A Christian Romantic Suspense Story!

About the Book

Book: Unintended Detour

Author: D.L. Wood

Genre: Christian Suspense/Romantic Suspense

Release date: October 21, 2021

A hundred-year-old secret might be the cause of and the key to solving a murder.

Jack and Chloe Bartholomew just wanted a romantic second honeymoon in the beautiful Hudson River Valley at the legendary hotel his family recently acquired. However, instead of spa treatments and horseback rides through the snow, things are all wrong at the Stonehall Estate Resort. 

First, she learns of months of unexplained mishaps.

And now murder.

It soon becomes clear someone wants the resort to fail and will stop at nothing to make that happen. The question is…why?

In an effort to help the family business, Chloe picks up where the hotel’s last historical curator left off. But things quickly grow dangerous as her research uncovers truths hidden for decades—clues related not only to the mysteries sparked by a young girl’s death in 1931, but also those haunting the estate today. Soon Chloe is caught in a deadly race to expose the mansion’s secrets before more innocents become victims of the malevolent force behind it all.

Will Chloe bring the long-lost truth to light in time, or will she be the next to fall prey to the dark scheme, costing her everything, including her life?

Purchase: Amazon


Unintended Detour Excerpt One :



 Do I have what it takes to kill a man? 

The revolver rested heavily in Will’s hand. The wooden grip filled his palm, his fingers wrapped tightly around it but for the forefinger slipped tentatively through the trigger guard. A shiver, not borne of the freezing cold, vibrated down his spine. 

Swallowing hard, he looked up to where the lights of the main house burned brightly, far across the property from where he waited on a concrete bench just inside edge of the woods surrounding the estate. Skeletal trees, dozens of evergreens, and fifty sloping yards to the small, walled courtyard hiding the servants’ entrance—that was all that stood between him and the house. Between him and everything that came next. 

Shadows flickered across the windows of the first two stories of Stonehall Estate’s towering four-story mansion. Light and dark oscillated with the party guests as they moved through the house, danced, ate, drank—reveling in this passing from 1930 to 1931 in only…what? He pulled his dead father’s pocket watch from his coat, opened it, and peered beneath the crack in its glass. 

Eighteen minutes.  

Eighteen minutes until December 31, 1930, became January 1, 1931. 

And this was cause for celebration?  

His chest tightened as he gently returned the watch to his pocket. From an ice-crusted branch somewhere above, an owl hooted, interrupting the ethereal quiet of the night. 


Excerpt One: https://travelerswife4life.com/unintended-detour/

Excerpt Two: https://carolkeen.blogspot.com/2021/09/unintended-detours-by-dl-wood-epic-book.html

Excerpt Three: https://www.amoderndayfairytale.net/2021/09/unintended-detours-epic-book-launch.html

Excerpt Four: http://montanamade.weebly.com/tell-tale-book-reviews/epic-book-launch-unintended-detour-by-dl-wood

Excerpt Five: https://blissbooksandjewels.com/special-book-feature-excerpt-unintended-detour-by-d-l-wood/

Excerpt Six: https://catsinthecradle.blog/2021/10/01/unintended-detour-epic-book-launch/

Excerpt Seven: https://lakesidelivingsite.wordpress.com/2021/09/13/unintended-detours-epic-book-launch/

– Celebrate Lit


D.L. Wood is a USA TODAY bestselling author who writes thrilling suspense laced with romance and faith. Her books have won multiple awards (2016 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best Christian Fiction Ebook; 2019 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best General Christian Fiction) and her novel Unintended Target was selected as the May 2019 American Christian Fiction Writers Book Club book. She is an Amazon bestselling author of Christian Mystery & Suspense and millions of pages of her books have been read through Kindle Unlimited.

D.L. writes CleanCaptivatingFiction™- fiction that entertains and uplifts. In her novels she tries to give readers the same thing that she wants: a “can’t-put-it-down-stay-up-till-3am” character-driven story, full of heart, believability and adrenaline.

D.L. lives in North Alabama, where, if she’s not writing, you’ll probably catch her curled up with a cup of Earl Grey (light milk, one sugar) and her Westies – Frodo and Dobby – bingeing on the latest BBC mystery series. You can stay apprised of D.L.’s releases and promotions (including free and discounted books) by subscribing to her newsletter on her website at dlwoodonline.com.

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