A Sacramento-based author has just released her first book. "Road to the Innocent," by author Lee McCarthy, features Arizona's beautiful backdrops as one woman's desperate attempts to save her parents from criminals unfolds.

'Innocent' opens with Cassie Fletcher, an Arizona-based photographer, who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. After witnessing a horrendous crime, Cassie goes on the run to avoid capture by the culprits and from there, her life is thrown into a tailspin.

On the way home from a camping trip, McCarthy and her husband made a stop in Page, Ariz. after camping and exploring Lake Powell by boat. Feeling absolutely inspired and in awe of the beautiful scenery, McCarthy felt the need to put the scenery on paper. Crippled by arthritis, barely able to walk, McCarthy suddenly woke up one day and began writing.

"I kid you not, it was like a hand pulled me up and I walked into our study," said McCarthy. "I would start bright and early and before you knew it, it was day's end. The writing poured out of me."

"'Road to the Innocent' is the perfect beach, plane, or really anywhere read," a reviewer wrote in a five-star review of "Road to the Innocent." "It is a well-paced, compelling story that includes the elements we love the most: suspense, intrigue, romance, tradition and family."

"Hope for a rainy day so you get to read the entire book in a day," says another reviewer. "You will not want to put this book down."

Incorporating the breathtaking backdrops of Arizona, "Road to the Innocent" will keep readers guessing as one family's life or death situation unfolds. For more information about Lee McCarthy and "Road to the Innocent," please visit

"Road to the Innocent"
By Lee McCarthy
ISBN: 978-1-4834-63476 (softcover); 978-1-4834-63483 (electronic)
Available at Lulu Publishing and Amazon

About the author
Lee McCarthy, with her husband, lives and works as a cattle rancher and hay farmer on their ranch near Red Bluff, Calif. She is former president of Tehama County Cattlewomen and is the founder and president of Dos Cheekas, Inc., a women's horseback riding group. She is currently working on her second book, "Uncommon Goods."

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