True-crime writer Leah Nash is reluctantly drawn into a modern family drama with a very old story to tell.
Bryan Crawford’s murder is the perfect crime: no witness, no weapon, no indication that his death is anything other than the result of diabetes complications.
That’s what the medical examiner says.
That’s what the autopsy proves.
And that’s what the killer is counting on.
But when new evidence surfaces, crime writer Leah Nash is pulled into the investigation, and all bets are off.
Leah quickly zeroes in on the dysfunctional dynamics of the Crawford family. Beneath the happy fable they tell the world lies a dark tale of jealousy, greed, and revenge.
Bryan’s wife, his daughter, his sister, and his stepson each have secrets to hide. Every one of them have reasons to want Bryan dead. And they are all going to great lengths to keep Leah from the truth.
Then Leah makes a shocking discovery, and is propelled into a confrontation with the killer. It’s a fight she must win to save someone she loves. But time is running out. As raging flood waters surge forward, Leah acts...and the consequences will change her life forever.
"Leah is the best type of female character...strong, independent, and intelligent. [she]...encourages the reader to follow her wherever she goes, and I intend to do just that." —Laura Snider, author of Unsympathetic Victims
"Leah is smart and motivated with a healthy sense of humor. She narrates her story with a good balance between action, conversation, and introspection." —Foreword Reviews
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I liked this one!! It was a great storyline kept my Interest the entire time! This book had suspense, intrigue and a great who done it! The storyline was so interesting! I really enjoyed reading this book! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!
4 stars Leah Nash is a true crime writer who also is co-owner of the last print newspaper in Himmel. She has just finished her latest book when her editor calls and suggests she think about writing fiction. She is somewhat horrified, but also interested. She gets the idea that she must do some background research for her first in a series of mystery novels. She begs her friend the Sheriff and the only detective Ross to let her shadow the detective for two weeks. After finally getting her way, her shadowing doesn’t last long as a local wealthy man is murdered at his home. At the insistence of the teenage son of one of the suspects and the receptionist at the sheriff’s office, Leah takes on the investigations of their seemingly separate issues. But, are they really? As time goes by, and Leah finds out some awful information, she wishes she hadn’t gotten involved. Who really killed Bryan Crawford? After an exciting and tension-filled denouement, the case is solved. I must admit, I did not see that coming. It was great and even made perfect sense. The book is well written and plotted. The major characters are likable and competent. I like the way the author shared some background information on them, but not so much that it intruded on the story. I will definitely go to Amazon to look for other Susan Hunter books. I want to thank NetGalley and Severn River Publishing for forwarding to me a copy of this very good book for me to read, enjoy and review. The opinions expressed here are solely my own.
Thank you NetGalley and Severn River Publishing for this amazing new book! What a great read! Lots of twists and turns! There were some big surprises and exciting new characters. Susan Hunter writes another intriguing crime thriller. True-crime writer Leah Nash is reluctantly drawn into a modern family drama with a very old story to tell. The characters are deep and seem like real people with real problems and motivations. The book is excellent with plenty of twists and turns. The series hasn't grown stale as it continues to develop new characters and possibilities and leaves you wanting more. The author has done an excellent job in entertaining us with this amazing new novel!