Starting over has never been more dangerous...
Charlotte loves her new job at Rosie's bookshop in the small town of Kingfisher Falls. One day she will buy the store, but for now she's content to learn the ropes and forget her troubled past. Even the snobby book club ladies can't dampen her spirits.
But when a strange series of crimes casts suspicion on all the wrong people - including Charlotte - she can't stand back and watch. Charlotte begins her own investigation, and Rosie is more than happy to help. With the community divided and criminals on the loose, the annual Christmas Eve street party is about to change lives forever, and Charlotte is the only one who can prevent a disaster.
So much for keeping her head down.
fresh starts and old baggage
Charlie carries with her a lot of pain from her past.
She is not the only one. Sadly other have honed the pain and anger into weapons to wield against others who could really use support
Will those seeking vengeance destroy Christmas holidays for others, and maybe force more dire consequences?
A dangerous situation indeed when the local constable seems determined to harass some folks and cast a blind eye towards others, acting at least in part on his own drive for power and vengeance.
Can Charlie and Rose hold onto hope and help share the holidays spirit?
Intense thriller plus whodunnit plus bittersweet family growing pains .
Makes me want to read more
I liked the book and the characters. However, it indicated that this was the first in a series which technically it’s not. I was confused as to many other characters and situations mentioned from another town that Charlie had lived in. Researched the author and found out there are many other books featuring these unknown characters mentioned in this book. I feel like that needs to be spelled out if they’re going to be mentioned in this book as much as they were. Which was quite a bit. I get that all characters in a book have a background that will eventually get sorted out but this method was a bit odd imo. But still enjoyed the book. Hope this makes sense?