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The Reverend Lee Barker went missing 19 years ago. And the people of Stillwater, Mississippi, believe they know why. They're convinced he was murdered by his stepson, Clay Montgomery. But only Clay, his mother, and sisters can say for sure. They were the only ones there that fateful night, the only ones who know what really happened. And they're not talking. Allie McCormick is a cold-case detective from Chicago. After a particularly difficult divorce, she's returned to Stillwater with her 6-year-old daughter to find the peace she once knew in her hometown, and to work for the local police force while she's starting over. But when Clay's powerful enemies join forces to put him behind bars, Allie feels duty bound to uncover the truth. Her instincts tell her he didn't murder the Reverend Lee Barker.
Maybe Clay's a dark and brooding man with more than his share of secrets, but he was just 16 at the time. And he's not a cold-blooded killer. At least, that's what Allie believes, until she finds proof that behind the preacher's pious demeanor lurked the heart of a monster. Then she has to ask herself whether justice has already been done.
©2007 Brenda Novak (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Patti Dotson on 10-03-07


I enjoyed this very much! I have downloaded the ones in this series and they are great- I was really in to the book- its a good one! enjoy

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5 out of 5 stars
By Robin on 03-10-08

Great Romance & Narrator

I made the mistake of listening to this trilogy out of order. This is the second story which I listened to first - it is also the best of the three. Listen in order to these although anyone of these stories could stand alone.
The first book, dead silence, is a good story with a good narrator. The second, dead giveaway is an excellent story with a wonderful romance and an amazing amount of suspense. I loved it. This narrator was fabulous and although I understand why they had three different narrators (each representing the sibling whose story was being told) I wish Chris Rimmel had been the narrator for the entire series. His portrayal of the sibling Clay is incredibly sexy and even the female voices were terrific.
The third story has the weakest romance, a terrible narrator and the storyline becomes too sordid (too much distubing detail on pediphiles - not for the faint of heart).
Read them in order - You won't be dissapointed by the first two.
I look forward to seeing what this author creates next!!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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