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Publisher's Summary

In a new series from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh, former prosecutor Morgan Dane faces the most personal - and deadly - case of her lifetime.
After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she's finally found peace and a promising career opportunity - until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.
Tessa was the ultimate girl next door, and the community is outraged by her death. But Morgan has known Nick for years and can't believe he's guilty, despite the damning evidence stacked against him. She asks her friend Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, for help. Taking on the town, the police, and a zealous DA, Morgan and Lance plunge into the investigation, determined to find the real killer. But as they uncover secrets that rock the community, they become targets for the madman hiding in plain sight.
©2017 Melinda Leigh (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
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Critic Reviews

"Search no further for a suspenseful audiobook. And narrator Cris Dukehart gives it a dynamic performance.... With a performance that ranges from depicting fear to delivering shocking reveals, Dukehart draws the listener in from the first chapter." ( AudioFile)
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3 out of 5 stars
By J. Kromrie on 06-15-17

Too heavy on the romance too light on the mystery

this was an "ok" book, but I don't require or particulary care for my mystery novels to contain romantic fluff, and this book contained more fluff than most..

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mary N. Taitt on 05-22-17

Fast paced and compelling

The plot and action were exciting. A terrible murder occurs (starts the whole book) and the wrong kid is accused. Morgan gives up a good job to defend the kid. There's a love interest. And some good subplots. The only thing I didn't like is some of the romantic stuff sounded a bit like dimestore romance --ugh!

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5 out of 5 stars
By f.c on 09-12-17


My kitchen has never been so clean just so I had moments to myself to listen to this wonderful book, gripping story line and amazing performance can't wait for next book in the series, roll on September
Only slight dissatisfaction was that the poor young man Nick was not exonerated inform of the town after his life had been completed destroyed - my niggle nothing against the author's ending

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By katiemay on 11-16-17


Really enjoyed listening to this book. Have listened to Melinda's other series and enjoyed them as well. I don't often read thrillers but this was well written. Definitely worth a read or listen.

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