• by Melissa Lenhardt
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Big secrets run deep. Former FBI agent Jack McBride took the job as chief of police for Stillwater, Texas, to start a new life with his teenage son, Ethan, away from the suspicions that surrounded his wife's disappearance a year earlier. With a low crime rate and a five-man police force, he expected it to be a nice, easy gig; hot checks, traffic violations, some drugs, occasional domestic disturbances, and petty theft. Instead, within a week he is investigating a staged murder-suicide, uncovering a decades' old skeleton buried in the woods, and managing the first crime wave in 30 years. For help navigating his unfamiliar, small-town surroundings, Jack turns to Ellie Martin, one of the most respected women in town - her scandal-filled past notwithstanding.
Despite Jack's murky marriage status and the disapproval of Ethan and the town, they are immediately drawn to each other. As Jack and Ellie struggle with their budding relationship, they unearth shattering secrets long buried and discover the two cases Jack is working, though 50 years apart, share a surprising connection that will rattle the town to its core.


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Customer Reviews

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What the hell did I just read? If just one reviewer would have said there was NO HEA I would never have bought this book. NEVER.

I’m so disappointed I can’t believe it. That won’t take away from my 5 star review because it was a great mystery/suspense but it stops me from ever reading this author again. If you’re going to put a man and woman in your book and have them fall in love then give them a HEA not what you did, Ms. Lenhardt.

I liked the players: Miner, Freeman, Buck, Diego, Kelly, Jane, Marta, Esperanza, they were all wonderfully written. But they can’t make up for the horrendous ending.

As to the narrator: He was phenomenal. Once you knew who the players were you just knew who was talking before the book ever told you, male and female. He laughed, whispered, cried, yelled, every emotion there was, he did. I’ve never listened to Mr. Dufris before but I WILL go through his 386 narrations and see if he’s done anything else I’d be interested in. I sure hope he’s done some historical novels. He is just spectacular!!!
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- Trish R.

An unsuccessful attempt

The author of this "mystery" was trying for a police procedural + romance. It was mostly romance, and the police work suffered. I liked the narration, but the book itself,not so much. One word review - poor.
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- Ruth Bain "RueRue"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-26-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios