In a small town where murder never happens, two people with a tragic history must work together to protect their families before another life is taken~
Bookstore owner, Sylvie Patterson and Detective Ridge Matthews share hidden pain over the long ago tragedy that marked them both. But he's only aware of part of her unspoken feelings. She knows her love for him has no future because of the breach over his younger brother's death. Besides he lives hours away in Madison working as a state homicide detective. And after his brother's tragic accident, Ridge shut down emotionally and keeps his distance from any reminder, especially Sylvie who witnessed the event.
When Sylvie's cousin Ginger returns from Alaska to write her PhD dissertation, she moves into the apartment above Sylvie's store. The evening Ginger arrives, she ends their final conversation with these cryptic words: Sylvie, I am going to wow you with a big surprise tomorrow!
Ridge has come to town to pick up the boy he's assumed guardianship of. He visits Sylvie's store to pick up Ben. When Ridge and Sylvie discover Ginger's dead body, his boss orders him to stay and solve the murder. Ridge isn't happy. He had planned on delivering the boy to a boarding school and go on with his life. Yet break-ins and odd occurrences—most connected to Sylvie and her family—keep him in town, the last place he wants to be. He's forced to stay with his parents who have never dealt with the past, a constant reminder of what he couldn't prevent. Plus he's forced into contact with Sylvie. She's farther along in reconciling with the past tragedy. Against his will, he begins to crave her company, her peace. The barriers between them crumble, stirring him to want more, feel more.
Worst of all though, Detective Matthews cannot discover any motive or solid clues for her cousin's murder. Yet because of the continuing violence toward Sylvie's family, he suspects that another murder might be coming. However, Sylvie refuses to believe that she might be next. What if she's wrong? Can Ridge stand to lose her too? Why not download this page-turner today?