- Expected Mar 24, 2020
On the floor, amongst the piles of freshly pressed laundry, lay the woman’s lifeless body, her pale yellow nightdress soaked in blood.
“I didn’t do it…” came a whisper from the corner of the room.
Detective Katie Scott has never seen two people more in love than her aunt and uncle as they danced together on the night of their wedding anniversary party. But the next morning, when Katie finds her aunt’s body sprawled across the floor, that perfect image is shattered forever.
All fingers point to Katie’s uncle, Pine Valley’s beloved sheriff and protector – after all, his prints are all over the antique knife found at the scene. Grieving, but certain of her uncle’s innocence, Katie is consigned to the cold case division after she’s discovered searching the house for clues. Does someone want to keep her as far away from this investigation as possible?
Ignoring warnings from her team, Katie digs into her uncle’s old case files and discovers photographs of the body of a young girl found tied to a tree after a hike in search of a rare flower. Her body is covered with the same unusual lacerations her aunt suffered. Katie knows it can’t be a coincidence, but every lead she follows takes her to a dead end.
Moments before the sheriff is arrested, Katie realizes that a single piece of thread she found at the crime scene could be the missing link that will stitch old crimes to new. But how can she prove her uncle’s innocence without throwing herself directly into the line of fire? She doesn’t have a choice, he’s the only family she has left…
A totally jaw-dropping crime thriller with an ending you will never see coming! Perfect for anyone who adores Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine and Melinda Leigh.
Readers adore Jennifer Chase:
‘Brilliant! Brilliant! Absolutely freaking brilliant!!... Fantastic and so real.’ Shalini’s Books & Reviews, 5 stars
‘Amazing… I couldn't put it down. Had my attention from start to finish. Plenty of suspense and twists and turns. Just when I thought I had it figured out, I was proven wrong. Will definitely recommend. Can't wait for more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I just couldn’t stop reading. I had to know how the story panned out… One hell of a scary and unpredictable rollercoaster ride with several twists and turns along the way. On more than one occasion I almost had to read through my fingers as I feared what was going to happen next… got the adrenaline pumping, the blood pressure rising and sent my heart rate through the roof… I was gripped by the story and on the edge of my seat throughout.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars
‘An excellent, exhilarating read. I had to keep reading just another page, another page, as everything raced towards a high tension ending.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A twist at every page!... Absolutely loved this book… so engrossed, read it in 2 days… well-written and enthralling. Couldn't put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Fantastic… had me glued to the pages and I didn't want to put it down… so gripping and suspenseful and wonderfully paced… hit me with some captivating misdirection and planted a few red herrings. A brilliant, nail-biting and highly recommended read.’ Brianne’s Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS PUTTING THIS BOOK DOWN!!!!!... I was literally holding my breath… I HAD TO KNOW!!!!! As for the explosive ending WOW definitely not what or who I was expecting.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars