I couldn't put it down. I literally read it cover to cover in 3.5 hrs. This was a fantastic book with excellent use of a refreshing variety of literary devices from flashbacks to foreshadowing. One of the things I enjoyed most about it was the way the book concluded with an amazing roller coaster ride over the last 3 chapters. Also included a delightfully accurate description of the actual local area that it's set in. ~ Mike T.
When wealthy Charlotte Phillips-Pierce is found murdered on a trail, Detective Parker Williams finds himself with a long list of suspects. Who would want to kill her? Or, as her son tells Parker, who wouldn't?
From her children to the murderer she once befriended, the list of suspects seems endless. As Parker delves deeper into the circumstances of her death, a life of privilege, greed, sex, dark family secrets, and lies begins to unfold.
The sins of the past emerge, leading to a showdown with a killer.
Told in a series of flashbacks, from the Swinging Sixties of Europe to the Free Love Seventies of the United States and beyond, this is the story of how one woman's idyllic life and trust is shattered forever by one brutal, unspeakable act. One that changes her life, and the lives of those around her forever, setting in motion a path that ultimately leads to murder.
Susan M. Viemeister has long been fascinated by things that go bump in the night. She realizes things aren't always as they appear to be, which she brings to life in a captivating, thrilling way in her novels. Living in an antebellum farmhouse in rural Virginia, where things really do go bump in the night, has reinforced this belief. From the time she was a small child, telling ghost stories on dark, summer nights, to the present, Susan enjoys sharing these possibilities with her readers.