"The Most vivid portrait of a real family anywhere in mystery fiction." —Mary Willis Walker
A HOUSE OF CARDS-A PACK OF LIES
Her husband, Willis, calls her a "danger junkie." But suburban Texas mom and romance writer E. J. Pugh believes that the truth is something that must always be pursued no matter how perilous the path that leads to it.
When her black sheep sister-in-law is arrested for the murder of a young homeless woman, E. J. is unwilling to simply accept the swift judgment of her husband's family that Juney is a lost cause, good for nothing but trouble. The Pughs have never forgiven Juney for the tragic death of Willis's brother, yet E. J. feels certain she's innocent of this crime. But the plucky sometime-sleuth's investigation could topple a very fragile house of cards with shocking revelations of sex, drugs and depravity...and bring E.J.'s own happy homelife crashing down as well.
"A GIFTED AND PERCEPTIVE WRITER WHOSE CHARACTERS ARE SECOND TO NONE." —Sharyn McCrumb
"EVEN A BRIGHT, SUNNY DAY FEELS MENACING IN THE HANDS OF THIS PRO." —Margaret Maron