- 2020 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, General (Adult Fiction)
It's spring on Washington Island. Newly appointed Fire Chief Jim Freeberg contends with a string of suspicious fires, as an unknown someone buys up the island's shoreline. Meanwhile, drawn once more into local controversy, and awash in suspicion herself, Fiona Campbell must determine the answers to questions that will affect the future of the entire island. "A Small Earnest Question" is book four in the award-winning North of the Tension Line series, set on a remote island in the Great Lakes.