After four years of hard work, deputy district attorney Tim McAndrews claims the title of his office’s top prosecutor. He’s young, handsome, and smart, and his life is ticking along at a satisfying pace until he sees a woman dancing down the last few steps of the James Street parking garage. Tim realizes his perfect life is actually missing something: love.
He’s surprised by his sudden and overwhelming attraction to the beautiful Daniela St. Clair—wealthy heiress and philanthropist. Love on the brain, he returns to his office to find his best friends from the old neighborhood, Kathy and Scott. They have grim news: two young women have died as a result of a toxic mix of antidepressants and alcohol.
Kathy, with the Medical Examiner’s Office, and Scott, a Seattle detective, suspect foul play, and they need Tim’s help to prove it. With thoughts of Daniela still whirling around his head, Tim works with his old friends, but the case leads them all down a dark path. They follow the evidence where it leads, methodically putting together a jigsaw puzzle of pure evil, as Tim pursues new love and soon realizes he’s not the only one interested in Daniela.
From the Source
Vail is a master at crafting a story so rich in subplots and character development that the reader will find himself turning, page after page, wondering who’s doing the crime and how will that person get caught. If you’re a fan of a story rich in romance, murder, and good old fashioned detective work, this is your kind of story! Each character, good and bad, have defining moments in their lives that motivate them throughout the story . Plus, when it comes to crime drama, this one truly sets the bar high!
Timothy R. Baldwin
I loved this story! I had a hard time putting the book down! The story took a lot of twists and turns and when you thought it was done, took some more. Good character development, but saved enough that you get to continue learning new things about the characters throughout the story. Had something for everyone - mystery, vivid scenery, love story, characters with depth, fast action, betrayal, wine culture, and more. Great first novel and I’m looking forward to seeing more from this author.
The author gives us clear characters and a plot with twists and turns to keep us totally involved. The lead characters give us a glimpse of a relationship we all dream of. This story is a wonderful mix of a fear-fueled suspense and a heart-melting love story.
I can't wait for the next book.
A murder mystery love story...loved it from beginning to end. I had the opportunity to meet the author in Coeur d’Alene at an arts/craft event and decided to order the ebook. I will follow author Sarah Vail and look forward to reading more of her books.