A Secret in the Heartland explores the many secrets hidden in the lives of every day people. A man was found dead in his office chair. It was a senseless murder. Was this man's death a crime of passion or a random murder? A Midwestern police chief spends twenty years following false leads, and dead ends, attempting to solve this case. Surprises are uncovered as the investigation progresses closer to exposing the guilty party. Suspects discover unexpected facts about each other as this story unfolds. You will be surprised what measures people take to keep their personal secrets hidden! A compelling, written from the heart, epilogue follows the final chapter. Michael Henning expresses his purpose for writing this story while revealing a deeply hidden secret about himself that has been buried for nearly fifty years!
Mike Henning was born in Wisconsin in the mid nineteen fifties. Raised and educated in Minnesota in the nineteen sixties and seventies Mike has worked in business management for nearly thirty years. This is Mike's first novel. As time has allowed, and the need to discuss his own secret grew, Mike decided to write a story. This story grew to a book. Now, in his fifties, Mike recently returned to the Western Minnesota area where he grew up!