She lay in the frosted grass behind Frozen Falls. Her eyes were wide open, and the wind blew her hair, ash-blond locks reflecting the blue sky. Her face, beautiful even in death, was pale, as if the bitter cold from the mountain had drained the color from her cheeks.
On a crisp autumn day in the small town of Mount Chester, Detective Kay Sharp comes face-to-face with the past she has spent the last decade running from. Her ex-husband, Brian, has been accused of murder.
Seeing Brian brings a flood of painful memories—he betrayed her in the worst possible way. Yet despite her heartbreak, Kay is willing to put her career on the line to prove his innocence.
Brian is accused of killing Kay’s former best friend, Rachel—the woman he cheated on Kay with, getting her pregnant. The blood drains from Kay’s face; she received a voicemail from Rachel two days ago. “I hope you’ll forgive me,” she’d said, her voice fraught with tears. “I know I have no right, but I need you.” Kay’s stomach plummets. By the time she called back, Rachel was already dead. Could Brian really be the murderer?
Kay faces pressure from her crime team, who don’t want her working on an investigation so close to home. But she’s willing to risk everything—she vows to get justice for Rachel.
When Kay visit’s Rachel’s mother, she uncovers a heart-stopping discovery that makes the case even more critical: Rachel’s eight-year-old daughter, Holly, is missing. Could the little girl still be alive?
Up against the most complex—and most personal—case of her career, can she save precious Holly before it’s too late? And will Kay’s determination to find out the truth lead to justice—or be her undoing?
They say once a cheater, always a cheater and I believe that. Does that mean that they are capable of doing worse things than that, like killing for instance? I believe that’s possible too. After all killers do lie, cheat and deceive in order to try and stay out of jail. What happens though when your ex is turning himself in, hoping you will help him clear his name?
He has broken your heart, more than once, but you think you know him enough and you tell yourself that has been his worst crime. Even though you don’t really want him in your life at all, you decide you help as much as you can.
Has he told you everything though? Can a cheater be trusted or does he play a game? The deeper Kay digs, the closer she comes to the truth. Was she right in believing her ex or has he, once again, played her for a fool?
Every day I am still surprised at what people are willing to do to protect themselves and how cruel some of them can be. Some try to buy someone’s silence, but can you sleep on both ears than? Others pick a more ‘secure’ solution…
Sometimes the most charming people are the ones who always get what they want. People want to please them, are attracted to them, fall for them, but do they ever see the real person behind that dazzling smile, those piercing eyes and that glamorous exterior?
I really enjoy this series. Kay and Elliot are partners, but they are so different. Maybe that’s why they are such a good match. In this book they are forced to work separately, but are they really? An excellent series by an excellent storyteller. 5 stars
About the Author
Leslie Wolfe is a bestselling author whose novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. She creates unforgettable, brilliant, strong women heroes who deliver fast-paced, satisfying suspense backed up by extensive background research in technology and psychology.
Her novels have a consistent presence in genre bestselling lists and a solid sales track record, with more than a million copies sold. Her bestselling series include the Detective Kay Sharp series, the Tess Winnett series, the Baxter & Holt series, and the Alex Hoffmann series