Stranger or Friend - a mystery novel by Silvia Villalobos

Imagine returning to your childhood hometown in the dead of winter to care for a sick mother, only to find a murdered best friend and a grave in the woods.

Stranger or Friend, a mystery novel, will tote readers through a haunting tale of whodunit when big city lawyer Zoe Sinclair revisits her small town. The scene and the tension are set at the outset, when Zoe hears a faint crying and someone running in the woods outside her home.  What she doesn't expect to find is a murder and mayhem and a trail of cues and near misses she has no choice but to follow, even if it means putting herself in the same danger that befell her friend. Fingers point to outsiders, transitional workers, people moving into the area. Soon, she is thrust into the mystery and trying to solve it before it destroys her.

With an eye on what it means to be human, the story brings a different world to life in the rawest form while shaking out the pieces of a mystery.

Set in the rural hills of Wyoming, this novel takes the reader in and out of darkness, battles the elements of frigid winters, and reveals all that is hidden.