One lost summer is time best left forgotten... When Minneapolis attorney, Billie Fredrickson, inherits her uncle's small California winery, she has no intention of actually moving to the west coast and starting a new life. Her only thought is to get it off her hands as quickly as possible. But her return to the winery after an absence of twenty years opens up more than the reading of her uncle's will. Childhood memories, long-buried, begin to surface, prompting questions that no one is able or willing to answer. A late night prowler, a break-in at the winery, and an unearthed box of shocking photographs is someone's way of pulling the welcome mat out from under Billie's feet, but it only makes her dig her heels in deeper. Secrets lie buried beneath Fredrickson Winery's innocent facade and Billie intends to get to the root. But disturbing the past lays bare the skeletons of others, including her mother's. Can she live with the consequences of full disclosure or will she run home where everyone is Minnesota nice?
Good, suspenseful story, and very hard to put down. A young woman deals with a terrible and frightening incident from her childhood. Lost to conscious memory, an unexpected inheritance teases the incident to the surface.
I live in California, I drink wine and I love to read. What more do I need, you ask? A well written book wrapped around a good mystery. I found all of that within these pages.
Good characters, suspense building and romance. Enjoyed reading.