"Tall Willows" is a gripping novel filled with suspense and romance. When The Golden Valley School District's budget coordinator is shot and left to decay in the high school's abandoned darkroom by an unknown female, the school and community are turned upside down. Unbeknownst to the murderess, the victim had placed a large manilla folder full of budget reports on a messy desk in the school's main office. The budgets show someone has been embezzling money from the school district. Ruth Willows, the student who discovered the dead accountant, finds herself caught in the middle of a murder and a controversial romance. This unforgettable book is filled with twists and turns as Ruth navigates corruption, manages her tumultuous relationship, and the confronts identity of the murderess.
As Ruth begins her senior year of high school, she realizes that the man she started in the Summer, is the school's new English teacher. Throughout the book, Ruth is faced with unthinkable challenges. She finds herself in a relationship that ethically needs to end but picks up again when she turns 18 years old. She also stumbles across a brutal murder and must do everything in her power to survive when the murderess realizes that she knows the truth. Despite facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Ruth finds a way to survive.