Melinda Leigh is one of my favorite authors so I’m kind of thrilled to read her new series.
After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she’s finally found peace and a promising career opportunity—until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.
Tessa was the ultimate girl next door, and the community is outraged by her death. But Morgan has known Nick for years and can’t believe he’s guilty, despite the damning evidence stacked against him. She asks her friend Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, for help. Taking on the town, the police, and a zealous DA, Morgan and Lance plunge into the investigation, determined to find the real killer. But as they uncover secrets that rock the community, they become targets for the madman hiding in plain sight.
Just a short introduction to the characters. I have read about them when I read Scarlet Fall series by Melinda Leigh. There’s a short mention of Morgan and Lance in the book.
Morgan is living with her three daughters and her grandfather at his house after her husband’s death. She’s grieving and healing for two years. Her family is law enforcers. Her grandfather is a retired homicide detective, her dead father was a detective, her brother is in SWAP unit, her sister is a detective too. Morgan used to be a district attorney but she quit when her husband died. Now she’s moving on and ready to go back to work when she received news that her neighbor, Nick, is being arrested for the murder of her babysitter Tessa.
Lance is a police officer when he’s being shot on his leg by one of the perps during his days in the police force. Instead of taking the time to recover from the injury, he resigns the position. He took up a retired police officer’s offer and work as a private investigator.
With the town turning their backs against Nick and his father, Morgan happens to be the target too when she volunteer to defend Nick and help him to find the real murderer.
Just couldn’t stop reading after I start and it’s disturbing cos I cannot complete other work other than keep going on with the book. Luckily, I still managed with the audible version so it’s fine. I like the pace of the book. Not too rush and not too lengthy. Just nice. Waiting patiently for the next book to release.