After her son witnesses his father's tragic death, financial analyst Katelyn Landers quits her high-powered banking career and moves with her son back to her family home. Life in the Low Country, among the barrier islands and marshes Kate played in as a child will provide the perfect place for her son to heal.
But something is terribly wrong in the quaint fishing village Kate left behind. Her family's real estate business is teetering on bankruptcy, enemies masquerade as cherished friends, and Kate uncovers a long-hidden family secret that threatens the lives of everyone she loves.
Family money and family secrets often travel together, and there is no shortage of secrecy and deception in this story. Each character involved has a checkered past, and the author expertly weaves the carefully placed details back in when they become relevant to present-day events...each clue lays the foundation for a complex and intriguing climax, and the action builds to a dramatic and satisfying conclusion.
A perfect quick read, like an airplane ride, and would resonate well with readers who enjoy exciting and well-crafted action/adventure stories, as well as Agatha Christie-style mysteries...4 out of 4 stars, and recommend it to anyone looking for a quick and exciting read.
"A must-read, page-turning, suspense-filled novel set in the Georgia Low country where money, family, and lies collide."
Suzanne Purvis, author of Deception in Destin
"An easy read. The story is quick to unfold and envelop the reader. The author does a wonderful job of transporting the reader to the Golden Isles of GA with all of its natural charms. As a southern boy, I was drawn to Kate Landers’s tenacity. And the contrast of matriarchal strength between Kate and her mom is priceless.
This mystery is rich and full of surprises as should be expected, but the colorful characters are what makes the story. We all know enchanting folks like these--they are the fiber of Southern culture."