A reporter and her cop fiancé dig into the shocking truth of a cold murder case in this Southern thriller by the #1 New York Times bestselling author.
The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, beautiful Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter, Amity, and wounding her two other children. Though she swore she was innocent, the prosecution insisted that Blondell did it all to be with her lover. But Blondell's son has now recanted his crucial testimony.
Reporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the truth for her true crime book—as well as personal reasons. Amity was Nikki’s childhood friend. The night she died, Amity begged her to meet with her, insisting she had a secret to tell, but Nikki didn't go. Now Nikki's fiancé, Detective Pierce Reed, worries for her safety. Because somehow, the events of that tragic night connect to Nikki's own fractured family.Soon Nikki will discover what really happened two decades ago, but the answers may come too late to save her life. . .
"Jam-packed with scary chills." --Booklist
"Absolutely tension filled. . .Jackson is on top of her game." --Suspense Magazine
A case that true crime author Nikki Gillette is considering for her next book strikes too close to home in bestseller Jackson's loosely constructed third romantic suspense novel set in Savannah, Ga. (after 2004's The Morning After). Notorious Blondell O'Henry was convicted 20 years earlier of killing her pregnant teenage daughter, Amity, and seriously wounding her two younger children, Niall, then eight, whose testimony was key to the prosecution, and Blythe, then five. Now Niall recants his testimony, which means Blondell may soon be free. Amity was Nikki's best friend, and Nikki's uncle was Blondell's lawyer. Now Nikki's fianc , Det. Pierce Reed, and his police partner are charged with reviewing the evidence against Blondell. As Nikki probes the O'Henry family past, she encounters people, both sleazy and respectable, with secrets and someone who's willing to kill to keep those secrets hidden. Readers new to Jackson should be prepared for clich -ridden prose and strained plotting.