"A chilling exploration of how little we sometimes know about the people we love" (Allison Leotta) this riveting suspense novel will keep you guessing to the very end.
At twenty-nine, Toni Matthews is on the cusp of having it all—a successful career as one of the top real estate agents in Nashville, great friends, and the partner and family she’d always longed for in her fiancé, architect Scott Chadwick.
But just days before their planned nuptials, Scott plummets to his death at one of his construction sites and Toni is forced to bury her fiancé on their wedding day. Now living all alone in their new, custom-made dream house, dealing with her loss becomes even harder when the police rule his death a suicide. Yet Toni refuses to believe that it could be anything other than a tragic accident.
When she learns that Scott’s estranged brother, Brian, is contesting the will, threatening to take away her home, Toni starts to suspect that it may not have been a mere accident but something more sinister. Without the cooperation of the police, and in spite of her friends’ growing concern that she’s in denial and not dealing with her grief, Toni begins investigating on her own. As she crisscrosses Nashville on a mission to prove to herself and the world that Scott wouldn’t try to escape this life, Toni can’t shake the sinking feeling that something is off, that she’s being followed—and that her search for truth may have deadly consequences.
Henson's overwrought print debut follows the rousing success of her self-published e-book sales of more than 100,000 copies. Nashville real estate agent Toni Matthews is on the eve of her wedding to architect/entrepreneur Scott Chadwick when Chadwick takes a fatal fall from one of his major projects. The police are quick to rule his death suicide and, reluctantly, so are his partner, Clint Shore, and his wife, Jill, and best friend Mark Ross. Toni is convinced Scott was pushed, and her suspicions center on his younger brother, Brian Chadwick. Toni begins digging for more information, and the more she learns, the more she realizes she can't trust anyone. Henson puts her heroine through the wringer with numerous near escapes and endless betrayals as suspicion shifts from one suspect to another in quick succession. The characterizations are pretty shallow, but Henson keeps the plot churning with new revelations about Toni and Scott's friends and colleagues.