A Shadow on the Snow


“A Shadow on the Snow” is now available wherever book are sold! Being a published author has been a dream of mine for over thirty years and now I’m a published novelist! Buy links are: 

Barnes and Noble

And now it’s an audiobook! Buy links are:


Authors Direct

Back cover blurb

“Nineteen-year-old Rae Riley can barely believe her gamble paid off. After spending seven months investigating the identity of her father and whether he tried to murder her mother, Rae has been accepted by her dad, Sheriff Walter “Mal” Malinowski IV, and his immediate family with open hearts. And for the first time in her life, Rae is making friends, jamming with three cute cops who play outlaw country music.

But someone is leaving Rae threatening notes, reminding her of her late mother’s notorious past when Bella Rydell wrecked homes and lives during the few years she lived in rural Marlin County, Ohio. Fearing the threats will make Mal and his family reject her, Rae investigates the mystery on her own. But her amateur sleuthing may cost her the father she’s always wanted when the stalker changes targets and takes dead aim at Mal.”


Laurie Lucking, award-winning author of Common

“Absolutely captivating! Equal parts heartwarming and suspenseful, I was drawn in as much by the blossoming relationships and loveable family dynamics as the page-turning mystery. Allen has created a town filled with complex characters I want to visit again and again, from resourceful Rae to her spunky brothers and loyal but hurting friends. Whether you’re an enthusiast of the mystery genre or just looking to be immersed in an engaging story, A SHADOW ON THE SNOW won’t disappoint.”

James R. Hannibal, award-wining author of The Paris Betrayal

“Come for the mystery. Stay for the characters. Suspense and relationships merge into a heart-pounding and heartwarming tale.”

Carole Brown, award-winning author of The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman

“Here comes another debut author readers need to pay attention to. This author has the instinct to evoke emotions and pictures into her writing. If she hasn’t lived through experiences that relate to her scenes, she’s intuitive enough to vision those and write them into her work … I love that she has an ability that not many authors have: making the reader FEEL they are in the story, and that is what I call a real writer.”

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    1. Thank you! The picture at the top is not the book cover. It’s a picture I chose before I sold the book. My publisher just finished the cover and I should be able to reveal it soon!

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