Peggy Townsend Books

      Peggy Townsend


See Her Run (Aloa Snow Book 1)

The body of a young adventure runner is found in the Nevada desert and cops rule the death a suicide. The victim’s boyfriend had just died and injuries were threatening her running career. But things are not as they seem and ex-newspaper reporter Aloa Snow is called on to look into the young woman’s death. Snow, let go from her job at the L.A. Times for a mistake in judgment, knows this case won’t make up for the sins of her past but hopes it might be a small payment against her karmic debt. What she discovers takes her into a world of mystery and corporate intrigue and could leave her running for her own life.


Townsend’s debut is driven by brisk plotting with bursts of stylish prose. Her eye for sharp character details makes her one to watch.
— Kirkus Reviews
See Her Run is fast-paced with many surprising twists that make this a page-turner. When you think you know who the killer is, this book will prove you wrong, building up the mystery and leaving you on the edge of your seat until everything comes crashing down at the conclusion. See Her Run is truly a novel you will not want to miss.”
— RT Books Review (Top Pick)
An award-winning journalist herself, Townsend has created a nuanced young protagonist…This could be the beginning of an intriguing series.”
— Booklist
Aloa Snow, the appealing heroine of Townsend’s gripping first novel and series launch…investigate[s] the apparent suicide of twenty-five-year-old adventure runner Hayley Poole…Aloa’s pursuit of the story of Hayley’s death plunges her into a world of murder and corporate intrigue. Readers will look forward to seeing more of plucky Aloa.”
— Publishers Weekly

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About Me

Peggy Townsend is longtime newspaper reporter who has won multiple state and national awards for her work. She has chased a serial killer through a graveyard at midnight, panhandled with street kids, and sat on a mountaintop with woman who counted her riches in each morning's sunrise. She has rafted rivers, come face-to-face with a grizzly bear and, twice, lived in her van for seven weeks while traveling across the country. She divides her time between the Central Coast of California and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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