By Emily Arsenault
Scandal, love, kin, and homicide mix during this gripping literary secret through significantly acclaimed writer Emily Arsenault, within which a tender academic’s lifestyles is grew to become the other way up whilst her brother is arrested for homicide and she or he needs to turn out his innocence.
The conflict siblings are used to sadness. Seven years, one marriage and divorce, 3 cats, and a puppy later, Theresa nonetheless hasn’t entire her dissertation. rather than a level, she’s bought a houseful of adoring pets and a dead-end copywriting activity for a neighborhood candle company.
Jeff, her so-called genius older brother, doesn’t have it jointly, both. artistic, and constant, he’s additionally aimless in paintings and love. yet his new female friend, Kim, a gorgeous waitress in her twenties, seems smitten.
When Theresa is of the same opinion to dog-sit Kim’s puggle for a weekend, she has no concept that it's the starting of a terrifying nightmare that might shatter her quiet global. quickly, Kim’s physique might be present in the woods, and Jeff becomes the leading suspect.
Though the proof is overwhelming, Theresa is familiar with that her brother isn't really a cold-blooded assassin. yet to transparent him she needs to discover extra approximately Kim. Investigating the useless woman’s earlier, Theresa uncovers a treacherous mystery concerning politics, homicide, and scandal—and turns into entangled in a in all probability risky romance. however the deeper she falls into this troubling case, the extra it turns into transparent that, in attempting to retailer her brother’s lifestyles, she might be sacrificing her personal.